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An Update

updateGood afternoon... I just wanted to update you on the updates to the system to fix the bugs that are affecting parts of the system. I hope to be posting (at least) one of these updates each day until all the problems are resolved. 1). Handicap Weight : These are now being shown on the ratings. 2). Live Ratings : The Live Ratings are now working again 3). Member's Proofing Pages : I have written a fix to sort out the problem with your systems proofing page. This has run and the system proofing pages should now be working. Conclusion : I shall carry on today to resolve some of the formatting issues on the daily ratings.. As always... My kindest regards keith-eckstein1

An Update…

updateGood afternoon... I just wanted to update you on the updates to the system to fix the bugs that are affecting parts of the system. I hope to be posting (at least) one of these updates each day until all the problems are resolved. 1). Forecast Prices : I have fixed the problem with missing forecast prices. This morning's ratings had forecast prices for 99% of all the runners. I do have to add another chunk of code tomorrow to make the forecast prices more accurate but that's almost an add on rather than a bug fix. 2). Betfair Prices : I have updated all the missing Betfair Win prices. I still need to do the Place prices but that's another job for tomorrow.

System Updates…

updateGood morning... Just a quick note to let you all know that I am working on updates to the system to fix the bugs that are affecting parts of the system. I hope to be posting one of these updates each day until all the problems are resolved. Today I am working on the forecast prices to ensure that every horse has an accurate forecast price. If I get that finished in time, then I shall move on to resolve the Betfair prices problem. I'll let you know how I get on and what I am moving on to next tomorrow morning. As always... My kindest regards keith-eckstein1

I Do Like Mondays

Day of the week photographed with vintage letterpress characters.This morning I mentioned that we seem to do very well on Mondays. Now I know that the horse doesn't know which day of the week it is... Or do they? Is the atmosphere in the yard different on a Sunday? Do the horses pick up on that? However, one could always ask the question: is it the horse that wins the race or is it the Trainer and Jockey? Anyway, I have done some basic analysis to see how Mondays have treated us. I have used data from the 8th of July 2013 up until yesterday (20th of March 2017) - that gives us a good 44 months of data which is a decent point for analysis. I have only used the top rated horse in each race. The prices used are BSP with a 5% commission deducted.

Recent Results Strategy – 2017-02-...

focus-ratings-speed-ratingsThere are no selections for the Recent Race Strategy today. The link on the morning ratings email didn't work but I shall fix it for tomorrow. The PDF may be found here... http://focusratings.com/data/focusratings-recent-results-strategy-2017-02-13-752178.pdf Taking commission into account, we are running at... Races = 2 Wins = 2 SR = 100% POI = 13.88% As always... My kindest regards keith-eckstein1

Recent Race Results – 2017-02-12

focus-ratings-speed-ratingsThere is one selection for the Recent Race Strategy today. The PDF may be found here... http://focusratings.com/data/focusratings-recent-results-strategy-2017-02-12-669138.pdf Exeter 15:50 - National Hunt - Chase Graduation Chase - Non-handicap Tea For Two LTO = 48 Confidence = 150.00% RpRank = 2 rpp = 66.67% So far (since the 10th Feb 2017) we have had one selection which won at a massive 1.13 BSP. Taking commission into account, we are running at... Races = 1 Wins = 1 SR = 100% POI = 7.35% As always... My kindest regards keith-eckstein1

Recent Race Results – 2017-02-11

focus-ratings-speed-ratingsThere are no selections for the Recent Race Strategy today. The link didn't work but it should be there for tomorrow. So far (since the 10th Feb 2017) we have had one selection which won at a massive 1.13 BSP. Taking commission into account, we are running at... Races = 1 Wins = 1 SR = 100% POI = 7.35% As always... My kindest regards keith-eckstein1

Recent Race Results – 2017-02-10

focus-ratings-speed-ratingsThe script to produce the Recent Race Results PDF seems to have worked and... I have spent the last half hour auditing it. All looks OK. From the top three ranked race types there are only three qualifying races. Two of those fail on either the confidence level (needs to be 120% or greater) or the RC1 value (needs to be 80% or greater.) This just leaves one race. Rather than send you the PDF I have done a screenshot of it... 2017-02-10--1486721287_863x130_scrot If you can't see the image properly, the selection is... Kempton 16:15 - Politologue - National Hunt Chase - Graduation Chase - LTO = 20 days and over the last 28 days we have had a 50% strike rate with non-handicap Graduation Chases. The rprank is 1 - this means that, of all races types today, over the last 28 days Graduation Chases (non-handicap) have been the best performing. From tomorrow, there will be a link to the PDF on the morning ratings email. There should also be a report on the Morning News to show how the selection(s) got on. As always... My kindest regards keith-eckstein1

Recent Results Strategy

focus-ratings-speed-ratingsI am now ready to start moving forward and define a new strategy based upon the performance of the different race types over the last 28 days. I have created a spreadsheet and would like to walk you through the process that I shall use to identify a profitable strategy. The spreadsheet is available at Recent Results Strategy and... Just to tantalise you (or convince you to read this boring post), Here are some interesting numbers...
Bet Type Races Wins Strike Rate Profit POI
ISP 299 149 49.83% 46.11 15.42%
BSP 299 149 49.83% 66.942 22.39%
I'll start off by explaining the concept.

Whoops!

whoopsWell... I'm not sure what went wrong this morning (as everything worked fine at 2am) but I have managed to get the ratings out. The only error that I can see is that the 3rd race of the day has invalid confidence figures. If you want to work out the confidence yourself for that one race, here is the way to do it. The 2nd rated horse always has a confidence of 100% The top rated horse has a confidence of its R4 divided by the R4 of the 2nd rated horse. The 3rd rated horse has a confidence of its R4 divided by the R4 of the 2nd rated horse. System Selections Unfortunately, there is one important file that is empty and that file is vital to producing the System Selections. I am sorry about this but this means that there will be no System selections or Portfolio selections today. I could try to manually populate the empty file but it would take me hours and there is too high a risk of me creating an error which would mess up the system selections anyway. Tomorrow I will be manually walking the ratings through and, thus, they may be 10 minutes or so later than normal. As always... My kindest regards keith-eckstein1

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