focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Yesterday's results would suggest that things are starting to settle down a bit.

Having said that, it is only two weeks since racing restarted.

It sort of feels a bit like traditional April racing but...

Without the National Hunt races.

Which, technically...

Is what it is.

Focus Ratings

focusA far better day for us yesterday.

And a particularly good day for our Investment Betting selections.

Yesterday's Results

Here are the results in the Traffic Light Results PDF format... Yesterday's Traffic Light Results

Yesterday's Results, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 26.92%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 23.33%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 21.88% from all 32 Races (including previously unrated races.)

The Overall Profit Index. If you had blindly backed every top three rated horse in all of the races you would have had 95.45 units returned to 83 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, 15%

Top Rated Horse - There were 7 winners from the top rated horses from 26 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 22.74 units returned to 26 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -12.54%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 7 winners from the second rated horses from 29 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 48.88 units returned to 29 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 68.55%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the third rated horses from 28 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 23.83 units returned to 28 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -14.89%

Non Handicap Races - Top Rated Horse - There were 11 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 4 Top Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for Top Rated Horses) was 36.36%

Top Rated Horse - If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 9.74 units returned to 11 units staked. The Top Rated Non-Handicap Profit Index was, thus, -11.45%

Non Handicap Races - Top Three Rated Horses - There were 11 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 10 Top Three Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for the Top Three Rated Horses) was 90.91%


There were 3 forecasts yesterday.

Kempton (AW) 13:15:00 - The CSF paid £31.85

Kempton (AW) 14:15:00 - The CSF paid £17..07

Newbury 16:55:00 - The CSF paid £20.26

Investment Betting

There were three Investment Betting selections yesterday...

Curragh - 18:10 - Crossfirehurricane - 1st @ 8.0 ISP (9.43 BSP)
Curragh - 18:40 - Siskin - 1st @ 3.0 ISP (3.25 BSP)
Curragh - 19:45 - Search for a Song - 6th

EarlyBird Ratings

ebThere were 3 Diamonds and Gold selections yesterday...

Wolverhampton - 13:30 - Shoot To Kill (a Gold selection) - 2nd

Kempton - 13:45 - Raatea (a Gold selection) - 1st @ 4.33 iSP (4.6 BSP)

Kempton - 14:15 - Swinley Forest (a Gold selection) - 2nd

Focus Ratings members can subscribe to these selections for free,

Just send me a mail and I'll set it up.

The selections normally come out about 5:30pm the evening before the day of the race. members - if you wish to receive the EarlyBird Ratings Diamond and Gold selections until the racing settles down and we start getting Place Profits selections again, just email me and I'll put you on the list.

You can see the independently proofed results for the EarlyBird Ratings Diamonds and Gold selections here...

Compass Ratings

Compass-RatingsThere are 11 races at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Although the first race is a 5 runner race for 2 year olds and I'm not sure if I can decently rate that race.

The ratings for Sha Tin (top 3 rated) are here...

The ratings for Sha Tin (all horses) are here...

Spotlight Ratings

spotlight-ratingsThere was one Listed race at Toulouse (FR) yesterday.

Our top rated horse came last.

There are four International Graded.Group of Listed races today.

I am running slightly late but...

The ratings for those races will be done by 9am.

Today's Spotlight Ratings are here...

Ante Post Ratings

27e164c0767bb5fcf74c98f871ba8524--gold-chains-operaLater this week I shall be rating (well in advance) any decent races that need to be rated as part of my Ante Post Ratings service.

Obviously, you as Focus Ratings members will get access to these ratings for free.

Now, I anticipate that I should be able to produce Ante Post Ratings for all big race entries about month before the race.

I'll be updating you early next week on how to access Ante Post Ratings.

Place Profits

There were two Place Profits selections yesterday.

Newbury - 20:30 - Encipher - 2nd @ 1.17

Newbury - 21:00 - Jacksonian - 6th

The recent results be seen here...

Something to make you smile...

The Janitor...

Closer Than You Think!

An unemployed man goes to apply for a job with Microsoft as a janitor. The manager there arranges for him to take an aptitude test (Section: Floors, sweeping and cleaning).

After the test, the manager says, "You will be employed at minimum wage, $5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address, so that I can send you a form to complete and tell you where to report for work on your first day.

Taken aback, the man protests that he has neither a computer nor an e-mail address. To this the MS manager replies, "Well, then, that means that you virtually don't exist and can therefore hardly expect to be employed.

Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having only $10 in his wallet, he decides to buy a 25 lb flat of tomatoes at the supermarket. Within less than 2 hours, he sells all the tomatoes individually at 100% profit.

Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 before going to sleep that night. And thus it dawns on him that he could quite easily make a living selling tomatoes. Getting up early every day and going to bed late, he multiplies his profits quickly.

After a short time he acquires a cart to transport several dozen boxes of tomatoes, only to have to trade it in again so that he can buy a pick-up truck to support his expanding business. By the end of the second year, he is the owner of a fleet of pick-up trucks and manages a staff of a hundred former unemployed people, all selling tomatoes.

Planning for the future of his wife and children, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances.

At the end of the telephone conversation, the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically. When the man replies that he has no e-mail, the adviser is stunned, "What, you don't have e-mail? How on earth have you managed to amass such wealth without the Internet, e-mail and e-commerce? Just imagine where you would be now, if you had been connected to the Internet from the very start!"

After a moment of thought, the tomato millionaire replied, "Why, of course! I would be a floor cleaner at Microsoft!"

Moral of this story:

1. The Internet, e-mail and e-commerce do not need to rule your life.
2. If you don't have e-mail, but work hard, you can still become a millionaire.
3. Since you got this story via e-mail, you're probably closer to becoming a janitor than you are to becoming a millionaire.
4. If you do have a computer and e-mail, you have already been taken to the cleaners by Microsoft.







Whatever you are up to today...

Stay safe and healthy.

As always...

My kindest regards



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