focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

Well, yesterday was a busy day.

Not so much for me (although it was very busy for me) but...

More for my neighbours.

With the recent announcement that the local bars, cafes and restaurants could re-open on Tuesday...

They all spent most of yesterday morning putting up their summer terraces.

The normally quiet market square resounded to the sounds of power tools (and the occasional swear word.)

Unfortunately, at mid-day it got rather hot so they all stopped work, a few bottles of Muscadet came out and...

I guess that they'll be finishing off today.

These are my two next door neighbours...

Two of the six bars/cafes/restaurants in the market square that decided to put up their terraces yesterday.

They are actually the reason that I have a belly the size of Belgium!

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Compass Ratings

Compass-RatingsI managed to generate the Hong Kong ratings for this Sunday's races at Sha Tin done ready for Thursday's Morning News.

The link to today's ratings at Sha Tin (top 3 rated horses) is here...

The link to this today's ratings at Sha Tin (all horses) is here...

I've done a bit more on my reporting on Compass Ratings.

I think that what we'll end up with is...

A weekly updated spreadsheet (or, a number of spreadsheets) which will be created automatically every Monday once the Sha Tin results have come in.

The 3 spreadsheets will show the performance of the top rated horse, the performance of the top three rated horse and the performance of all horses in the race.

At I'll also show a list (on the Results page) of the performance of the top rated horse.

Spotlight Ratings


Yesterday there was one Group 3 race at Doomben (AUS) early Saturday morning.

I sent out the ratings for that race with last Thursday's Morning News.

Now, I'm not going to show off or anything like that but....

Obviously, our top rated horse won for us.

Today's Japanese Racing

I've also managed to rate the 2 Japanese top quality races on Sunday.

The important one is the Japanese Derby with prize money (for the winning horse) of £1,573,527

The second race is just a Grade 2 race and, as a result, ONLY pays out £404,581 to the winning horse.

You should see the prize money paid out in Japanese horse races.

In my next life I'm going to come back as a Japanese race horse or, preferably...

The owner of a Japanese race horse.

With regards to the Japanese Derby...

Our top two rated horses are top two (in the right order) in the betting status (i.e. Fav and 2nd Fav) which kind of indicates that the ratings have got it right.

Sunday's French Racing

There are also 2 Listed races and 2 Group 2 races at Deauville (FRA) on Sunday and I have rated those as well.

The Spotlight Ratings for Sunday are here...

Monday's Racing

There are 2 Group 1 races in France and 1 Group 2 race in Germany on Monday the 1st of June.

I have managed to rate those races in advance,

The Spotlight Ratings for Monday are here...

Something to make you smile...

Best Out of the Office Messages

1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.

2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

3. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from holiday on 4 April. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

4. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

5. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.'(The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

6. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

7. I've run away to join a different circus.

8. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as 'Margaret' instead of 'Jay'.







Whatever you are up to today...

Stay safe and healthy.

As always...

My kindest regards



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