focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...


It's Sod's Law, isn't it?

Once a month I meet up with an old friend and we go out for a lunchtime meal and put the world to rights.

It's always on Thursday (which is market day in the little French village that I call home.)

That meet up day was yesterday.

Which is why I missed watching the race for our only Diamonds and Gold selection yesterday.

Which is a shame as it won at 7/1 ISP!

In fact, we got the first three horses in the right order.

The Forecast paid £42.22

The Trifecta paid £94.20

I do have to admit that...

Wine O'Clock did come slightly early yesterday!

Diamonds and Gold

We had one selection yesterday...

Nottingham - 14:20 - Capla Rock - 1st @ 8.0 ISP (10.90 BSP)

Yesterday's Results

There were 40 rated races yesterday.

From those races, 8 were won by a top rated horse.

This gives a strike rate of 20%

Newmarket - 13:40 - Happy Odyssey - 1st @ 5.5 ISP (6.20 BSP.)

Nottingham - 14:20 - Capla Rock - 1 @ 8.0 ISP (10.90 BSP)

Newmarket - 15:15 - Racing Country - 1 @ 3.25 ISP (3.80 BSP)

Newcastle - 16:15 - Humbert - 1 @ 3.75 ISP (3.80 BSP)

Hamilton - 19:00 - Gaelic Wizzard - 1 @ 3.25 ISP (3.29 BSP)

Hamilton - 19:35 - Desert Fire - 1 @ 1.57 ISP (1.62 BSP)

Tipperary - 20:30 - Aussie Valentine - 1 @ 5.0 ISP 5.18 BSP)

Hamilton - 21:10 - Mujassam - 1 @ 3.50 ISP (3.81 BSP)

To ISP...

33.82 points were returned to 40 points staked.

This equates to a POI (profit on investment) of -15.45%

To BSP...

36.67 points were returned (after a 5% deduction) to 40 points staked.

This equates to a POI (profit on investment) of -8.325%

Something to make you smile...

Colin the Aborigine

A rich man living in Darwin, Australia decided that he wanted to throw a party and invited all of his buddies and neighbours. He also invited Colin, the only aborigine in the neighbourhood.

He held the party around the pool in the backyard of his mansion.

Everyone was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating prawns, oysters and BBQ and flirting..

At the height of the party, the host said, 'I have a 15ft man-eating crocodile in my pool and I'll give a million dollars to anyone who has the balls to jump in.'

The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash and everyone turned around and saw Colin in the pool fighting the croc, jabbing the croc in the eyes with his thumbs, throwing punches, doing all kinds of stuff like head butts and chokeholds, biting the croc on the tail and flipping the croc through the air like some kind of Judo Instructor.

The water was churning and splashing everywhere. Both Colin and the croc were screaming and raising hell..

Finally Colin strangled the croc and let it float to the top like a dead goldfish.

Colin then slowly climbed out of the pool.

Everybody was just staring at him in disbelief.

The host says, 'Well, Colin, I reckon I owe you a million dollars.'

'Nah, you all right boss, I don't want it,' said Colin.

The rich man said, 'Man, I have to give you something. You won the bet. How about half a million bucks then?'

'No thanks. I don't want it,' answered Colin.

The host said, 'Come on, I insist on giving you something. That was amazing.

How about a new Porsche and a Rolex and some stock options?

Again, Colin said "No."

Confused, the rich man asked, 'Well Colin, then what do you want?

Colin said, 'I just want the bastard who pushed me in!'

Have a great day's racing!

And, if it all goes horribly wrong...

Remember, it's only XXX hours and XXX minutes until Wine O'Clock!

As always...

My kindest regards



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