focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

I do apologise for the slight lack of a Morning News yesterday.

Every Thursday there is a morning market in my village.

On the last Thursday of July, once the market is over, the fair moves in.

The fair sets up in the market square; I live in the market square.

The fair is very noisy,

The fair closes down at about 2am.

Because of my current workload, my alarm goes off at 3am.

Thus, I am not getting a lot of sleep.

Yesterday it all caught up with me and, once the ratings and selections went out, I had to go back to bed.

victormeldrewToday is the last day of the fair and it closes at midnight but...

Then the lorries turn up and they spend all night dismantling everything - that's very noisy.

I don't mind people enjoying themselves,

I just wish that they would do it quietly.

Oh dear, have I become Victor Meldrew?

Focus Ratings


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 29.41%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 29.73%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 26.32% from all 38 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 123.99 units returned to 101 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, 22.76%

Top Rated Horse - There were 10 winners from the top rated horses from 34 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 33.33 units returned to 34 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, -1.97%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the second rated horses from 33 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 26.8 units returned to 33 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -18.79%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 8 winners from the third rated horses from 34 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 63.86 units returned to 34 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 87.82%

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 11.55 units returned to 11 units staked. The Top Rated Non-Handicap Profit Index was, thus, 5%

Non Handicap Races - Top Three Rated Horses - There were 11 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 12 Top Three Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for the Top Three Rated Horses) was 109.09%


There was 1 forecast yesterday.

Cork 16:05:00 - The CSF paid €18.88

Investment Betting

There were four Investment Betting selections yesterday...

Leicester - 14:40 - Know No Limits - 5th
Cork - 16:35 - Bothar Dubh - 6th
Cork - 17:05 - Geraldo - 1st @ 1.73 ISP (1.85 BSP)
Galway - 17:20 - Buildmeupbuttercup - 3rd


EarlyBird Ratings

There were three Diamonds and Gold selections yesterday...

Newcastle - 14:45 - Glen Shiel (a Gold selection) - 1st @ 4.0 ISP (4.26 BSP)

Cork - 16:35 - Bothar Dubh (a Diamonds and Gold selection) - 6th

Galway - 17:20 - Buildmeupbuttercup (a Diamonds and Gold selection) - 3rd

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

There is no more racing in Hong Kong until Saturday 5th of September.

Many thanks to Chris D for reminding me of this.

During the quiet period...

I'll start looking at some of the statistics for the races so far this year.


Spotlight Ratings

There are no Spotlight Ratings for today.

There is one American race but it looks pretty unrateable.

There is nothing showing up for the next few days but I will keep my eyes open.


Ante Post Ratings

Later 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.

I will be spending one day next week updating the Ante Post Ratings.

Place Profits

There were two Place Profits selections yesterday.

Newcastle - 12:15 - Professional Widow - 2nd @ 1.40
Sandown - 12:35 - Yibir - 1st @ 1.30

The recent results be seen here...

Something to make you smile...

Washington Post

The Washington Post asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word. Some are terrifically innovative:

a.. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

b.. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly

c.. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

d.. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

e.. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

f.. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

g.. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

h.. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

i.. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

j.. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

k.. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

l.. Glibido: All talk and no action.

m.. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when height="300" they come at you rapidly.

n.. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

o.. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

p.. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.







Whatever you are up to today...

Stay safe and healthy.

As always...

My kindest regards



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