focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...

It is nice to have some results to waffle about.

We got 3 top rated winners from yesterday's 10 races at Sha Tin.

The prices weren't good but we did get the forecast in Race 7 (the 9:10 race) - the Quinella (forecast) paid 10.50.

One of the members mentioned that he only bet on the 4 races yesterday where the CPR (Compass Rating) was 2.0 or greater...

3 of those 4 top rated horses won.

A 75% strike rate isn't such a bad start for a strategy.

That might be an angle to look at and I'll do some analysis to find the optimal CPR to use.

Another member noticed that certain jockeys were more successful than others.

It seems that, in Hong Kong, there are some superstar jockeys; they get the best rides. Thus you put a talented jockey on a very good horse and, of course, they're going to win. Obviously, the local Chinese know this and, thus, prices will be low.

I'll be spending this week adding content to and trying to come up with strategies and angles to help us benefit from the ratings. - I'll update you, every morning, with links to the additions.

I should be able to get Wednesday's ratings out this afternoon or, tomorrow morning at the latest.

If you have any suggestions or requests for Compass Ratings, please let me know.

I imagine that, once GB and Irish racing comes back, we might still end up using Hong Kong racing twice a week as another source of potential income - think of it as high quality flat turf racing even if its happening 8,000 miles away.

Something to make you smile...


A farmer walked into a bar and saw the local tractor salesman sitting there, head hung low, obviously upset, drowning his sorrows in his beer.

"What's up, John?" asked the farmer. "Gosh Bob, I'll tell you what ... if I don't sell a tractor soon, I'm gonna have to close my shop."

"Now John, things could be worse," said Bob.

"How do you figure?" asked John.

"Well, John - you know my 'ornery cow, Bessie? I went to milk her this morning and she just kept flicking her tail in my face. So I grabbed a piece of rope and tied it up to the rafter. Then, the nasty thing went and kicked the bucket away! So I tied her leg to the wall. Then she kicked my stool right out from underneath me!

But I was out of rope. So I took my belt off and used it to tie her other leg to the other side of the stall.

Well wouldn't you just know damn pants fell down."

"And John, if you can convince my wife that I was in there to MILK that cow, I'll buy a tractor from you.

Laws of the Natural Universe...

Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee.

Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law: If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now. (Works every time)

Bath Theorem: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.

Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Theatre Rule: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, someone will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are.

Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Oliver's Law: A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law: As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.




Where ever you are, I hope that you are staying safe and healthy.

As always...

My kindest regards



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