Morning News

6th August 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Today I shall be continuing my work on…

Trainer Win Place Strike Rate.

Thank you for your responses and your advice…

I’ll be trying to put it as much of it as possible.

Although I do have to admit,

Putting in the graphs to show if a Trainer is getting better,

Or otherwise,

May be less easy that I’d hoped.

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Morning News

5th August 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Now that things have returned to normal in my little village…

I can fully get back to work.

I shall start by working on the Trainer information; similar to what I publish at Intelligent Betting.

But, as it will be you guys who may (or may not) use the information…

I really need to know how you will use it and what information you want.

Now, I imagine that you only want the information for those trainers who have horses running today.

I imagine that you may also want both overall strike rate and course specific strike rate.

Would you also want to see how that Trainer’s over strike rate has varied over time (to see which trainers are hot?)

Is there anything so obviously obvious that I have not even considered?

I’d be interested to know your thoughts.

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Morning News

4th August 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

The fair…

In the market square (where I live) actually shut down quite early yesterday.

By 10pm all was quite and so, I went to bed.

Only to be woken up at midnight when the lorries turned up to dismantle the rides and take them away.

It was bedlam until 5am.

However, that’s it for another year.

On another point…

The Trainer Course Stats that I mentioned a few days ago will be making their way to Focus Ratings; albeit in a possibly different format.

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Morning News

3rd August 2020

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?

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Morning News

1st August 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Another busy, busy day for me, yesterday.

I managed to add another feature to Intelligent Betting.

The first meeting of the day (in alphabetical order) is free to logged in Free members.

It might just be worth glancing you eye at… Trainer Win/Place Strike Rate

At Chepstow today it would very much seem that William Haggas is a course specialist.

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Morning News

31st July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Just to let you know…

Later on this morning,

I will be sending out an email explaining how to create your own ratings.

Intelligent Betting is the result of a long term collaboration between Roy (a Focus Ratings member) and me.

Now, I don’t expect you to cancel your subscription to Focus Ratings and use the Really Simple Ratings as…

Focus Ratings are far more accurate.

But I thought that it would be nice to share the way that I think about horse racing and horse racing ratings in particular.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know in case you receive the mail out email.

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Morning News

30th July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Just a heads up…

Later on this morning,

I will be sending out an email launching a new service.

Intelligent Betting is the result of a long term collaboration between Roy (a Focus Ratings member) and me.

It is a free site (although there is a paid option) and shares some of the features that you see on the Focus Ratings PDFs but…

Without sharing the ratings.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know in case you receive the mail out email.

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Morning News

29th July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

For me…

Yesterday was a highly productive day,

Where more things went right than…

Went pear shaped.

And it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to say that.

Hopefully it’s onward and upward from now on.

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Morning News

28th July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

A great start to the day…

As I seem to have got about a third of my planned work done already and,

It’s only 7am.

Let’s hope that the rest of the day goes as well.

Now, that’s jinxed things, hasn’t it?

Anyway,

The sun is shining over here in sunny Brittany.

And it looks like being a great day, all round.

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Morning News

27th July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

I do apologise for today’s Morning News being slightly late.

I did get up early but…

When I checked my server logs (something that I do every morning)…

I found that an update that I installed yesterday had gone horribly wrong.

Thus it’s been flat out for me since about 4am.

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Morning News

26th July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Well…

As my friend (and FR member) Lee said yesterday…

Sod and Murphy applied their laws.

I had decided to have a weekend off and, of course, after a week of brilliant weather,

It rained all day yesterday.

I suppose that being a positive (glass half full) type of person…

At least I didn’t have to water my plants.

IMG_7581The weather is looking good at the moment so I hope to be able to get out and go for a long walk.

Even though I am a positive person…

I do have a slight worry that we are about to go into lock down again.

The French government are preparing for this so,

I’m going to relish my freedom whilst I can.

Moving on…

I got an email from one Early Bird Ratings member yesterday.

IMG_7580He did an 80 centime Canadian on 5 top rated horses.

As you can see…

He also did a 2.50 euro each way accumulator

I really love it when my members win big.

1,300 euros returned for a 5 euro bet…

Is a pretty good return.

To be honest…

I’ve never thought of each way accumulators but,

They do seem to be a pretty good way to bet.

It does seem strange that the Early Bird ratings are prone to giving good results for exotic bets.

There could be some actual reason for this or…

It could just be that Early Bird members are more interested in these types of bets.

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Morning News

25th July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

I am planning to take this weekend off.

It’s been a long hard few weeks recently and…

It’ll be nice to get away from the computers a bit.

But I guess that that means that I’ll have to catch up on all those odd jobs that I’ve been putting off.

No rest for the wicked.

I will be checking email occasionally and…

Ensuring that the ratings go out correctly.

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Morning News

24th July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

All going well…

I should get the Trainer Course Win and Place Strike Rate finished today.

Which means that I’ll get to have the weekend off.

The early starts seem to be helping me to get the outstanding work done…

And, as a result,

You get the ratings and the various selections earlier.

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Morning News

23rd July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

A great day for me, yesterday…

As I finally got a key module that I’ve been working on for what seems like forever…

Finally finished.

I still got more work to do but it should be all downhill from here onward.

As long as…

I can resist the temptation of sitting in the garden with a cold beer.

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Morning News

22nd July 2020

focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Overall…

It wasn’t such a great day yesterday.

But,

For me I hit a milestone in my backlog of work,

And thus…

Am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

As long as I can resist the temptation to go and sit in the garden.

I should be able to complete an important new module today.

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