focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning…

Well, an underwhelming day, yesterday.

They happen from time to time.

I am going to split this morning review into three sections and it seems only proper and correct that I start with Cheltenham.

Cheltenham – Day 3

13:30 – Nothing doing in this race.

14:10 – Our top two rated horses was a non-runner. The second rated horse, Delta Work, duly stepped up and won the race @ 7.0 ISP (8.2 BSP.)

14:50 – Our top rated horse, Un de Sceaux, came second.

15:30 – Our second rated horse came third.

16:10 – Our top rated horse was a non-runner.

16:50 – Our top rated horse, Champayne Lady, came third @ 84.0 ISP (390.0 BSP.)

17:30 – The race was won by our third rated horse, Missed Approach, @ 9.0 ISP (10.5 BSP.)

Other Highlights

Towcester 13:20 – our third rated horse won this race @ 29.0 ISP (44.0 BSP.)

Hexham 13:45 – our third rated horse won this race @ 34.0 ISP (46.15 BSP.) Our tp rated horse came third.

Hexham 14:25 – our top rated horse, Nelly la Rue, won this race @ 2.5 ISP (2.63 BSP.) Our second rated horse, Ceegem, fell and our third rated horse came second.

Hexham 15:05 – We got the forecast in this race – it paid £5.95. We got 1.5 ISP for the winning horse.

Towcester 15:15 – Our top rated horse, How’s My Friend, won this race @ 3.5 ISP (3.70 BSP.) Our third rated horse came third.

Hexham 16:25 – Our top rated horse, Samaraya, won this race @ 2.375 ISP (2.51 BSP.) Our second rated horse came second and the forecast paid £4.00.

Towcester 17:15 – Our top rated horse, Hazel Hill, won this race @ 1.18 ISP (1.20 BSP.)

Hexham 17:40 – Our top rated horse came second and our second rated horse came first. Our third rated horse came third. The Reverse Forecast paid £14.95 and the combination Trifecta paid £33.80.

Chelmsford 19:00 – Our top rated horse, Tropics, won this race @ 5.50 ISP (5.56 BSP.)

Chelmsford 19:30 – Our top rated horse, Aquarium, won this race @ 3.25 ISP (3.41 BSP.)

Chelmsford 20:30 – Our top rated horse, Lacan, won this race @ 5.50 ISP (6.80 BSP.)

System Bets – 5 Easy ways to make money…

From the free systems that I give away on the site (5 Easy Ways to make money from Horse Racing Ratings) we had 5 selections.

Hexham 13:45 – Cornerstone Lad – 2nd
Towcester 15:55 – Bee Crossing – 2nd
Hexham 16:25 – Samarayia – 1st @ 2.375 ISP (2.51 BSP)
Towcester 16:35 – Sheelbewhatsheelbe – 0
Chelmsford 17:55 = Pulsating – 3rd

The system correctly predicted 1 winner from those 5 races.

Not such a good day for us but these days happen from time to time.

Something to make you smile…

Letter From a Farm Kid at Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Recruit Training)…

Dear Ma and Pa:

I am well. Hope you are too. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer that the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile.

Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m., but
I am getting so I like to sleep late.

Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay… practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it’s not so bad… there’s warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie, and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you ’til noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much.

We go on ‘route marches,’ which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A ‘route march’ is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The country is nice but awful flat. The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.

All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy.

It ain’t like fighting with that ole bull at home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6′ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8′ and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join up before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding on in.

Your loving daughter,

Tammy Bethann


Overall, not such a great day but it could have been worse.

We seem to have been saved (a bit) by the late All Weather races.

14 out of 28 races were won by a top three rated horse.

8 out of 28 races were won by a top rated horse.

For those of you on the current free trial, obviously I am around today. If any of you have any questions, just drop me a mail.

Have a great day’s racing!

As always…

My kindest regards



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