Ratings Post Service Review

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The Ratings Post Service Review

Welcome to our review of the Ratings Post

Ratings Post is, as the name suggests, more of a ratings service than an actual tipster. However, it goes without saying that the majority of people only want to rate a race, so they can have a bet on it!

The service itself claims to have been established in 2006 and their own webpage carries results from 2010. It is claimed the winner of a race comes from the service’s top three-rated horses on 60% of occasions.

However, as this is primarily a ratings service, it does throw up a whole myriad of ways of interpreting the data and is suitable for finding angles that would appeal to backers and layers alike.

The cost of a subscription to Ratings Post currently stands at £29.99 per month including VAT (£6 discount in the first month) or a slightly more cost-effective 3-monthly package is available for £84.00 inc VAT. The fees are handled by Clickbank, who offer the safety net of a full no-quibbles 60-day money back guarantee.

The ratings are delivered on a daily basis via email a minimum of 30 minutes before the start of the day’s racing and every race is evaluated, suggesting a likely finishing order with a short write-up explaining the decision.

I shall follow the Ratings Post service for a period of sixty days and the angle I shall look at is to back the top 3 rated and the top rated on its own in each race to a £10 level stake to see of we can replicate the 60% strike rate. Our results will, of course, be declared at betfair SP, assuming a nominal 5% commission from those winning bets.

Ratings Post : Our Verdict

After 49 days of selections spread over almost 60 days, the vendors’ claims of a 30% strike-rate for the top-rated horse per race and a 60% strike-rate for the top three rated horses was actually proven to be correct. The exact figures achieved were 30.76% and 64.30% respectively. Unfortunately, dur to the low odds of the winning bets, neither strategy was able to produce a profit at level stakes.

Both strategies consistently showed a loss of between 6% and 7% of stakes, but I do feel that backing the top 3 per race via variable dutching stakes might well have generated a profit overall.

It is very difficult for me to recommend a product that didn’t show a profit, but Ratings Post isn’t (nor claims to be) a tipping service and by merely using the ratings in the manner I have, will instantly help you narrow down the options for each race.

To sum up, my findings are as follows:

Backing the top-rated selection per race will see you lose around 6% of your stakes at betfair SP.
The strike rate of 30.8% or so is on a par with what we were to expect and taking an early BOG price might be the key here.
Unfortunately, Ratings Post don’t currently send the ratings out early enough in the day to do this.

As for the top-3 rated, backing these produces a similar kind of loss as above and could also possibly be rectified by BOG bookie and /or dutching them with variable stakes.
The 64% or so strike rate is good and if nothing else, would help a punter to narrow down a field of potentials.

Despite not showing a profit from the two strategies I used, I feel that Ratings Post still has enough going for it for me to give it a cautious recommendation. My usage of the service merely scratched the surface of this one and there’s plenty to go at.

Chris Worrall

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Ratings Post Review Results

Ratings Post : Day 1, 28/01/13

16 races today: 13 winners overall (10 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 10/16 : +£226.33
Daily (all top 3′s) : 13/16 : +£4.02

Overall (top-rated) : 10/16 (62.50%) : +£226.33 (POI = 141.46%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 13/16 (81.25%) : +£4.02 (POI = 0.84%)

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Ratings Post : Day 2, 29/01/13

15 races today: 5 winners overall (4 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 4/15 : -£80.37
Daily (all top 3′s) : 5/15 : -£348.73

Overall (top-rated) : 14/31 (45.16%) : +£145.96 (POI = +47.08%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 18/31 (58.06%) : -£344.71 (POI = -37.07%)

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Ratings Post : Day 3, 30/01/13

20 races today: 12 winners overall (9 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 9/20 : +£105.50
Daily (all top 3′s) : 12/20 : -£207.80

Overall (top-rated) : 23/51 (45.10%) : +£251.46 (POI = +49.31%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 30/51 (58.82%) : -£552.51 (POI = -36.11%)

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Ratings Post : Day 4, 31/01/13

27 races today: 21 winners overall (13 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 13/27 : +£104.80
Daily (all top 3′s) : 21/27 : +£411.10

Overall (top-rated) : 36/78 (46.15%) : +£356.26 (POI = +45.67%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 51/78 (65.38%) : -£141.41 (POI = -6.04%)

A fantastic day all round.

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Ratings Post : Day 5, 01/02/13

22 races today: 18 winners overall (6 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 6/22 : -£46.60
Daily (all top 3′s) : 18/22 : +£27.10

Overall (top-rated) : 42/100 (42.00%) : +£309.66 (POI = +30.97%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 69/100 (69.00%) : -£114.31 (POI = -3.81%)

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Ratings Post : Day 6, 02/02/13

28 races today: 14 winners overall (4 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 4/28 : -£134.70
Daily (all top 3′s) : 14/28 : -£272.10

Overall (top-rated) : 46/128 (35.94%) : +£174.96 (POI = +13.67%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 83/128 (64.84%) : -£386.41 (POI = -10.06%)

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No Selections Received on 03/02/13

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Ratings Post : Day 7, 04/02/13

14 races today: 10 winners overall (3 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 3/14 : -£73.40
Daily (all top 3′s) : 10/14 : +£101.10

Overall (top-rated) : 49/142 (34.51%) : +£101.56 (POI = +7.15%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 93/142 (65.49%) : -£285.31 (POI = -6.70%)

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Ratings Post : Day 8, 05/02/13

14 races today: 7 winners overall (5 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 5/14 : -£3.20
Daily (all top 3′s) : 7/14 : -£223.40

Overall (top-rated) : 54/156 (34.62%) : +£98.36 (POI = +6.31%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 100/156 (64.10%) : -£508.71 (POI = -10.87%)

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Ratings Post : Day 9, 06/02/13

20 races today: 13 winners overall (3 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 3/20 : -£174.50
Daily (all top 3′s) : 13/20 : +£36.00

Overall (top-rated) : 57/176 (32.39%) : -£76.14 (POI = -4.33%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 113/176 (64.20%) : -£472.71 (POI = -8.95%)

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Ratings Post : Day 10, 07/02/13

27 races today: 16 winners overall (7 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 7/27 : +£13.09
Daily (all top 3′s) : 16/27 :-£43.48

Overall (top-rated) : 64/203 (31.53%) : -£63.05 (POI = -3.11%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 129/203 (63.55%) : -£516.19 (POI = -8.48%)

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Ratings Post : Day 11, 08/02/13

29 races today: 14 winners overall (9 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 9/29 : -£44.01
Daily (all top 3′s) : 14/29 :-£253.65

Overall (top-rated) : 73/232 (31.47%) : -£107.06 (POI = -4.61%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 143/232 (61.64%) : -£769.84 (POI = -11.06%)

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Ratings Post : Day 12, 09/02/13

37 races today: 22 winners overall (11 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 11/37 : -£49.96
Daily (all top 3′s) : 22/37 :-£332.84

Overall (top-rated) : 84/269 (31.23%) : -£157.02 (POI = -5.84%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 165/269 (61.34%) : -£1102.68 (POI = -13.66%)

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Ratings Post : Day 13, 11/02/13

14 races today: 7 winners overall (2 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 2/14 : -£87.60
Daily (all top 3′s) : 7/14 :+£131.03

Overall (top-rated) : 86/283 (30.39%) : -£244.62 (POI = -8.64%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 172/283 (60.78%) : -£971.65 (POI = -11.44%)

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Ratings Post : Day 14, 12/02/13

21 races today: 14 winners overall (6 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 6/21 : – £76.75
Daily (all top 3′s) : 14/21 : - £146.71

Overall (top-rated) : 92/305 (30.16%) : -£301.37 (POI = -9.88%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 186/305 (60.98%) : -£1118.36 (POI = -12.22%)

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Ratings Post : Day 15, 13/02/13

30 races today: 19 winners overall (7 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 7/30 : – £158.75
Daily (all top 3′s) : 19/30 : - £52.61

Overall (top-rated) : 99/335 (29.55%) : -£460.12 (POI = -13.73%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 205/335 (61.19%) : -£1170.97 (POI = -11.65%)

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Ratings Post : Day 16, 14/02/13

14 races today: 10 winners overall (6 top rated)

Daily (top-rated) : 6/14 : + £102.88
Daily (all top 3′s) : 10/14 : + £75.08

Overall (top-rated) : 105/349 (30.09%) : -£357.24 (POI = -10.24%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 215/349 (61.60%) : -£1095.89 (POI = -10.47%)

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Ratings Post : Day 17, 15/02/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 13/28 : + £151.44
(6/7 at Wolverhampton for +£163.57!)
Daily (all top 3′s) : 22/28 : - £69.74

Overall (top-rated) : 118/377 (31.30%) : -£205.80 (POI = -5.46%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 237/377 (62.86%) : -£1165.63 (POI = -10.31%)

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Ratings Post : Day 18, 16/02/13

29 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 10/29 : + £30.78
Daily (all top 3′s) : 22/29 : + £112.44

Overall (top-rated) : 128/406 (31.53%) : -£175.02 (POI = -4.31%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 259/406 (63.79%) : -£1050.19 (POI = -8.62%)

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Ratings Post : Day 19, 18/02/13

21 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 3/21 : – £137.82
Daily (all top 3′s) : 12/21 : - £1.65

Overall (top-rated) : 131/427 (30.68%) : -£312.84 (POI = -7.33%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 271/427 (63.47%) : -£1051.84 (POI = -8.21%)

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Ratings Post : Day 20, 19/02/13

20 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 6/20 : + £17.32
Daily (all top 3′s) : 15/20 : + £4.86

Overall (top-rated) : 137/447 (30.65%) : -£295.52 (POI = -6.61%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 286/447 (63.98%) : -£1046.98 (POI = -7.81%)

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Ratings Post : Day 21, 20/02/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 10/28 : – £29.14
Daily (all top 3′s) : 16/28 : - £252.15

Overall (top-rated) : 147/475 (30.95%) : -£324.66 (POI = -6.83%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 302/475 (63.58%) : -£1299.13 (POI = -9.12%)

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Ratings Post : Day 22, 21/02/13

29 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 9/29 : – £55.88
Daily (all top 3′s) : 22/29 : + £92.43

Overall (top-rated) : 156/504 (30.95%) : -£380.54 (POI = -7.55%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 324/504 (64.29%) : -£1206.70 (POI = -7.98%)

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Ratings Post : Day 23, 22/02/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 7/28 : – £48.21
Daily (all top 3′s) : 15/28 : - £123.17

Overall (top-rated) : 163/532 (30.64%) : -£428.75 (POI = -8.06%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 339/532 (63.72%) : -£1329.87 (POI = -8.33%)

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Ratings Post : Day 24, 23/02/13

21 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 5/21 : – £38.59
Daily (all top 3′s) : 11/21 : - £114.64

Overall (top-rated) : 168/553 (30.38%) : -£467.34 (POI = -8.45%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 350/553 (63.29%) : -£1444.51 (POI = -8.71%)

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Ratings Post : Day 25, 25/02/13

21 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 9/21 : + £2.08
Daily (all top 3′s) : 15/21 : - £100.79

Overall (top-rated) : 177/574 (30.84%) : -£465.26 (POI = -8.11%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 365/574 (63.59%) : -£1545.30 (POI = -8.97%)

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Ratings Post : Day 26, 26/02/13

20 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 5/20 : – £66.49
Daily (all top 3′s) : 12/20 : - £125.58

Overall (top-rated) : 182/594 (30.64%) : -£531.75 (POI = -8.95%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 377/594 (63.47%) : -£1670.88 (POI = -9.38%)

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Ratings Post : Day 27, 27/02/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 8/28 : – £55.88
Daily (all top 3′s) : 19/28 : - £56.14

Overall (top-rated) : 185/602 (30.73%) : -£587.63 (POI = -9.76%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 384/602 (63.79%) : -£1727.02 (POI = -9.56%)

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Ratings Post : Day 28, 28/02/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 7/28 : – £89.73
Daily (all top 3′s) : 18/28 : - £48.75

Overall (top-rated) : 192/630 (30.48%) : -£677.36 (POI = -10.75%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 402/630 (63.81%) : -£1775.77 (POI = -9.40%)

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Ratings Post : Day 29, 01/03/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 9/28 : + £2.00
Daily (all top 3′s) : 18/28 : - £125.42

Overall (top-rated) : 201/658 (30.55%) : -£675.36 (POI = -10.26%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 420/658 (63.83%) : -£1901.19 (POI = -9.63%)

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Ratings Post : Day 30, 02/03/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 11/28 : + £160.98
Daily (all top 3′s) : 19/28 : + £47.89

Overall (top-rated) : 212/686 (30.90%) : -£514.38 (POI = -7.50%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 439/686 (63.99%) : -£1853.30 (POI = -9.00%)

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Ratings Post : Day 31, 04/03/13

22 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 7/22 : – £30.68
Daily (all top 3′s) : 15/22 : - £104.99

Overall (top-rated) : 219/708 (30.93%) : -£545.06 (POI = -7.70%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 454/708 (64.12%) : -£1958.29 (POI = -9.22%)

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Ratings Post : Day 32, 05/03/13

20 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 3/20 : – £94.66
Daily (all top 3′s) : 9/20 : - £139.76

Overall (top-rated) : 222/728 (30.49%) : -£639.72 (POI = -8.79%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 463/728 (63.60%) : -£2098.05 (POI = -9.61%)

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Ratings Post : Day 33, 06/03/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 10/28 : + £77.07
Daily (all top 3′s) : 19/28 : + £129.52

Overall (top-rated) : 232/756 (30.69%) : -£562.65 (POI = -7.44%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 482/756 (63.76%) : -£1968.53 (POI = -8.68%)

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Ratings Post : Day 34, 07/03/13

29 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 8/29 : – £64.65
Daily (all top 3′s) : 14/29 : - £230.03

Overall (top-rated) : 240/785 (30.57%) : -£627.30 (POI = -7.99%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 496/785 (63.18%) : -£2198.56 (POI = -9.34%)

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Ratings Post : Day 35, 08/03/13

26 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 9/26 : -£33.10
Daily (all top 3′s) : 19/26 : +£45.60

Overall (top-rated) : 249/811 (30.70%) : -£660.40 (POI = -8.14%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 515/811 (63.50%) : -£2152.96 (POI = -8.85%)

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Ratings Post : Day 36, 09/03/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 9/28 : + £6.56
Daily (all top 3′s) : 20/28 : - £10.31

Overall (top-rated) : 258/839 (30.75%) : -£653.84 (POI = -7.79%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 535/839 (63.77%) : -£2163.27 (POI = -8.59%)

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Ratings Post : Day 37, 11/03/13

14 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 4/14 : -£66.08
Daily (all top 3′s) : 10/14 : - £37.44

Overall (top-rated) : 262/853 (30.72%) : -£719.92 (POI = -8.44%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 545/853 (63.89%) : -£2200.71 (POI = -8.60%)

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Ratings Post : Day 38, 12/03/13

20 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 6/20 : -£35.40
Daily (all top 3′s) : 12/20 : - £209.25

Overall (top-rated) : 268/873 (30.70%) : -£755.32 (POI = -8.65%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 557/873 (63.80%) : -£2409.96 (POI = -9.20%)

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Ratings Post : Day 39, 13/03/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 11/28 : -£24.36
Daily (all top 3′s) : 19/28 : +£36.68

Overall (top-rated) : 279/901 (30.97%) : -£779.68 (POI = -8.65%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 576/901 (63.93%) : -£2373.28 (POI = -8.78%)

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Ratings Post : Day 40, 14/03/13

21 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 1/21 : -£165.99
Daily (all top 3′s) : 8/21 : -£141.04

Overall (top-rated) : 280/922 (30.37%) : -£945.67 (POI = -10.26%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 584/922 (63.34%) : -£2514.32 (POI = -9.09%)

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Ratings Post : Day 41, 15/03/13

28 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 6/28 : -£112.55
Daily (all top 3′s) : 20/28 : +£11.00

Overall (top-rated) : 286/950 (30.11%) : -£1058.22 (POI = -11.14%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 604/950 (63.58%) : -£2503.32 (POI = -8.78%)

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Ratings Post : Day 42, 16/03/13

35 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 16/35 : +£165.11
Daily (all top 3′s) : 29/35 : +£248.38

Overall (top-rated) : 302/985 (30.66%) : -£893.11 (POI = -9.07%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 633/985 (64.26%) : -£2254.94 (POI = -7.63%)

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Ratings Post : Day 43, 18/03/13

21 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 4/21 : -£111.76
Daily (all top 3′s) : 14/21 : +£183.77

Overall (top-rated) : 306/1006 (30.42%) : -£1004.87 (POI = -9.99%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 647/1006 (64.31%) : -£2071.17 (POI = -6.86%)

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Ratings Post : Day 44, 19/03/13

20 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 7/20 : -£30.06
Daily (all top 3′s) : 14/20 : -£71.59

Overall (top-rated) : 313/1026 (30.51%) : -£1034.93 (POI = -10.09%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 661/1026 (64.42%) : -£2142.76 (POI = -6.96%)

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Ratings Post : Day 45, 20/03/13

22 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 7/22 : +£0.48
Daily (all top 3′s) : 13/22 : -£203.80

Overall (top-rated) : 320/1048 (30.53%) : -£1034.45 (POI = -9.87%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 674/1048 (64.31%) : -£2346.56 (POI = -7.46%)

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Ratings Post : Day 46, 21/03/13

21 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 5/21 : -£78.58
Daily (all top 3′s) : 15/21 : +£46.69

Overall (top-rated) : 325/1069 (30.40%) : -£1113.03 (POI = -10.41%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 689/1069 (64.45%) : -£2299.87 (POI = -7.17%)

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Ratings Post : Day 47, 22/03/13

29 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 11/29 : +£370.24
Daily (all top 3′s) : 17/29 : +£141.62

Overall (top-rated) : 336/1098 (30.60%) : -£742.79 (POI = -6.76%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 706/1098 (64.30%) : -£2158.25 (POI = -6.55%)

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Ratings Post : Day 48, 23/03/13

7 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 5/7 : +£91.15
Daily (all top 3′s) : 6/7 : -£4.12

Overall (top-rated) : 341/1105 (30.86%) : -£651.64 (POI = -5.90%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 712/1105 (64.43%) : -£2162.37 (POI = -6.52%)

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Ratings Post : Day 49, 25/03/13

7 races today:

Daily (top-rated) : 1/7 : -£51.45
Daily (all top 3′s) : 4/7 : -£83.17

Overall (top-rated) : 342/1112 (30.76%) : -£703.09 (POI = -6.32%)
Overall (all top 3′s) : 716/1112 (64.39%) : -£2245.54 (POI = -6.73%)

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This concludes our review of Ratings Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to Ratings Post Service Review

  1. Are the top rated all favourites? Their strike rate is very similar to backing favourites blindly.

    David
    March 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    • Hi David,

      Quite a lot of their top-rated ones are the favourites, and we all know what blind backing of those leads to!

      Chris

      Chris Worrall
      March 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  2. Yes the old poor house! Hard to imagine, but Is there any angle that is going well? Say over 10/1 etc etc. Keep going on;y 17 days left! :-)

    David
    March 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

    • A successful angle, David?
      You could try laying them! :D

      Chris Worrall
      March 19, 2013 at 10:42 am

      • If you would just take the highest rated horse of the day? And second of all the biggest difference between the two top rated horses. Could you give us an idea how that would be fairing?

        ABC
        April 1, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        • Hi, I’m not entirely sure as I understand your question.

          Chris Worrall
          April 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

          • Oh, I was thinking like how does he rate the horses is it on a scale from 1 to 100 or something like that! If he rates them in any other way I don’t know how. But if it was 1 to 100. The top rated of the day would be the one closest to 100 and secondly the horse with say 75 top rated in it’s race but second one has a rating of 38 that would be the biggest difference of the day. But maybe he rates the horses in a totally different way.

            ABC
            April 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm

          • To be honest, I don’t know how he rates them. There are no numerical values attached to them.

            Chris Worrall
            April 3, 2013 at 12:14 am