Focus Ratings

Focus Ratings By Top Rated / Top 3 Rated

Focus Ratings By Top Rated / Top 3 Rated

Focus Ratings

Focus Ratings

As mentioned in my overview of the Focus Ratings Package (click here for details), we are also going to analyse the performance of the ratings as if we were blindly backing the top rated in each race to a £10 level stake and also as if we were placing a £10 bet on each of the top three rated per race.

All bets will be declared at Betfair SP minus an assumed 5% commission on the winning bets.

Blindly backing runners in every race isn't generally my cup of tea, but what I hope this review will achieve is a raw indication of how good the Focus Ratings are at finding winners. I have many of my own selection processes and I'd be more inclined to use a ratings service to back up my own procedures as a secondary layer of reassurance.

So, we'll be declaring two sets of figures per day, based on top-rated only and top-three rated.
You could, of course, dutch the top-three, but constraints of time mean that we''ll be reporting to level stakes instead.

We'll file these reports for the next 60 days, which should give us a large pile of data to work from for a future analysis. Jim Cannon has kindly volunteered to collate all the results and data for us and will file his reports here on a daily basis.

Chris Worrall

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Focus Ratings Review Results

Focus Ratings Day 1, 25/08/14

Top-rated only : 20 winners from 51 races (39.22%SR) for a £227.70 profit
Top-three analysis : 37 winners from 54 races (68.52% SR) for a £222.39 profit                

Highest Confidence analysis : 2 winners from 2 races (100% SR) for a £24.10 profit

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Focus Ratings Day 2, 26/08/14

Top-rated only : 5 winners from 29 races for -£92.75 loss
Top-three analysis : 16 winners from 34 races for a £282.62 lost

Highest Confidence analysis : 1 winner from 1 race for a £5.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 25/80 (31.25% SR) for +£134.95
Top-three overall: 53/88 (60.23% SR) for -£60.23

Highest Confidence overall: 3/3 (100% SR) for +£29.10

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Focus Ratings Day 3, 27/08/14

Top-rated only : 13  winners from 43 races for  -£19.50 loss
Top-three analysis : 21 winners from 44 races for a -£444.50 loss

Highest Confidence analysis : 1 winner from 4 races for a -£20.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 38/123 (30.89% SR) for +£115.45
Top-three overall: 74/132 (56.06% SR) for -£504.73

Highest Confidence overall: 4/7 (57 % SR) for +£9.10

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Focus Ratings Day 4, 28/08/14

Top-rated only : 13  winners from 46 races for  -£16.00 loss
Top-three analysis : 26 winners from 47 races for a -£190.00 loss

Highest Confidence analysis : 4 winners from 8 races for a +£12.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 51/169 (30.18% SR) for +£99.45
Top-three overall: 100/179 (55.86% SR) for -£694.73

Highest Confidence overall: 8/15 (53.33% SR) for +£21.60

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Focus Ratings Day 5, 29/08/14

Top-rated only : 11  winners from 37 races for  +£50.00 profit
Top-three analysis : 22 winners from 39 races for a -£147.50 loss

Highest Confidence analysis : 0 winner from 3 races for a -£30.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 62/206 (30.10% SR) for +£149.45
Top-three overall: 122/218 (55.96% SR) for -£842.23

Highest Confidence overall: 8/18 (44.44 % SR) for -£8.40

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Focus Ratings Day 6, 30/08/14

Top-rated only : 13  winners from 44 races for  -£93.00 loss
Top-three analysis :24 winners from 45 races for a -£433.00 loss

Highest Confidence analysis : 4 winners from 6 races for a +£19.60 profit

Top-rated overall: 75/250 (30.00% SR) for +£56.45
Top-three overall: 146/263 (55.51% SR) for -£1275.23

Highest Confidence overall: 12/24 (50% SR) for +£11.20

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Focus Ratings Day 7, 31/08/14

Top-rated only : winners from 27 races for  +£45.70 profit
Top-three analysis :17 winners from 27 races for a -£37.30 loss

Highest Confidence analysis : 3 winners from 4 races for a +£30.70 profit

Top-rated overall: 83/277 (30.00% SR) for +£102.15
Top-three overall: 163/290 (56.2% SR) for -£1312.53

Highest Confidence overall: 15/28 (53.57% SR) for +£41.90

After the first 7 days, we have a 10 point profit on the top rated selection.

However, we have a massive loss on taking the top 3 rated. We plan to abandon the top 3 rated review and change to a review of the top rated only and also those with the highest confidence levels i.e. those with a rating over 150%. This means we will show the best rated of the day and we will track the performance over the review period. We have added the results under the title Highest Confidence analysis.

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Focus Ratings Day 8, 1/09/14

Top-rated only : 10  winners from 29 races for  +£45.50 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :1 winner from 1 race for a +£35.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 93/306 (30.39% SR) for +£147.65
Highest Confidence overall: 16/29 (55.17% SR) for +£76.90

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Focus Ratings Day 9, 2/09/14

Top-rated only : winners from 28 races for  +£37.10 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :1 winner from 3 races for a -£16.70 loss

Top-rated overall: 101/334 (30.24% SR) for +£184.75
Highest Confidence overall: 17/32 (53.13% SR) for +£60.20

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Focus Ratings Day 10 , 3/09/14

Top-rated only : 9 winners from 34 races for  +£51.50 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :1 winner from 4 races for a -£20.90 loss

Top-rated overall: 110/368 (29.89% SR) for +£236.25
Highest Confidence overall: 18/36 (50% SR) for +£39.30

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Focus Ratings Day 11 , 4/09/14

Top-rated only : 9 winners from 31 races for  -£3.70 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :1 winner from 5 races for a -£32.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 119/399 (29.82% SR) for +£232.55
Highest Confidence overall: 19/41 (46.34% SR) for +£7.30

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Focus Ratings Day 12 , 5/09/14

Top-rated only : 7 winners from 43 races for  -£177.00 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  2 winners from 6 races for a -£17.90 loss

Top-rated overall: 126/442 (28.50% SR) for +£55.55
Highest Confidence overall: 21/47 (44.68 % SR) for -£10.60

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Focus Ratings Day 13 , 6/09/14

Top-rated only : 12 winners from 50 races for  +£132.60 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner from 3 races for a -£16.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 138/492 (28.05% SR) for +£188.15
Highest Confidence overall: 22/50 (44 % SR) for -£26.60

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Focus Ratings Day 14 , 7/09/14

Top-rated only : 2 winners from 20 races for  -£147.50 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner from 5 races for a -£30.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 140/512 (27.34% SR) for +£40.65
Highest Confidence overall: 23/55 (41.82 % SR) for -£56.60

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Focus Ratings Day 15 , 8/09/14

Top-rated only : 9 winners from 27 races for  +£35.20 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner from 2 races for a -£3.80 loss

Top-rated overall: 149/539 (27.64% SR) for +£75.85
Highest Confidence overall: 24/57 (42.1 % SR) for -£60.40

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Focus Ratings Day 16 , 9/09/14

Top-rated only : 9 winners from 32 races for  -£20.60 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  3 winners from 3 races for a  +£31.30 profit

Top-rated overall: 158/571 (27.67% SR) for +£55.25
Highest Confidence overall: 27/60 (45 % SR) for -£29.10

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Focus Ratings Day 17 , 10/09/14

Top-rated only : 15 winners from 35 races for  +£80.80 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :  2 winners from 4 races for a +£7.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 173/606 (28.55% SR) for +£136.05
Highest Confidence overall: 29/64 (45.31 % SR) for -£21.60

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Focus Ratings Day 18 , 11/09/14

Top-rated only : 5 winners from 35 races for  -£212.90 loss
Highest Confidence analysis : no qualifiers

Top-rated overall: 178/641 (27.77% SR) for -£76.85
Highest Confidence overall: 29/64 (45.31 % SR) for -£21.60

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Focus Ratings Day 19 , 12/09/14

Top-rated only : 10 winners from 31 races for  +£70.60 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :   3 winners from 7 races for  +£0.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 188/672 (27.97% SR) for -£6.25
Highest Confidence overall: 32/71 (45.07 % SR) for -£21.10

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Focus Ratings Day 20 , 13/09/14

Top-rated only : 11 winners from 39 races for  +£73.30 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :   no qualifiers

Top-rated overall: 199/711 (27.99% SR) for +£67.05
Highest Confidence overall: 32/71 (45.07 % SR) for -£21.10

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Focus Ratings Day 21 , 14/09/14

Top-rated only : 10 winners from 27 races for  +£70.50 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 3 races for a -£6.20 loss

Top-rated overall: 209/738 (28.32% SR) for +£137.55
Highest Confidence overall: 33/74 (44.59 % SR) for -£27.30

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Focus Ratings Day 22 , 15/09/14

Top-rated only : 4 winners from 26 races for  -£145.20 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :    No winner from 2 races for a -£20.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 213/764 (27.88 % SR) for -£7.65
Highest Confidence overall: 33/76 (43.42 % SR) for -£47.30

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Focus Ratings Day 23 , 16/09/14

Top-rated only : 7 winners from 36 races for  -£173.90 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :    2 winners from 4 races for a -£7.10 loss

Top-rated overall: 220/800 (27.5 % SR) for -£181.55
Highest Confidence overall: 35/80 (43.75 % SR) for -£54.40

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Focus Ratings Day 24 , 17/09/14

Top-rated only : 8 winners from 36 races for  -£59.90 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :    2 winners from 3 races for a +£23.80 profit

Top-rated overall: 228/836 (27.27 % SR) for -£241.45
Highest Confidence overall: 37/83 (44.58 % SR) for -£30.60

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Focus Ratings Day 25 , 18/09/14

Top-rated only : 12 winners from 38 races for  +£137.00 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :    2 winners from 5 races for a +£13.80 profit

Top-rated overall: 240/874 (27.46 % SR) for -£104.45
Highest Confidence overall: 39/88 (44.32% SR) for -£16.80

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Focus Ratings Day 26 , 19/09/14

Top-rated only : 11 winners from 35 races for  +57.30 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :    1 winner from 3 races for a -£17.10 loss

Top-rated overall: 251/909 (27.61 % SR) for -£47.15
Highest Confidence overall: 40/91 (43.96% SR) for -£33.90

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Focus Ratings Day 27 , 20/09/14

Top-rated only : 12 winners from 41 races for  +£23.70 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :  2 winners from 2 races for a +£22.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 263/950 (27.68 % SR) for -£23.45
Highest Confidence overall: 42/93 (45.16% SR) for -£11.40

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Focus Ratings Day 28 , 21/09/14

Top-rated only : 5 winners from 27 races for  -£100.50 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  2 winners from 4 races for a -£7.10 loss

Top-rated overall: 268/977 (27.43 % SR) for -£123.95
Highest Confidence overall: 44/97 (45.36% SR) for -£18.50

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Focus Ratings Day 29 , 22/09/14

Top-rated only : 2 winners from 23 races for  -£132.80 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  2 winners from 4 races for a +£1.20 profit

Top-rated overall: 270/1000 (27.0 % SR) for -£256.75
Highest Confidence overall: 46/101 (45.54% SR) for -£17.30

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Focus Ratings Day 30 , 23/09/14

Top-rated only : 8 winners from 34 races for  -£11.70 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner from 4 races for a +£15.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 278/1034 (26.88 % SR) for -£268.45
Highest Confidence overall: 47/105 (44.76 % SR) for -£2.30

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Focus Ratings Day 31 , 24/09/14

Top-rated only :winners from 28 races for  -£48.00 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  3 winners from 4 races for a +£26.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 285/1062 (26.83 % SR) for -£316.45
Highest Confidence overall: 50/109 (45.87 % SR) for +£24.20

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Focus Ratings Day 32 , 25/09/14

Top-rated only :winners from 29 races for  -£58.30 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner from 3 races for a -£10.90 loss

Top-rated overall: 292/1091 (26.76 % SR) for -£374.75
Highest Confidence overall: 51/112 (45.53 % SR) for +£13.30

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Focus Ratings Day 33 , 26/09/14

Top-rated only :winners from 42 races for  -£66.70 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 6 races for a +£8.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 299/1133 (26.39 % SR) for -£441.45
Highest Confidence overall: 53/118 (44.911% SR) for +£21.30

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Focus Ratings Day 34 , 27/09/14

Top-rated only : 12  winners from 48 races for  -£50.70 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  4 winners from 5 races for a +£92.60 profit

Top-rated overall: 311/1181 (26.33 % SR) for -£492.15
Highest Confidence overall: 57/123 (46.34 % SR) for +£113.90

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Focus Ratings Day 35 , 28/09/14

Top-rated only :winners from 22 races for  -£40.90 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 3 races for a +£21.60 profit

Top-rated overall: 316/1203 (26.27 % SR) for -£533.05
Highest Confidence overall: 59/126 (46.82 % SR) for +£135.50

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Focus Ratings Day 36 , 29/09/14

Top-rated only :winners from 26 races for  -£77.50 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   0 winners from 1 race for a -£10.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 321/1229 (26.11 % SR) for -£610.55
Highest Confidence overall: 59/127 (46.45 % SR) for +£125.50

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Focus Ratings Day 37 , 30/09/14

Top-rated only :winners from 36 races for  -£57.90 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 2 races for a +£17.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 329/1265 (26.01 % SR) for -£668.45
Highest Confidence overall: 60/129 (46.51 % SR) for +£143.00

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Focus Ratings Day 38 , 1/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 36 races for  -£90.40 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 4 races for a +£21.20 profit

Top-rated overall: 338/1301 (25.98 % SR) for -£758.85
Highest Confidence overall: 62/133 (46.61 % SR) for +£164.20

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Focus Ratings Day 39 , 2/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 31 races for  -£124.40 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 3 races for a +£9.40 profit

Top-rated overall: 346/1332 (25.97 % SR) for -£883.25
Highest Confidence overall: 64/136 (47.16 % SR) for +£173.60

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Focus Ratings Day 40 , 3/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 41 races for  -£77.80 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   3 winners from 8 races for a  -£1.40 loss

Top-rated overall: 354/1373 (25.78 % SR) for -£961.05
Highest Confidence overall: 67/144 (46.53 % SR) for +£172.20

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Focus Ratings Day 41 , 4/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 37 races for  -£85.00 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 3 races for a +£3.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 363/1410 (25.74 % SR) for -£1046.05
Highest Confidence overall: 69/147 (46.94 % SR) for +£175.20

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Focus Ratings Day 42 , 5/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 21 races for +£47.10 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 1 race for a +£5.30 profit

Top-rated overall: 372/1431 (25.99 % SR) for -£998.95
Highest Confidence overall: 70/148 (47.3 % SR) for +£180.50

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Focus Ratings Day 43 , 6/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 20 races for -£73.80 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 4 races for a -£6.80 loss

Top-rated overall: 377/1451 (25.98 % SR) for -£1072.75
Highest Confidence overall: 72/152 (47.37 % SR) for +£173.70

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Focus Ratings Day 44 , 7/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 30 races for -£86.80 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 3 races for a -£7.50 loss

Top-rated overall: 383/1481 (25.86 % SR) for -£1159.55
Highest Confidence overall: 73/155 (47.1 % SR) for +£166.20

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Focus Ratings Day 45 , 8/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 34 races for -£172.00 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 4 races for a -£2.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 387/1515 (25.54 % SR) for -£1331.55
Highest Confidence overall: 75/159 (47.21 % SR) for +£164.20

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Focus Ratings Day 46 , 9/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 31 races for -£170.40 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 5 races for a -£36.70 loss

Top-rated overall: 392/1546 (25.35 % SR) for -£1501.95
Highest Confidence overall: 76/164 (46.34 % SR) for +£127.50

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Focus Ratings Day 47 , 10/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 30 races for -£22.50 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   0 winners from 4 races for a -£40.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 396/1576 (25.12 % SR) for -£1524.45
Highest Confidence overall: 76/168 (45.25 % SR) for +£87.50

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Focus Ratings Day 48 , 11/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 43 races for -£240.30 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   3 winners from 10 races for a -£38.10 loss

Top-rated overall: 403/1619 (24.89 % SR) for -£1764.75
Highest Confidence overall: 79/178 (44.48 % SR) for +£51.40

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Focus Ratings Day 49 , 12/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 27 races for -£10.20 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   No Qualifiers

Top-rated overall: 410/1646 (24.90 % SR) for -£1774.95
Highest Confidence overall: 79/178 (44.48 % SR) for +£51.40

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Focus Ratings Day 50 , 13/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 15 races for -£62.50 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 3 races for a +£7.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 412/1661 (24.80 % SR) for -£1837.45
Highest Confidence overall: 80/181 (44.29 % SR) for +£58.90

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Focus Ratings Day 51 , 14/10/14

Top-rated only : 7 winners from 26 races for +£164.30 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 2 races for a +£1.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 419/1687 (24.83 % SR) for -£1673.15
Highest Confidence overall: 81/183 (44.35 % SR) for +£59.90

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Focus Ratings Day 52 , 15/10/14

Top-rated only : 4 winners from 34 races for -£201.70 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :   2 winners from 7  races for a -£21.70 loss

Top-rated overall: 423/1721 (24.57 % SR) for -£1874.85
Highest Confidence overall: 83/190(43.68 % SR) for +£38.20

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Focus Ratings Day 53 , 16/10/14

Top-rated only : 9 winners from 27 races for +£10.00 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :   1 winner from 1  race for a +£5.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 432/1748 (24.71 % SR) for -£1864.85
Highest Confidence overall: 84/191 (44.04 % SR) for +£43.20

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Focus Ratings Day 54 , 17/10/14

Top-rated only : 14 winners from 51 races for +£44.80 profit
Highest Confidence analysis :  5 winners  from 6 races for a +£49.40 profit

Top-rated overall: 446/1799 (24.79 % SR) for -£1820.05
Highest Confidence overall: 89/197 (45.24 % SR) for +£92.60

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Focus Ratings Day 55 , 18/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 44 races for -£226.70 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner  from 5 races for a -£30.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 451/1843 (24.47 % SR) for -£2046.75
Highest Confidence overall: 90/202 (44.55 % SR) for +£62.60

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Focus Ratings Day 56 , 19/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 29 races for -£88.20 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner  from 3 races for a -£18.20 loss

Top-rated overall: 455/1872 (24.30 % SR) for -£2124.95
Highest Confidence overall: 91/205 (44.63 % SR) for +£44.40

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Focus Ratings Day 57 , 20/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 23 races for +£46.50 loss
Highest Confidence analysis :  1 winner  from 3 races for a +£20.00 profit

Top-rated overall: 455/1872 (24.31 % SR) for -£2078.45
Highest Confidence overall: 92/208 (44.23 % SR) for +£64.40

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Focus Ratings Day 58 , 21/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 27 races for -£17.75 loss
Highest Confidence analysis : 0 winner  from 1 race  for a -£10.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 460/1899 (24.22 % SR) for -£2096.20
Highest Confidence overall: 92/209 (44.00 % SR) for +£54.40

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Focus Ratings Day 59 , 22/10/14

Top-rated only :winners from 35 races for -£143.60 loss
Highest Confidence analysis : 1 winner  from 6 races  for a -£35.00 loss

Top-rated overall: 467/1934 (24.15 % SR) for -£2239.80
Highest Confidence overall: 93/215(43.26 % SR) for +£19.40

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Focus Ratings Day 60 , 23/10/14

Top-rated only : 9 winners from 32 races for -£67.90 loss
Highest Confidence analysis : 4 winners  from 8 races  for a +£25.50 profit

Top-rated overall: 476/1966 (24.21 % SR) for -£2307.70
Highest Confidence overall: 97/223(43.50 % SR) for +£44.90

Full analysis of review to follow.

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5 replies
  1. lickybits says:

    i personally don’t think it will show a profit but i could be very wrong
    firstly does the top rated go on the ground, has the top rated got a good jockey on
    is the top rated in form, his the top rated going on a track that suits such as a left handed course
    is the pace of the race going to be run to suit, is the distance idael

    theres probably other factors id like to consider
    just my pennys worth

  2. Enida says:

    You can analyse past records if you are a member although full ratings for all horses have only started since mid July (previously top 3 only). You are correct that top rated blindly will show a loss (Keith is very clear about this). I suspect backing top 3 will also. Like most ratings I think they are best used for shortening a field down to likely contenders. Some consideration of the factors you mention above must then come into play as well as the price of the selections. If one horse is rated 4.5 and another 4.4 but the latter is twice the price this needs to be factored into the selection process.

    • Chris Worrall says:

      Yes, of course, and we’re not expecting to see a profit from the trial, to be honest.
      We’re analysing specific races in another trial of this service alongside this one and we’re hoping that we’ll then be able to show some areas of strengths and weaknesses after a 60-day comparison.
      We won’t be dismissing the service, purely based on the out come of the top-rated or top-3 rated.

      Chris

  3. samboy2 says:

    I have been a subscriber to the Focus service for a while now and I concentrate on the ‘place lay’ market. For me, Focus have proved useful, along with Racing Post, to narrow down my choices. I am less familiar with the ‘Win’ market so I do not feel qualified to comment on this. Samboy2

    • RomJim says:

      Thanks for your comment. I must say I am impressed at the format and structure of focus ratings. I think the key task will be to work out the best way to get value from them. Backing the top rated in the win market seems to be working and the review into the few top rated with a high confidence level may be even more interesting. We may need to look at a separate trial for the lay option – presumably you have had some success with your approach? Jim

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