The Shortlist, 11th November 2013


Saturday was a very good day for The Shortlist, with three nice winners. Sunday is a day off at the house of Shortlist, and we're refreshed for the new week. The racing is actually slightly better than the normal terrible Monday fare, and there are a couple of interesting propositions.

Billsgrey has actually been placed on all six of his chase starts after a 60+ day break since 2009 (thanks to the Full Horse Form filters for that nugget), and may run better than a 20/1 shot. Then again, now aged 11 going on 12, he may not...

Today's racecards are here.

12.45 Car - Billsgrey e/w - 20/1 bet365
3.20 Kem - Wilfred Pickles e/w - 7/1 Coral
5.20 Kem - Commissar - 6/1 bet365


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The Shortlist is a simple concept: I go through the Race Analysis Reports each day to find horses which I consider to be of interest. I then publish that list of horses here. Some will win, many will lose. It is hoped that the winners will cover the losers and leave a bit of gravy on the punting platter. Now, before I go on, I need to make (labour!) a really important point. And it is this: the Race Analysis Reports are deliberately interpretive.

That is, different people will highlight different horses depending on whether they're using the win or place statistics, and which columns they sort on (based on which elements they consider most important in a given race). So, these will be the horses on MY shortlist. Feel free to do with them what you will. You may have a different shortlist, and you are most certainly encouraged to go and play with the numbers to find what works best for you.

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5 replies
  1. Alan Slinn says:

    Hi Matt are the SP prices by the side of your races on the race cards your own tissue or taken from some where else?. AS

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Alan

      They’re the best odds available, and clicking on them takes you through to the bookie in question.


  2. Dave says:

    Hi Matt,Since the start of the “short list” what are the STATS looking like ???

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Dave

      The short answer is, I’ve no idea. I’m not tracking the results for this. I’m merely flagging horses each day which catch my eye from the Race Analysis Reports, often in conjunction with the Full Form filters.

      Hope that makes sense,

      p.s. I’d say we ought to be in front, albeit off the back of a phenomenal start, and I’m looking forward to the NH form settling down in the next few weeks.

  3. Alan Slinn says:

    Hi Matt your about level on single bets based on the prices I got and you are 161 pts up on doubles. That is backing each days selections as doubles . Singles are 167 bets / 25 wins /167
    returns Doubles 279 bets 440 returns.I must emphasize these are the prices I got .A S

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