The Shortlist 15th November 2013


A couple of horses hammered down in price yesterday, including Fiftyshadesfreed - 7/1 into 5/2 fav - but nothing to cheer, all the same. Still, The Shortlist is about identifying value, and it is clearly doing that. Value needs to connect with winners though, and they've been in short supply this week.

Hopefully the better racing this weekend will help.

Today's racecards are here.

11.55 Lin - Captain Secret - 6/1 Hills
2.40 Che - Angles Hill e/w - 25/1 bet365
3.50 Che - Rosie Probert e/w - 10/1 totesport
5.45 Dun - Lady Mega -


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1.35 Che - Eastlake - 6/1 Betfred
2.30 Lin - Captain Kendall - 12/1 PP
3.15 Che - Uncle Junior - 13/2 SkyBet
7.00 Wol - Zain Eagle - 7/2 Betfred
7.45 Dun - Teajaybe e/w -
8.15 Dun - Hawkswood e/w -


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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3 replies
  1. Paul says:

    Hi Matt, I did your Angles Hill with Deep Trouble in the 3:50 in an each way double. Nice. Thank you so much for RAR. Roll on tomorrow!!

  2. Richard S says:

    Hi Matt, Am I missing something? No Double Dutch or Daily Stat now no Shortlist. Regards Richard.

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Richard

      Yes, you are missing something. They’re actually all there now. Chris got back yesterday.

      You need to check the left side of the home page, or via the menu options at the top, to find these features.


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