The Shortlist, 21st December 2013


Those who kept the faith yesterday were rewarded with a tidy 22/1 winner. I did and I was, and the below demonstrates that I put my money where my mouth is, for anyone who maybe wasn't sure... 😉


Saturday's The Shortlist runners are here...

Today's racecards are here.

12.40 Newc - Swatow Tycoon - 4/6 BetVictor
12.55 Lin - Hipz - 7/2 888sport
1.00 Hay - As I Am - 4/1 Betfred
1.50 Asc - Grey Gold - 6/1 Hills
2.00 Lin - Tasrih - 4/1 888sport
2.05 Hay - Safran De Cotte e/w - 7/1 BetVictor
3.15 Hay - Ballyculla - 6/1 SJ

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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.

As regular readers will know, it makes absolute sense to get the best price you can about any selection you're backing. Put another way, it makes no sense whatsoever to accept a shorter price than the best available unless you've got too much money and are keen to give some away! 😉

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5 replies
  1. Rambler says:

    Matt – I only wagered a 1/10 of your bet but still a great win. Surprised you did not put Pine Creek on your Shortlist (for a small e.w. wager).

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Minty,

      I was tempted by Pine Creek, but there’s so much green on that page. I normally look for ‘green’ horses where the rest are red or amber, implying the ‘green’ horse has a more pronounced profile advantage. It doesn’t always work out that way, of course.


      p.s. well done on your win 🙂

  2. Rambler says:

    Hi Matt – as usual, you got it right and I was wrong about Pine Creek. Thank you for the advice, I will certainly remember that when I next see “four greens in a row” (ha ha).


    • Matt Bisogno says:

      He ran a Blinder. Rated way too far off the pace and inconvenienced at a bad time. One to follow, for sure.

  3. Jack Benton says:

    i wish to send all the team my very best regards and wish them all a very happy christmas and most of all a prosperous new year and if i can begin with ending 13 on a profitable noe here goes as i usually say my necks on the line again minella friend fred le macon stormy weather beyeh cue card sgt reckless captain pauline jack benton

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