The Shortlist, 22nd May 2014

shortlistTwo big-priced shorteners yesterday, but nothing ran very well. Miss Tenacious actually should have won, but clouted both of the last two and lost all momentum, and first place. Thursday is the penultimate day of The Shortlist in its current format, and tomorrow I will have news of what is in the pipeline to replace it.

Today's racecards are here.

2.30 Wet - Makhzoon e/w - 11/2 Hills
3.40 Wet - Dubai Prince - 10/3 Hills
4.35 Ayr - Mazeppa e/w - 12/1 Betbright
4.50 Wet - Ballybough Gorta - 5/1 PP
8.50 Sal - Peacemaker - 10/1 PP


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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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