The Shortlist, 26th February 2014


Stanlow got a terrible run yesterday, but that's the way it goes sometimes...

Today's racecards are here.

3.30 Hay - Alpha Victor - 16/1 bet365
3.50 Win - Twoways - 10/1 bet365
7.50 Kem - Premio Loco - 9/4 Coral


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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2 replies
  1. Johnners77 says:

    Alpha Victor!! Great result and drifted to 25/1 too. Nice ew touch on Twoways as well. Very good day for the Shortlist…..well done. Mark J

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      After a bad run, expect a good run the saying goes. And when we’re backing horses at this sort of price, plenty more will lose than win (obviously). But the reason I put them up is because I think they’re worth a tickle, and it’s nice when it comes off.

      I didn’t do the double with Twoways today, so I’m kind of glad we missed the 389/1 shot that it amounted to!!!


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