The Shortlist 28th October 2013

shortlistDick Dundee ensured the main list came out in front on Saturday and, after a Sunday off, we're back with more for Monday, assuming the weather doesn't scupper it all. Not a lot, even if it's on, and small stakes for your truly as it's desperately moderate stuff in the main.

Today's racecards are here.

2.10 Red - Seattle Drive -

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My 'also considered' list comprises:

2.35 Gal - Coole Avenue e/w -
3.20 Ban - The Magic Bishop - 8/1 BetVictor
4.10 Red - Bunce - 14/1 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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2 replies
  1. martin says:

    Hi Matt

    Just noticed going through the card for the 3.20 at Bangor, that when you change the going to heavy, The Magic Bishops record on heavy is shown as 0/2 when the ‘win’ radio button is selected.

    The Magic Bishop however did win on heavy ground at Carlisle in October 2012.

    Martin

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Interesting anomaly that, Martin. I just checked and our form for that race shows the going as ‘soft’ but the in line form shows ‘heavy’. The Racing Post has it as ‘heavy’ as well. Bangor is off so it’s academic in the context of today, but we’ll look into the issue all the same.

      Matt

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