The Shortlist 5th November 2013

shortlistIt's bonfire nighty in Blighty, and I'll be hoping my flighty is untroubled by the Almighty... In other news, there is some good racing from Exeter, and a few fair propositions from a betting perspective too. Cue Card, in particular, looks like a winner, although his odds are short enough.

Elsewhere, the remarkable La Estrella is bidding for a fourteenth win from fifteen runs at Southwell. He was beaten there for the first time on his last attempt, however, so needs to bounce back.

Today's racecards are here.

2.50 Exe - Cue Card - 11/8 Seanie Mac
3.40 Sou - La Estrella -
6.30 Kem - Havelovewilltravel - 13/8 bet365
7.00 Kem - Secret Beau e/w - 8/1 Coral


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3.10 Sou - Cosimo di Medici - 4/1 BetVictor
5.30 Kem - Scottish Star e/w - 9/1 bet365


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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