We’d all love access to a successful tipping service but is a Focus Ratings horse racing subscription the golden ticket?
After first learning of it, there are two things that I instantly liked about Focus Ratings:
- Their website takes on a completely “No BS” approach. There is no hard sell. There is abundance of sensationalist information. It’s just a simple sign up page.
- John, Mark, Keith and Jill are very approachable, organised and professional with their work. Prior to embarking any questions I had were resolved in a very efficient and pleasant manner.
Of course this has actually little bearing on the content that the Focus Ratings horse racing subscription provides but off the back of this I was really hopeful that I’d found a gem of a product.
Focus Ratings will arrive in your inbox at 10am every morning for the days racing ahead (sorted in either Time order or course order for your convenience). You’ll also receive an email at 5pm in the afternoon as an Early Bird preview of the next days racing.
Within each PDF report the field of every UK race occurring on a given day is broken down into three selections or recommendations. The only real exception to this would be where there has not been enough data collected to accurately analyse a race – for instance in a ‘Maiden Stakes’ event featuring relatively new horses on the scene and those that are yet to win a race.
Think of Focus Ratings as an alternative to something like the Racing Post spotlights.
Focus Ratings doesn’t try to make selections for you. It’s not a tipping service in the purest form aiming to highlight just one runner with a catalogue of days racing. It should be used alongside your own research.
I evaluated the Focus Ratings horse racing picks over the course of a week to see the hit ratio of wins and places for each listed race. Here are the strike rates from 26th June to 2nd July:
|Date||Races||Wins||Win %||Places||Place %||Races||Wins||Win %|
So that’s a 64 wins from 244 races so a win percentage of 26.22% which demonstrates that a quarter of all selections went on to win their event.
There were additionally 155 places from the 244 races demonstrating a ratio of 63.52% or over two thirds of selections placing in their respective races.
These figures look pretty good over a large number of potential bets but you’ve got to remember that there are three selections for every UK race day and you can’t go betting on all of them!
Certainly though the figures seem to head in the right direction and if you are an avid horse racing man (or woman!) anyway then the data Focus Ratings provides could be a very useful indicator to use alongside your own hunches. For a very modest fee of £10/month or £25/quarter you’re not going to be breaking the bank if you decide to give Focus Ratings a try. It’s definitely one of the better such services I’ve found on the market today.