Liam’s Weekly Thoughts – 10th – 16th October 2021

2021-10-17T15:57:09+01:00October 12th, 2021|

Liam’s Weekly Thoughts

Weekend Review

Here Liam looks at some of the best action from the weekend including highlighting a horse he feels is worth adding to your NagMe (since publication the horse was given a 5lb drop in his handicap mark which Liam is delighted with).

Tuesday Review & Welsh Champion Hurdle Analysis

Liam highlights a race that generally works out very well particularly with Leopardstown and the Cheltenham Festival in mind as well as looks ahead to the Welsh Champion Hurdle.

A horse for Cheltenham already?

In this video I highlight a race […]

RatingTheRaces – Silver Trophy Selection from Liam

2021-10-08T17:02:23+01:00October 8th, 2021|

Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle

Champagne Well @ 18/1

I think the price we can get on Champagne Well here is crazy if we are prepared to forgive him last season when he was found to have a hairline fracture in his back. Dropping back over hurdles I think he has lots more to come off just 136.

Some of his efforts over this sort of trip include 3rd in Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle at Sandown behind the now 153 rated Third Wind, winning at Cheltenham in a Novice hurdle and finishing 2nd at Cheltenham behind Thyme Hill with Happygolucky and Some Day Soon behind. After then being stepped […]

National Hunt Blog – RatingTheRaces Analysis

2021-05-08T15:05:46+01:00May 8th, 2021|

National Hunt Horses and their targets

With the weekly blog, we will also be highlighting National Hunt horses (this will calm down in the summer) and here are a few that I’ve spotted so far.

If The Cap Fits – Ladbrokes Trophy

If The Cap Fits looks to me perfect for the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November. He had been running some nice races over fences including when 2nd to Yala Enki at Taunton when getting outstayed and 3rd to Shan Blue at Kempton (track was too sharp). He returned to hurdles after his 2nd to Yala Enki and was well beaten at Cheltenham and Aintree and […]

Weekly Handicap Blog – 4th May 2021

2021-05-04T11:41:34+01:00May 4th, 2021|

That’s the whole season planned for him!

This weeks includes 1 horse who has been raised 1lb on collateral form but I think he’s still much better than his new 99 mark!

Voix Du Reve dropped 1lb to 144

Voix Du Reve has actually dropped 4lb to 144 over fences but I think connections should stick to hurdles next season and he’s now dropped to 145 over hurdles which is the same mark as when 2nd by a neck at Musselburgh in the Hogmaneigh Hurdle. He clearly acts at some tracks and disappoints at others and at this stage of his career, mixing it up going to tracks […]

Weekly Handicap Blog – 28th April 2021

2021-05-01T01:29:34+01:00May 1st, 2021|

Weekly Handicap Blog – Fences will be the making of him!

This week features 2 or 3 that plenty of you wont be agreeing with but I am confident that next season and over fences and he will bounce back.

Cap Du Nord dropped 1lb to 139

This felt very much like an end of season handicap change from the handicapper rather than dropping him because he had disappointed. His form over fences this year has been very good, 412355 with his only poor running coming in a handicap hurdle. He finished 5th in his final run of the season in the Bet365 Gold Cup where the right […]

Weekly Handicap Blog – 20th April 2021

2021-04-20T11:51:11+01:00April 20th, 2021|

Weekly Handicap Blog – Royal Ascot contender?

I aim to write a blog each Tuesday highlighting horses that I feel have been dropped in the handicap down to a mark where I think they can be very competitive. This week, I think there is a horse who is being laid out for a return to Royal Ascot!

Nelson River dropped 4lb to 126

Surely next season Tony Carroll will be stepping this horse up in trip again as he has won on the AW over 2m! His only effort over further came in the Coral Cup where he was held up out the back and never really got […]

Liam’s Quick-Fire National Hunt Thoughts – 30th December 2020

2020-12-30T19:30:26+00:00December 30th, 2020|

Quick-Fire National Hunt Thoughts

National Hunt Season 2020/2021 Quick-Fire Thoughts from Liam – 30th December 2020

A fantastic week of Racing. We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. Liam has compiled a list of horses that caught his eye over the last week and potential targets for these including a horse who looks like he may be off for the Pertemps Final now he’s rated high enough to get in as well as plenty that he feels will be back for the Dublin Racing Festival in February!

Part 1 Horses

Star of Cashel

Saint Sam

Falco Blitz

Big King

If The Cap Fits



Liam’s Quick-Fire National Hunt Thoughts – 16th November 2020

2020-11-16T19:41:23+00:00November 16th, 2020|

Quick-Fire National Hunt Thoughts

National Hunt Season 2020/2021 Quick-Fire Thoughts from Liam – 16th November 2020

Liam’s RatingTheRaces Analysis for the past week including looking at 2 horses that may have ruined their handicap marks for the Grand National & a couple of horses he is looking at backing at the Cheltenham Festival now!

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Liam’s 2020 Paddy Power Handicap Chase Selections

2020-11-09T19:03:34+00:00November 9th, 2020|

National Hunt Thoughts – 2020

Liam’s 2020 Paddy Power Handicap Chase Selections

Liam has been through most of the field for the 2020 Paddy Power Handicap Chase at Cheltenham and has come up with 3 selections from 9/1 to 20/1. Who do you fancy to win the race?

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