Five reasons why Energumene can’t turn the tables on Shishkin

2022-01-24T14:46:39+00:00January 24th, 2022|

Five reasons why Energumene can’t turn the tables on Shishkin

1.Cheltenham Festival Form

Course form at Cheltenham is very important as we see time and time again and horses with Cheltenham Festival form is even more important. The buzz and noise at Cheltenham can get horses worked up and we are confident this wont happen to Shishkin who has been there and done it. Shishkin has done this twice now having won the 2020 Supreme Novices & the 2021 Arkle. Energumene has never been to the Cheltenham Festival.

2. Shorter Distance is countered by the uphill finish

The suggestion that the shorter distance is a fact however this is […]

Can Shishkin back up his win at Cheltenham now?

2022-02-15T10:29:04+00:00January 22nd, 2022|

Can the Clarence House be topped at the Cheltenham Festival?

Shishkin was one of 7 TOP RATED ITV Winners!

On ITV on Saturday, there were 8 races and TOP RATED won 7 of them whilst the other traded 1.36 in the run before finishing 2nd!

Haydock 1:25 Jonbon made hard work of winning but was giving weight away to the runner up. He’s still learning and should again improve for the run. He was drifted slightly for the Supreme Novices Hurdle and we are very happy with Constitution Hill against him.

Ascot 1:45 Unexpected Party showed he was well handicapped when winning comfortably here. He went up 6lb […]

Cheltenham is fast approaching now!

2022-02-15T10:30:56+00:00January 18th, 2022|

Cheltenham will be here soon!

Who is likely having their final prep race before the Festival!

Liam looks at the handicap marks from this week and highlights some of those that have dropped that caught his eye. These include a horse who may need a change of jockey, one who should be aimed at a race that actually suits and one that surely drops back into handicap company next time!

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Liam’s Weekly Thoughts – 21st November – 26th November 2021

2021-11-25T23:57:56+00:00November 21st, 2021|

Liam’s Weekly Thoughts

This would be one hell of a long term plan!

Liam looks back over the weekend and highlights a horse who finished 6th that is surely off to Sandown next time in January as well as suggests an ambitious plan for a horse who would surely be better suited in a handicap with the County Hurdle being a real option. 

Surely they wont make the same mistake again?

Liam looks at some of those that have been dropped in the handicap this week and thinks he has found a few that can go well soon including one […]

Liam’s Weekly Thoughts – 14th November – 20th November 2021

2021-11-18T15:56:08+00:00November 13th, 2021|

Liam’s Weekly Thoughts

Surely it will rain soon and some of these will bounce back!

Liam looks back at the racing on Saturday and highlights 6 he is interested in going forward including 2 who definitely need some rain to help their chances next time. Liam also thinks he may have seen a horse who’s going to be campaigned for the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival

Sunday Review at Cheltenham & Irish Analysis

Liam looks back at the racing on Sunday at Cheltenham and suggests giving a horse one more chance once the rain comes. He also talks about Nube Negra […]

Liam’s Weekly Thoughts up to 2nd November 2021

2021-11-02T12:55:15+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

Liam’s Weekly Thoughts

A great weekend of racing, a 20/1 winner and an Australian success

Liam highlights which 2 races from last week he thinks the winner will go on to bigger and better things as well as demonstrating his ability and why he’s worth following with 2 winners on Monday and Tuesday at 20/1 and 19.50

6 well handicapped horses

Liam has highlighted 6 horses he feels are now well handicapped including one who Ben Aitken from Narrowing The Field has also found the prime conditions for. 


Liam’s Weekly Thoughts – 18th – 24th October 2021

2021-11-01T14:57:30+00:00October 20th, 2021|

Liam’s Weekly Thoughts

Champions Day, Horses To Follow and Tipsters

Liam gives his thoughts on Frankie’s ride on Palace Pier, his respect he has for Tony Calvin and how you can use tipsters to find more winners. Also he highlights one horse not to give up on now that he has dropped 5lb for what he thinks was a poor run but can be explained.

Review of Cheltenham, NAP Comp Update and Pertemps Final Horse

Liam’s review of the 2 days of Cheltenham, racing at Aintree, a new NAP Comp feature and which horse he feels is interesting next time as they […]

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

2021-11-01T14:57:47+00:00October 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

2021-11-01T14:57:48+00:00October 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 […]