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 […]

Liam’s Quick-Fire National Hunt Thoughts

2020-10-29T17:20:45+00:00October 29th, 2020|

Quick-Fire National Hunt Thoughts

National Hunt Season 2020/2021 Quick-Fire Thoughts from Liam

I’m going to try and record lots of these types of videos highlighting horses and races to keep an eye on as well some interesting thoughts or angles with the ratings and suggested targets for some horses. I will try and keep the videos to less than 15 minutes so you can listen to it on your commute to work or just before bed or even in the bath!

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Horses To Follow – National Hunt 20/21

2020-11-02T13:19:44+00:00October 14th, 2020|

Liam’s Horses To Follow – National Hunt 20/21 Season

Nicky Henderson

Shishkin is arguably the most boring horse in this list as it’s not like people didn’t see him win the Supreme Novices Hurdle. At the beginning of last season, I highlighted Shishkin in my Horses To Follow and highlighted the Supreme Novices Hurdle as the target. Honestly though my confidence waned during the season not in his ability but I was convinced Nicky Henderson was campaigning him with the Neptune Novices Hurdle as the target. The step up in trip and finishing strongly at Huntingdon still suggested to me that he will be in the intermediate […]

3 Out Of 4 Grand National’s predicted by a Statistical Algorithm!

2019-05-10T01:14:56+01:00May 10th, 2019|

3 Out Of 4 Grand National’s predicted by a Statistical Algorithm!

Not just any old algorithm, it was the RatingTheRaces ratings algorithm!!!

So how on earth does an algorithm, achieve this? Well, as many of you know statistics can be used to predict a lot of things, and in horse racing we can generate A LOT of statistics. Fun fact – did you know the human brain can only consider a maximum of 4 parameters. I know. Stunned. Me too. We all feel smarter than that, but apparently, we simply are not. However, whilst an algorithm does have limitations in terms of numbers of parameters, it is far, far greater […]

National Hunt Horses to Follow – 2016/2017

2017-07-15T11:59:54+01:00October 18th, 2016|

Avenir D’Une Vie
Avenir D’Une Vie ran in 6 NHF races between November 2015 and April 2016 winning twice and finishing 2nd once. He was thought good enough to contest both the Cheltenham Champion Bumper where he finished 7 lengths 12th and finished 5th in Irish Champion Bumper at Punchestown. At Cheltenham he turned into the straight travelling ominously well but found very little and this could have been down to the ground. Lavirco progeny have just a 7% strike rate on good going which he encountered at Cheltenham compared to a 14% strike rate on soft going and an even better 28% strike rate on heavy. Lavirco progeny also generally […]