Handicap Movers – 2nd May 2023

2023-05-02T15:33:18+01:00May 2nd, 2023|

UK Handicap Mark changes – 2nd May 2023

Flat, Hurdle and Chase marks that caught my eye!


Just the 2 here this week including 1 that looked much more at home over hurdles but found the trip too short and back up in trip and into a lucrative handicap would be interesting at the beginning of the Autumn Hurdlers Twitter Thread


There’s only 1 race left for this horse now to ‘Complete’ National Hunt Staying Races! Also who is going to inherit and crazily well handicapped horse who with a good campaign can win a few races next season! Chase Twitter Thread […]

Cheltenham Festival 2023 Day 1 – Looking away from the favourites

2023-01-09T18:33:41+00:00January 9th, 2023|

Cheltenham Day 1 – Tuesday

In this post, we will identify the top contenders that pose the greatest threat to the favourites in the Day 1 races at the Cheltenham Festival. By analysing various factors such as form, distance, and more, we aim to find reasons why the favourites may not be as strong as their odds suggest and could potentially be beaten by another horse. Our goal is to uncover potential upsets and let’s hope we have a few here!

Supreme Novices Hurdle

Marine Nationale won the Royal Bond Grade 1 Hurdle at Fairyhouse and the second and fourth place finishers in that race have since performed […]

National Hunt Horses To Follow – 2022-2023

2022-10-10T16:24:34+01:00September 22nd, 2022|

National Hunt Horses To Follow 2022 – 2023

How to use our Free RTR NagMe/Tracker tool

Adding a horse to your NagMe is a great way to remind you when a horse is due to run next. Was it eyecatching, a sure fire winner next time, hugely unlucky or just one that you want to keep an eye on? Add it to your RTR NagMe (Free to use) and get an email notification when it’s next due to run! FREE NAGME TOOL

None of the obvious Constitution Hill, Galopin Des Champs, Sir Gerhard, Honeysuckle types….for me these are a bit pointless in these blogs as everyone is aware […]

Weekly Eyecatchers – Who could be an above average NH Mare!

2022-07-03T22:03:11+01:00June 30th, 2022|

Liam’s Weekly Eyecatchers

Part 1 – An above average NH Mare!

Liam looks back at the first half of the week and highlights who he thinks should be added to your RTR NagMe and why including a horse he feels could be well above average and a name we hear plenty about next season in the NH Sphere!

Part 2 – That was an impressive debut!

Liam looks back at the second half of the week and highlights who he thinks should be added to your RTR NagMe and why including a horse who was winning on debut and is clearly well above average, one who was […]

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 […]