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 […]

Flat Racing Blog – RatingTheRaces Analysis

2021-05-08T14:40:41+01:00April 20th, 2021|

Flat Racing Horses and their targets

The weekly blog will be highlighting horses that I think are nicely handicapped but I don’t always know their targets. Any strong pieces of analysis will go in this blog whilst any that catch my eye throughout the season will also go in here (don’t have to drop in handicap). I am confident that if some of these run in their suggested targets they can go very close. Will be interesting to see how much most of these go up in the handicap anyway (lots from last season went on to win other feature races as well). Let us know what you think […]

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 […]

Horses To Follow – Flat Season 2020

2020-05-09T20:10:29+01:00May 9th, 2020|

Horses To Follow – Flat Season 2020!

Hopefully I can highlight some great winners this season when racing returns and I am confident there are some nice types in these that should win races for us.

Raymond Tusk– trained by Richard Hannon

Raymond Tusk is currently 50/1 for the Ebor and I think this is a ridiculous price, not only because he ran a very unlucky 4th in the race last year but his owners have already said that returning to this race is something they are very keen on. Who wouldn’t though, with the prize money for the Ebor being massive! I will be watching his preparation […]

Liam’s Royal Ascot 2019 Eyecatchers & Targets

2019-06-25T13:59:36+01:00June 24th, 2019|

Here are my Royal Ascot Eyecatchers and where I think they should be targeted at!

Golden Horde – 5th in the Coventry Stakes over 6f

Golden Horde ran a great race for 5th despite looking very green. He tracked the early pace on the far side set by Monoski who faded back to 16th but drifted left and right and required some sharp straighteners from Adam Kirby. The front 3 are all likely to be smart with the hot favourite and TOP RATED Arizona winning suggesting the form should be strong. Golden Horde looks like he will be stepped up in distance sooner rather than later.

Potential Target: […]

RatingTheRaces Interview with Our Form Expert Liam!

2019-06-20T13:23:33+01:00June 20th, 2019|

RatingTheRaces Interview with Our Form Expert Liam!

RatingTheRaces: Royal Ascot has been good so far (going into day 3) with some big winners found. Can you tell us what made you pick The Grand Visir and Afaak?

Liam: Royal Ascot is going well, guaranteed a profit of 31 points is great and hopefully we can add to that today.

The Grand Visir, I’ve been a fan of for a little while now, ever since he won a handicap at Haydock over 2m. He finished really well that day under James Doyle for William Haggas and demonstrated to me that he was maybe even a pattern class horse.

After a few months […]

Royal Ascot NAP Competition sponsored by Colossus!

2019-06-25T12:59:07+01:00June 12th, 2019|

Royal Ascot NAP Competition – Sponsored by Colossus

We are delighted to announce that Colossus (follow them on twitter @colossusbets) are AGAIN sponsoring the FREE to enter RatingTheRaces NAP Competition for Royal Ascot!

Royal Ascot is a fantastic 5 days of Racing and we have some awesome prizes to be won thanks to Colossus!

It’s FREE for EVERYONE to enter the RatingTheRaces NAP Competition and prizes down to 3rd place!

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Colossus offer pools betting with jackpots for both sports and racing. Players place bets into their pools for a chance to win (or with other winners) the jackpot prizes!

They offer guaranteed jackpot prizes, consolations and Cash Out offers that […]

What will give you the edge at Royal Ascot?

2017-07-15T11:59:18+01:00June 19th, 2017|

Our Ratings! Shameful plug, we know, but read on, it will be well worth it! Our Ratings have a great record at Ascot, with a 39.09% ROI to Exchange Starting Prices! Check out the Graph! We are confident they can help you at Royal Ascot this week! Obviously Ascot has National Hunt Racing as well as flat racing, so let’s filter it by type. So now we have Top Rated at Ascot by Type! In flat racing we therefore have made over 150 points profit backing TOP RATED blind to BFSP with a very tidy 46.28% ROI! But what about the going?! The forecast […]

Aiden O’Brien and his Group 1’s

2017-07-15T11:59:55+01:00October 9th, 2016|

Godolphin have 2 trainers in the UK with Saeed Bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby and yet they last had a Group 1 winner in the Britain in 2013! Aiden O’Brien has won 20 Group 1’s this SEASON with 17 of these in Britain.

The Group 1 wins started this season in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket where his very talent Filly Minding won at Evens. She led home a straight 1/2/3 for the ratings and for Aiden O’Brien with Ballydoyle finishing 2nd and Alice Springs 3rd.


After the Gurkha won the French 2000 Guineas the 3rd Group 1 came in the shape of […]

WebRatings Version Upgrades and Updates!

2017-07-15T12:00:08+01:00June 9th, 2016|

Dynamic WebRatings Upgrades and Updates

With Royal Ascot just days away we are delighted to announce that we have rolled out another set of updates and upgrades to the WebRatings.

The WebRatings are continually being upgraded and whilst typing this, some of our team are already working on more updates.

The upgrades this time round include the addition of P/L to the statistics. They already display win and A/E statistics but also now include the P/L for both WIN and PLACE.


We have also added the data to the Draw statistics so all statistics available […]