Category Archives: Ratings

A New Meaning of ‘Value’

To us Value simply means a horse’s chance of winning. Here’s an example of an All-Weather race at Southwell. The top rated, and the obvious favourite, is Ray Purchase in a rather tight eight runner handicap. The forecast odds were evens but the UK Horse Racing model gave this one a mere 25% chance of… Read More »

Reading The Ratings: Catterick 2.35

I don’t know why I don’t spend more time looking at the ratings because they show up some interesting selections from time to time. I don’t look for these cherry pick selections every day as I find that they do produce the selections when the racing is quieter and poorer overall. So, for this reason… Read More »

Value Betting: Southwell 4.25

When one is doing Value Betting it’s not uncommon to find two, or more, horses in the same race being backed. Here’s the 4.25 at Southwell today (1st Feb, 2018). All three horses which are at the top of the ratings were found to be value bets and were backed and each had strong positives.… Read More »

Value Betting Summary, January 2017

This post is based on the following message on the forum. One of the long term correspondents, Mark, has been posting value bets each day on the forum. These are the results since he started to follow these and the returns are based on the price of the winners that he managed to obtain.… Read More »

Reading The Ratings: 18th January, Wincanton 3.20

I had a look at the Wincanton meeting to see if anything interested me there and there was only one race in which something caught my eye. Here’s the report for the race. This is a fairly tight hurdle handicap with eleven pounds covering the seven horse field. The one that caught my eye was… Read More »

Reading The Ratings: 17th January. Market Rasen

Continuing from yesterday’s Reading The Ratings I decided to look at Market Rasen today to see what stood out. I posted on the forum my thoughts on two races. The other races either was a National Hunt Flat which never strikes me as a sensible betting medium or had only four or five runners. Regarding… Read More »

Reading The Ratings: 16th January. Hereford

It’s all Mark’s fault. It was a quiet day’s racing and Ayr has been called off, vanishing under a carpet of thick Scots snow and, apart from Kempton Park in the evening only what initially appeared to be a scruffy meeting at Hereford was left in the afternoon. Mark had time on his hands and… Read More »

Value Betting – December 2017

On the site I have written an article about Value Betting, which I have replicated below. This is something that we strongly believe in because, at the end of the day, getting good value is what it is all about. Mark posts daily on the forum his value selections and the process of his selection… Read More »

Form Comparison

A new feature to the Detailed Ratings is being developed. It’s what I call Form Comparison. What it is is a simple at-a-glance look at the runners to see how the runners compare when judging various things. Here’s an example from today’s Cheltenham 1.50. The list of horses in the race are listed in a… Read More »

14th November – Lingfield 3.50

Today there was another selection which stood out as a Blindingly Obvious Selection. This was the 3.50 at Lingfield and it rather much stood out and, therefore, was easy to spot. Looking at all of the Differential Pairs (5 Year, 1 Year and One Race) only one horse had positive values across all six columns:… Read More »