Flat racing ratings page

This page defaults in draw order; this allows the user to see how the running styles of each horse will have an effect on the race.  On the title page, you can see highlighted in yellow the direction of the bend on the course and the chances of each running style based on all horses being equal.  You can manually order the race by any column.

The table below shows the description of the data shown on this page and below it is important tips to getting the best results from the data.

 Column NameDescription

Number of the horse.

Stall number
StyleCalculated running style of the horse
Running style score.  The higher the value the nearer to the front it will want to run
FitnessPreviously called ZONE, its how we rate the horses previous performances gauged to this particular race. Therefore if a grade1 horse ran in a seller he could well achieve a fitness figure of 140%
We give each horse betting points based on all pieces of data.  Should be used in correlation to other columns
Name of the horse
This total shows you how we rate the horse compared to the other horses.  You will see the horses that run in grade4 will probably have a higher total than horses that run in grade6. Eventually you will see how this score can rate how good the race is compared to other races of the same grade
 This shows the best mark the horse has achieved on our ratings.  Today?s estimated mark for winning this race is shown on the race title under the mark column.  You can see if a horse has achieved this mark before or if it can too easily win this mark or if this would be the next logical mark for this horse to win?
This shows the average mark over the last 3 races.  It gives a good indication of its form and how it rates to today?s race.
 LIKE This is the LIKE ZONE.  It basically looks at the running on like courses in case the horse hasn?t run on a particular course.  It gives the average performance and rates it against today?s strength of race
 CRS This is the COURSE ZONE.  It looks at the runs the horse has had on this course and rates them against today?s race.  All zones therefore could calculate at over 100%.
 DIS This is the DISTANCE ZONE.  It looks at the runs the horse has had at this distance and rates them against today?s race
 GOING This is the GOING ZONE.  It looks at the races on the going conditions and rates them against today?s race.  It gives a good indication whether the horses likes the going
 FormP This breaks the form down of the last 3 runs and works out the strength of the form.  The figures range from 0 ? approximately 46.
 Fin This again shows you the finishing speed the horse has had at this distance.  It shows whether the horse could be finishing strongly or one paced.  If the score is zero, it may mean we couldn?t calculate it or it may have never have run at this distance.  A horse could win a race and score only 1 point where another horse could come 3rd, come off the pace finishing fast and score 3 or 4 points.


Hints and tips:

Checking out the running styles of each horse against their draw is important.  On courses with a left hand bend a front runner would prefer to be drawn low.  Saying this being drawn in stall one with other front or up with the pace horses drawn in stalls two, three and four would be a disadvantage as it would have to be quicker away than the others to avoid being boxed in.  If a front runner was drawn in the middle but had behind styled runners to its inside, it could guarantee beating these away for an easy start. If any figure is shown as zero, this means that we could not calculate the figure and not that this has had no chance.  You can order the race in fitness, Course and Distance zones to see how well the horses can cope with todays conditions.  The form points accurately measures the form of the horse based on its last 3 runs.  This column alone would produce a strike rate of 22%.

Handy Tip:

I mentioned about races which are run true to form.  The best way to determine this is if you order the race using the max column in desc order.  Look at the mark on the title page which is also shaded in grey for ease of use and see where it would line up against the max figures.  If this mark comes anywhere near the top or above the middle then we calculate the race to be run true to form.  If this line shows anywhere near the bottom, then the horses around this line or below are more likely to be trying to win.  We have found looking for a higher price horse around this line that may be un-fit but is good at the distance quite often does well and also favourites and well backed horses that on the ratings dont look like they deserve the market support they are getting also seem to do well. Please email any questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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