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How do Timeform ratings work?

How do Timeform ratings work?

According to the publishers, a Timeform rating represents “the merit of the horse expressed in pounds and is arrived at by careful examination of its running against other horses using a scale of weight for distance beaten which ranges from around 3 lb a length at five furlongs and 2 lb a length at a mile and a quarter …

What is a good official rating in horse racing?

Horses in the National Hunt have a rating of 0 to 170 and those in the Flat season have a rating of 0 to 140. The higher the rating, the higher the standard of race a horse can run in. What’s more, a horse with a higher rating will have to carry more weight than one with a lower rating.

What do horse racing ratings mean?

Horse ratings are numerical measures that reflect the quality of a horse’s past performances or other specific characteristics. In this article, we are referring to ratings as a single number that measures a horse’s overall performance in a past race.

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What percentage of horse races are won by Favourites?

The shorter the price the more of a sure thing the horse seems, despite around 40\% of odds on favourites losing. One popular question is What percentage of horse racing favourites win? You can see by the stats in further sections of this favourites blog that around 35\% of all OUTRIGHT horse racing favourites win.

What does P mean in Timeform ratings?

P. commonly referred to as a large ‘P’; the horse is capable of much better. + the horse may be better than rated.

What was Winx Timeform rating?

Timeform increased her rating to 133p, “with the possibility of even better to come”. The IFHA gave her an initial rating of 130, subsequently increased to 132, making her both the top-ranked filly/mare and top-ranked turf horse in the world for 2016.

How do official horse ratings work?

When will a horse earn a rating? A horse earns its official rating when it has won a race or placed in the top six on three separate occasions. At this point the ratings are used to determine the handicaps of the horse for the rest of its running career.

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How are horse speed ratings calculated?

Speed ratings, in their simplest form, compare the time posted by each horse with a standard time (the time you would expect each horse to run based on the class and distance of the race). These standard times should be compiled from as much recent data as can be found.

How are horse speed ratings determined?

How are Racing Post ratings calculated?

Racing Post Ratings (RPR) are based on a horse’s racing ability in relation to the weight carried i.e. if horse X beats horse Y carrying the same weight then it is awarded a higher rating. The ratings are expressed in pounds (lb) so a horse rated 140 is regarded as 10lb better than one rated 130.

How often does the least favorite horse win?

While favourites may win only 30 out of every 100 races, they do run in the first three placegetters many more times. Recent figures show them figuring in the first three placings about in 60 out of 100 races. This is a clear indication that backing favourites for a place can be worthwhile.

How accurate is a horse’s overall time in horse racing?

Timeform reckon (and sectional times help to confirm this) that something like 40\% of Flat races at the minimum distance of five furlongs are truly-run, but only about half that percentage are truly-run at two miles and further. As such, a horse’s overall time may be deceptive in terms of identifying its absolute ability.

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What are the best horse racing betting ratings?

Apart from elite level professional horse racing punters who can create their own ratings, Timeform is probably the best out there. Indeed, most professional punters would use Timeform Ratings as a guide to their own betting.

Should you use Timeform ratings when betting on horses?

Indeed, most professional punters would use Timeform Ratings as a guide to their own betting. Each Timeform racecard is already adjusted to weights per runner in each race which is clearly a massive help for those studying form.

What makes a horse rated 105 on Timeform?

For example, if a two-year-old wins a race and records a timefigure of, say, 0.20 fast (timerating 105), it is established immediately as worth a rating of 105 on the Timeform scale, even though it and the horses it beat may all be newcomers of whom relatively little otherwise can be inferred. One further point should be understood.