I am rating up a few races and see how we go with this format.
Hurdles ratings only.
Brown Bear 100 0 87 76 81 86
Chivers 89 80 0 94 94 99
Bound Hill 76 78 72 88 97
Day of Roses 96 59 52 38 38
Rafafie 95 93 0 88 118
Not the best race in the world to start rating up. If Brown Bears puts in the same effort then he must be in the firing line. Lets see what happens by lunchtime tomorrow with this betting we may have more clues.
Chase ratings only
The GeeGeez GeeGee 103 64 116 91
Midtech Valentine 113
Un Anjou 100 93 108 120 103 85
Tara Bridge 104 103 111
Only Gorgeous 110 87 119 59
MV did not run that well last time @ Doncaster, but she did record 113. Once she had jumped low at one fence then Balloned another she settled in her own pace and actually did not jump that badly. This here is easier. If we could just see a little improvement and she ran to around 118, she could really put a few of these to the wall, Un Anjou has 1 decent rating but since that effort has looked ordinary. We can assess this race again tomorrow like the earlier race, once the betting settles.
Not a race to bet in but we can see how the ratings do...
Casper King 126.96.36.199
Cash Again 113. 112
The Mighty Don 122.119
Special Catch 188.8.131.52.130
Mister Ruffit 184.108.40.206
Mountain King 220.127.116.11.126
I like Special Catch here, maybe he can carry on where he left off @ Sedgefield. If he does he will be hard to beat here.
Update. Midtech Valentine is a little weak in the market, but this can be expected on the evidence of her last run. I will stick with this however playing in running should yield a better price. How bold do you want to be I think a 30% bigger price is realistic.
Special Catch is the horse I am most looking forward to watching today.
Rafafie, that race looks very open. We need a bit of luck with this one.