THIS WEEKS ALL WEATHER FIXTURES - 26th March KEMPTON PARK- 27th March WOLVERHAMPTON- 29th March WOLVERHAMPTON - 30th March LINGFIELD PARK, KEMPTON PARK & SOUTHWELL - 31st March WOLVERHAMPTON & CHELMSFORD CITY - 1ST aPRIL LINGFIELD PARK & WOLVERHAMPTON - 2nd April KEMPTON PARK -

27th August 2009 Lingfield

3.50 LASHINGS WORLD XI MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(2yo) Winner £2,047 12 runners 6f
75 Almadaa
69 Flotate

4.20 JACKSBRIDGE NURSERY (CLASS 5)(2yo 0-75) Winner £2,730 14 runners 7f
91 Lucky Rave 1st 7-2
89 Russian Davis
88 Poppy N´Penny

4.50 FORD MANOR ROAD HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-80) Winner £5,181 11 runners 6f
92 Comadoir
92 Whiskey Junction
90 Onceaponatime

27th August 2009 Southwell

2.30 EBF BUY A RACING POST YEARLING BONUS CANDIDATE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £4,209 11 runners 1m
66 Hairs Vital
16 Man In The Mirror

3.00 SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB JUNIOR MEMBERS NURSERY (CLASS 6)(2yo 0-65) Winner £2,730 14 runners 5f
83 Diamond Affair
76 Usquaebach 3rd 17-2
69 Rightcar

3.30 SOUTHWELL MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-4yo) Winner £3,071 9 runners 6f
89 Positivity 3rd 7-1
58 Meydan Style
58 Abu Derby

4.00 DINE IN THE QUEEN MOTHER RESTAURANT HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 14 runners 5f
92 Figaro Flyer 2nd 8-1
91 Spic ´n Span
88 Yankee Storm 3rd 9-1

27th August 2009 Southwell (Cont'd)

4.30 MEMBERSHIP OF SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-90) Winner £9,347 14 runners 1m
93 Beauchamp Viceroy
90 Rainbow Mirage 3rd 11-2
85 Tartan Gunna
85 Xpres Maite 2nd 18-1

5.00 PLAY GOLF BEFORE RACING AT SOUTHWELL HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £6,476 6 runners 2m
93 Veiled 3rd 6-4
87 Curacao
78 Dark Oasis

5.30 SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK APPRENTICE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,590 14 runners 1m3f
94 Altos Reales
94 Credential Withdrawn
86 Noah Jameel 2nd 16-1

25th August 2009 Southwell

2.30 ENDURANCE RIDE AT SOUTHWELL 5TH SEPTEMBER NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £4,404 6 runners 1m
90 Florio Vincitore 2nd 6-1
51 Ananda Kanda

3.00 SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £4,640 8 runners 6f
84 Cape Kimberley
81 Belinsky
80 West Leake Star

3.30 GOLF SOCIETIES WELCOME AT SOUTHWELL HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £3,044 14 runners 6f
93 Fuzzy Cat 1st 4-1
89 Leelu
82 Monte Mayor Eagle 2nd 14-1

25th August 2009 Southwell (Cont'd)

4.00 MEMBERSHIP OF SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-4yo) Winner £3,044 6 runners 1m3f
72 Autumn Charm
69 Eightdaysaweek 1st 5-1
67 Canton Road 3rd 11-1

4.30 BOOK ON LINE @ SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 7)(3yo 0-50) Winner £2,072 14 runners 1m3f
89 Spring Quartet
86 Persian Tomcat 2nd 9-4
81 Rebel Prince

5.00 SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB LADY MEMBERS HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £5,051 14 runners 1m
88 Oskari
87 Ours 2nd 6-1
87 Sovereignty

24th August 2009 Kempton

2.10 LADIES DAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH NURSERY (CLASS 6)(2yo 0-65) Winner £2,047 12 runners 5f
85 Candyfloss Girl 1st 10-3
76 Rightcar
64 Boga

2.40 PANORAMIC BAR & RESTAURANT MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 12 runners 6f
87 Elusive Trader 3rd 10-11
81 Gold Crusher

3.10 EUROPEAN BREEDERS´ FUND MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,562 13 runners 1m
81 Navy List 2nd 7-2
77 James Barrymore
74 Christopher Wren

3.40 EUROPEAN BREEDERS´ FUND CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 3)(3yo+) Winner £8,599 8 runners 1m
94 Vitznau
88 Fullback
81 Dixey

24th August 2009 Kempton (Cont'd)

4.10 KEMPTON.CO.UK MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-5yo) Winner £2,047 9 runners 1m4f
92 Bagber 1st 5-4
87 Pyrus Time
69 Rainiers Girl

4.40 DAY TIME, NIGHT TIME, GREAT TIME HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo 0-95) Winner £7,353 7 runners 1m4f
92 Bawadi
91 Puzzlemaster
87 Becausewecan 2nd 3-1

5.10 BOOK KEMPTON TICKETS ON 0844 579 3008 CLASSIFIED STAKES (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-55) Winner £2,047 14 runners 7f
83 Jonnie Skull 1st 11-2
77 Extracurricular
76 Come On Buckers 2nd 20-1

21st August 2009 Wolverhampton

6.40 ENJOY A PITCHER OF PIMM´S CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,238 12 runners 7f32y
71 Dear Mr Fantasy 1st 11-1
70 Zaffature 2nd 7-2
66 Gulf Punch

7.10 LADIES EVENING AT WOLVERHAMPTON HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 5f216y
92 Gioacchino
90 Dhhamaan
88 Poppy´s Rose 3rd 11-4

7.45 BEST HAT COMPETITION FILLIES´ SELLING STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,730 13 runners 5f20y
77 Reel Credit Crunch
72 Mrs Jones And Me
37 Cariad Coch

21st August 2009 Wolverhampton (Cont'd)

8.15 BEST DRESSED LADY COMPETITION HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 12 runners 1m4f50y
93 New England
90 Watson´s Bay 2nd 7-2
89 Rose Row 1st 20-1

8.45 BEST DRESSED COUPLE COMPETITION MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-4yo) Winner £2,047 13 runners 1m141y
83 Expressive 2nd 2-1
82 Satwa Moon 3rd 7-2
80 Layer Cake

9.15 BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS ON 01902 390000 HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 1m141y
90 The Grey One
85 Aggbag
85 Confide In Me

20th August 2009 Lingfield

1.30 BUY A RACING POST YEARLING BONUS CANDIDATE MAIDEN STAKES (DIV I) (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,238 11 runners 7f
71 Dear Mr Fantasy Non Runner

2.05 BUY A RACING POST YEARLING BONUS CANDIDATE MAIDEN STAKES (DIV II) (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,238 10 runners 7f
68 Chicha Morada Non Runner

2.40 EDENBRIDGE MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £3,562 12 runners 7f
93 Dhaawiah 1st 2-11
65 Cross Reef Non Runner
59 Betony

3.15 MARSH GREEN NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo 0-85) Winner £5,181 6 runners 5f
90 Six Wives 2nd 9-1
89 Admin 3rd 11-10
89 Brambleberry

20th August 2009 Lingfield (Cont'd)

3.50 COLEMANS HATCH FILLIES´ HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 14 runners 1m2f
91 Madam President
91 Resentful Angel
88 Some Sunny Day 1st 4-1

4.25 FOREST ROW CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 2)(3yo+) Winner £12,952 8 runners 6f
92 Judd Street 2nd 20-1
85 Louphole
83 Eisteddfod

5.00 HARTFIELD HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-85) Winner £6,476 10 runners 5f
89 Wotashirtfull 1st 7-2
88 Garstang 2nd 7-4
74 Chjimes 3rd 9-4

19th August 2009 Kempton

6.40 Greg Slark Birthday Celebration Handicap Cl5 5f
88 Halaak
83 Mazzola 3rd 7-1
81 Rebecca De Winter 2nd 7-1

7.10 European Breeders´ Fund Maiden Fillies´ Stakes Cl4 1m
NO HORSES WITH AW RATINGS

7.40 digibet Nursery Cl5 7f
89 Wasmi
76 Michaelmas Daisy
72 Marafong

19th August 2009 Kempton (Cont'd)

8.10 digibet.com Handicap Cl4 6f
92 Rondeau
92 Street Power 1st 6-4
91 Brunelleschi

8.40 digibet Casino Fillies´ Handicap Cl4 1m3f
94 Haafhd Time
93 Lady Rusty
73 Vivachi

9.10 Weatherbys VAT Services Apprentice Handicap (Round 9) Cl5 1m
91 Best In Class
88 Miss Mojito
84 Statute Book 3rd 20-1

17th August 2009 Kempton

2.30 DIGIBET.COM FILLIES´ HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £4,727 10 runners 7f
88 Sarasota Sunshine 1st 2-1
86 Respite 2nd 8-1
86 Russian Rave

3.00 DIGIBET.COM NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo 0-85) Winner £3,886 6 runners 6f
82 Tucker´s Law

3.30 KEMPTON.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 2)(3yo 0-100) Winner £11,091 8 runners 7f
92 Wajaha Non-Runner
91 Mac´s Power
91 Mishrif

4.00 TFM NETWORKS MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £2,590 8 runners 1m4f
96 Brief Look 1st 4-7
90 Moonbeam Dancer

4.30 DIGIBET CASINO HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-85) Winner £4,727 8 runners 2m
94 Haarth Sovereign
90 Warrior Conquest 3rd 5-1
89 Alnwick 1st 9-2

5.00 TFM NETWORKS HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-80) Winner £4,727 9 runners 1m
92 Omnium Duke
90 Mohathab 2nd 7-1
88 Magic Rush 3rd 10-1

17th August 2009 Wolverhampton

2.15 LADIES EVENING ON 21ST AUGUST RATING RELATED MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-4yo 0-80) Winner £3,886 4 runners 1m141y
87 Implication 2nd 9-4
0 Smart Tazz

2.45 BELVOIR LETTINGS HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 1m1f103y
93 Johnston´s Baby
91 King Of Connacht 1st 11-2
90 Quick Off The Mark

3.15 ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND - THE SOLDIERS CHARITY HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-95) Winner £7,570 13 runners 5f216y
96 Something
94 Prescription 2nd 4-6
93 Luscivious

3.45 STAY AT THE WOLVERHAMPTON HOLIDAY INN HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £2,388 10 runners 5f20y
79 You´relikemefrank 2nd 13-2
78 Badtanman
73 Bold Ring

4.15 SABRE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 9 runners 7f32y
77 James Barrymore 3rd 10-1
46 Blade Of Glory

4.45 RCDM - AT SELLY OAK NHS HOSPITAL HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-80) Winner £5,046 12 runners 7f32y
93 Ninth House 1st 11-4
91 Chief Exec
90 Captain Jacksparra
90 Gazboolou 2nd 8-1

15th August 2009 Lingfield

5.30 IDRIS MORGAN OF ELY BIRTHDAY TODAY APPRENTICE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-62) Winner £2,047 14 runners 1m2f
82 Ready To Crown 3rd 10-1
81 Touch Of Style
80 Sir Haydn Non Runner

6.00 MICHAEL´S HALF CENTURY CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 6)(3yo) Winner £2,047 11 runners 1m
89 Head Down 1st 7-2
87 Brooksby 2nd 5-2
69 Crown Affair

14th August 2009 Kempton

6.05 ODDSCHECKER.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-75) Winner £2,590 12 runners 5f
90 Bluebok 3rd 13-2
89 Ten Down
89 Garstang 2nd 4-1

6.40 FIND BEST THE ODDS AT ODDSCHECKER.COM MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(3yo) Winner £4,727 8 runners 1m2f
81 Secret Life

7.10 TIP STAR TIPPING COMPETITION MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 14 runners 7f
NO RATED HORSES

7.45 ODDSCHECKER.COM MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-5yo) Winner £2,047 9 runners 7f
80 Valfurva
79 Dom Polski
65 Chasing Amy

14th August 2009 Kempton (cont'd)

8.15 ODDSCHECKER CASINO AND POKER CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-5yo) Winner £2,047 10 runners 6f
78 Freepressionist
75 Monte Mayor Eagle 2nd 28-1
69 Whiskey Junction 1st 6-4

8.45 COMPARE ODDS AT ODDSCHECKER.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-95) Winner £7,353 10 runners 1m
94 Musleh 1st 8-15
93 Laudatory
92 Nightjar Withdrawn

9.15 FIND THE BEST PRICE AT ODDSCHECKER.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £4,727 7 runners 7f
92 Elusive Fame
91 Arachnophobia
90 Mac´s Power 3rd 6-1

11th August 2009 Lingfield

2.30 100 ACRE WOODS MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-5yo) Winner £2,730 9 runners 1m4f
95 Deuce 2nd 15-8
78 Dramatic Jewel

3.00 OWL NURSERY (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,886 10 runners 5f
87 Mahiki
86 Lucky Mellor 3rd 12-1
84 Six Wives 1st 16-1

3.30 ARCH MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,730 9 runners 6f
72 Amtaar 2nd 9-1

11th August 2009 Lingfield (cont'd)

4.00 GOPHER HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-85) Winner £5,828 9 runners 6f
94 For Life
89 Halsion Chancer
88 Ray Of Joy

4.30 ROO HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-80) Winner £5,828 9 runners 7f
92 Autumn Blades 3rd 6-1
90 Pegasus Again NR
85 Pha Mai Blue 1st 10-1

5.00 TIGGER HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo 0-70) Winner £3,238 12 runners 1m
87 Uncle Brit
86 Dark Ranger
86 Kiss A Prince 1st 5-1

10th August 2009 Wolverhampton

2.30 EUROPEAN BREEDERS´ FUND MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £4,209 11 runners 5f216y
31 Woodenitbenice

3.00 GREAT OFFERS AT WOLVERHAMPTON-RACECOURSE.CO.UK SELLING STAKES (CLASS 6)(3yo+) Winner £2,047 12 runners 1m4f50y
90 New England
88 Terminate
88 Captain Flack

3.30 WOLVERHAMPTON-RACECOURSE.CO.UK NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £4,533 10 runners 7f32y
88 Dixie Bright
87 Silver Symphony
79 Fasilight

4.00 STAY AT THE WOLVERHAMPTON HOLIDAY INN HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 12 runners 7f32y
91 Ugenius
89 Commando Scott
89 Desert Streak

4.30 ENJOY THE LUCKY 7 GROUP OFFER MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo) Winner £3,238 13 runners 5f20y
87 Silca Meydan
80 Island Legend
39 By The Wind

5.00 CARLSBERG EXPORT HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(4yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 1m1f103y
88 Lytham
82 Stoic Leader
78 King Of Connacht

5.30 NAME A RACE TO ENHANCE YOUR BRAND APPRENTICE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(4yo+ 0-65) Winner £2,388 10 runners 2m119y
88 Snowberry Hill
78 Lilac Wine
73 Swords

10th August 2009 Southwell

2.15 LADIES DAY BOOK ON LINE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £4,209 13 runners 1m3f
89 Favours Brave
72 Eloise

2.45 DOCTOR STEPHEN WROE HALF CENTURY MAIDEN AUCTION STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 8 runners 6f
81 Duster
77 Mr Smithson
48 Sancho Panza

3.15 SOUTHWELL RACECOURSE FOR CONFERENCES HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-90) Winner £10,038 10 runners 1m4f
91 Crimson Mitre
88 Distinctive Image
88 Lochiel

3.45 MEMBERSHIP OF SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB RACING HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £5,181 9 runners 7f
92 Swiss Art
91 Dance And Dance
90 George Thisby
90 Iron Out

4.15 SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-95) Winner £9,066 7 runners 5f
95 Luscivious
85 Xpres Maite
77 Figaro Flyer

4.45 LADIES DAY 16TH AUGUST HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £2,590 11 runners 6f
93 First Blade
88 Yankee Storm
85 Realt Na Mara

8th August 2009 Lingfield

7.10 HAPPY DAYS MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-4yo) Winner £2,730 10 runners 1m2f
85 Layer Cake
81 Kefalonia
81 Pyrus Time

7.40 COPS & ROBBERS EXCLUSIVE TO CORAL SHOPS MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,730 12 runners 1m
34 Vadition

8.10 HOLLOW LANE HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,071 14 runners 7f
88 Ever Cheerful
84 Art Market
84 Regeneration

7th August 2009 Lingfield

3.40 THISISSURREYTODAY.CO.UK NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,886 6 runners 5f
85 Brambleberry

4.10 CHIPSTEAD FILLIES´ SELLING STAKES (CLASS 6)(2yo) Winner £2,047 9 runners 6f
70 New York Lights
40 Mind The Monarch

4.40 MAKING LOCAL MATTER MORE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,047 12 runners 6f
87 Kingsgate Castle
82 Dark Camellia
81 Freepressionist
81 Great Knight
81 Towy Boy

5.10 BLINDLEY HEATH HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £2,047 14 runners 7f
90 Baby Josr
79 Miss Tikitiboo
79 Order Order

5th August 2009 Kempton

5th August 2009 Kempton
6.05 WEATHERBYS BLOODSTOCK INSURANCE APPRENTICE HANDICAP (ROUND 8) (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-85) Winner £4,727 10 runners 1m3f
95 Majehar
91 Dance The Star
88 King Supreme

6.35 KEMPTON FOR WEDDINGS HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-65) Winner £2,047 14 runners 1m
91 Sovereignty
90 Feasible
90 One Oi

7.05 DIGIBET MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,590 11 runners 7f
70 First Cat

7.35 DIGIBET.COM NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 9 runners 6f
74 Zinjbar

5th August 2009 Kempton (Cont'd)

8.05 DIGIBET CASINO MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £2,590 14 runners 1m
88 Makaam
86 Silverglas
82 Expressive

8.35 THAMES MATERIALS LONDON MILE HANDICAP (LONDON MILE QUALIFIER) (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-85) Winner £4,727 12 runners 1m
92 Assail
91 Cool Hand Jake
86 Cut And Thrust
86 Satwa Gold

9.05 THAMES MATERIALS HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo 0-75) Winner £2,590 13 runners 1m3f
88 Madison Park
87 Haafhd Time
85 Demeanour
85 Bagber

Speed Handicappers Food for Thought

As things are a little quiet at the moment on the AW front I thought I would throw something in to the mixer for you guys (or gals)

For those of you out there with an interest in compiling your own speed figures, in most cases your preliminary route will be to copy methods outlined in various publications. When you become more practised you will start to question the validity of some of what you have read. If you have read several authors on the subject you will mix and match their theories based upon your personally held values. During this process you will also realise that most of the decisions you have to make have been asked repeatedly by other nascent speed handicappers and deduce that there is no definitive answer. This is the stage where you use free thinking outside the box or simply conform. The latter being the most common. The most frequent topics are the use of weight, standard times and going allowances. I would like to add the infrequently discuss topic of rating adjustment for beaten horses and what I believe to be a fatal flaw in the conventional method of adjustment.

The most commonly used method is arrived at by dividing 15 by the distance.

5 furlongs 3
6 furlongs 2.5
7 furlongs 2.14
8 furlongs 1.88
9 furlongs 1.67
10 furlongs 1.5
12 furlongs 1.25

Most other methods fall in to the same category as the common denominator is always the length of the race.

So where is the flaw?

Using extremes as these two horses are never likely to meet

Let us suppose a horse is beaten 1 length by a horse we rate 90 in a 5f sprint. We give the horse in question a rating of 87.

Our next horse is beaten 1 length by a horse we rate 90 in a 10f race. We give this horse a rating of 88.5

Ask yourself which horse is travelling the fastest, therefore which horse has to make the least effort to make up the deficit and is this being reflected in your ratings?

The reason the above table is so widely respected is simply due to the fact it falls in line with the excepted lbs per length so we have cross pollination of two methods of handicapping. This has no value in speed handicapping. When adjusting ratings for beaten horses the mathematical relationship lies with the time in which the race was run NOT the distance of the race.

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

27th August 2009 Lingfield

3.50 LASHINGS WORLD XI MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(2yo) Winner £2,047 12 runners 6f
75 Almadaa
69 Flotate

4.20 JACKSBRIDGE NURSERY (CLASS 5)(2yo 0-75) Winner £2,730 14 runners 7f
91 Lucky Rave 1st 7-2
89 Russian Davis
88 Poppy N´Penny

4.50 FORD MANOR ROAD HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-80) Winner £5,181 11 runners 6f
92 Comadoir
92 Whiskey Junction
90 Onceaponatime

27th August 2009 Southwell

2.30 EBF BUY A RACING POST YEARLING BONUS CANDIDATE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £4,209 11 runners 1m
66 Hairs Vital
16 Man In The Mirror

3.00 SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB JUNIOR MEMBERS NURSERY (CLASS 6)(2yo 0-65) Winner £2,730 14 runners 5f
83 Diamond Affair
76 Usquaebach 3rd 17-2
69 Rightcar

3.30 SOUTHWELL MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-4yo) Winner £3,071 9 runners 6f
89 Positivity 3rd 7-1
58 Meydan Style
58 Abu Derby

4.00 DINE IN THE QUEEN MOTHER RESTAURANT HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 14 runners 5f
92 Figaro Flyer 2nd 8-1
91 Spic ´n Span
88 Yankee Storm 3rd 9-1

27th August 2009 Southwell (Cont'd)

4.30 MEMBERSHIP OF SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-90) Winner £9,347 14 runners 1m
93 Beauchamp Viceroy
90 Rainbow Mirage 3rd 11-2
85 Tartan Gunna
85 Xpres Maite 2nd 18-1

5.00 PLAY GOLF BEFORE RACING AT SOUTHWELL HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £6,476 6 runners 2m
93 Veiled 3rd 6-4
87 Curacao
78 Dark Oasis

5.30 SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK APPRENTICE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,590 14 runners 1m3f
94 Altos Reales
94 Credential Withdrawn
86 Noah Jameel 2nd 16-1

Monday, August 24, 2009

25th August 2009 Southwell

2.30 ENDURANCE RIDE AT SOUTHWELL 5TH SEPTEMBER NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £4,404 6 runners 1m
90 Florio Vincitore 2nd 6-1
51 Ananda Kanda

3.00 SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £4,640 8 runners 6f
84 Cape Kimberley
81 Belinsky
80 West Leake Star

3.30 GOLF SOCIETIES WELCOME AT SOUTHWELL HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £3,044 14 runners 6f
93 Fuzzy Cat 1st 4-1
89 Leelu
82 Monte Mayor Eagle 2nd 14-1

25th August 2009 Southwell (Cont'd)

4.00 MEMBERSHIP OF SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-4yo) Winner £3,044 6 runners 1m3f
72 Autumn Charm
69 Eightdaysaweek 1st 5-1
67 Canton Road 3rd 11-1

4.30 BOOK ON LINE @ SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 7)(3yo 0-50) Winner £2,072 14 runners 1m3f
89 Spring Quartet
86 Persian Tomcat 2nd 9-4
81 Rebel Prince

5.00 SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB LADY MEMBERS HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £5,051 14 runners 1m
88 Oskari
87 Ours 2nd 6-1
87 Sovereignty

Sunday, August 23, 2009

24th August 2009 Kempton

2.10 LADIES DAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH NURSERY (CLASS 6)(2yo 0-65) Winner £2,047 12 runners 5f
85 Candyfloss Girl 1st 10-3
76 Rightcar
64 Boga

2.40 PANORAMIC BAR & RESTAURANT MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 12 runners 6f
87 Elusive Trader 3rd 10-11
81 Gold Crusher

3.10 EUROPEAN BREEDERS´ FUND MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,562 13 runners 1m
81 Navy List 2nd 7-2
77 James Barrymore
74 Christopher Wren

3.40 EUROPEAN BREEDERS´ FUND CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 3)(3yo+) Winner £8,599 8 runners 1m
94 Vitznau
88 Fullback
81 Dixey

24th August 2009 Kempton (Cont'd)

4.10 KEMPTON.CO.UK MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-5yo) Winner £2,047 9 runners 1m4f
92 Bagber 1st 5-4
87 Pyrus Time
69 Rainiers Girl

4.40 DAY TIME, NIGHT TIME, GREAT TIME HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo 0-95) Winner £7,353 7 runners 1m4f
92 Bawadi
91 Puzzlemaster
87 Becausewecan 2nd 3-1

5.10 BOOK KEMPTON TICKETS ON 0844 579 3008 CLASSIFIED STAKES (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-55) Winner £2,047 14 runners 7f
83 Jonnie Skull 1st 11-2
77 Extracurricular
76 Come On Buckers 2nd 20-1

Friday, August 21, 2009

21st August 2009 Wolverhampton

6.40 ENJOY A PITCHER OF PIMM´S CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,238 12 runners 7f32y
71 Dear Mr Fantasy 1st 11-1
70 Zaffature 2nd 7-2
66 Gulf Punch

7.10 LADIES EVENING AT WOLVERHAMPTON HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 5f216y
92 Gioacchino
90 Dhhamaan
88 Poppy´s Rose 3rd 11-4

7.45 BEST HAT COMPETITION FILLIES´ SELLING STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,730 13 runners 5f20y
77 Reel Credit Crunch
72 Mrs Jones And Me
37 Cariad Coch

21st August 2009 Wolverhampton (Cont'd)

8.15 BEST DRESSED LADY COMPETITION HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 12 runners 1m4f50y
93 New England
90 Watson´s Bay 2nd 7-2
89 Rose Row 1st 20-1

8.45 BEST DRESSED COUPLE COMPETITION MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-4yo) Winner £2,047 13 runners 1m141y
83 Expressive 2nd 2-1
82 Satwa Moon 3rd 7-2
80 Layer Cake

9.15 BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS ON 01902 390000 HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 1m141y
90 The Grey One
85 Aggbag
85 Confide In Me

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

20th August 2009 Lingfield

1.30 BUY A RACING POST YEARLING BONUS CANDIDATE MAIDEN STAKES (DIV I) (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,238 11 runners 7f
71 Dear Mr Fantasy Non Runner

2.05 BUY A RACING POST YEARLING BONUS CANDIDATE MAIDEN STAKES (DIV II) (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,238 10 runners 7f
68 Chicha Morada Non Runner

2.40 EDENBRIDGE MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £3,562 12 runners 7f
93 Dhaawiah 1st 2-11
65 Cross Reef Non Runner
59 Betony

3.15 MARSH GREEN NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo 0-85) Winner £5,181 6 runners 5f
90 Six Wives 2nd 9-1
89 Admin 3rd 11-10
89 Brambleberry

20th August 2009 Lingfield (Cont'd)

3.50 COLEMANS HATCH FILLIES´ HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 14 runners 1m2f
91 Madam President
91 Resentful Angel
88 Some Sunny Day 1st 4-1

4.25 FOREST ROW CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 2)(3yo+) Winner £12,952 8 runners 6f
92 Judd Street 2nd 20-1
85 Louphole
83 Eisteddfod

5.00 HARTFIELD HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-85) Winner £6,476 10 runners 5f
89 Wotashirtfull 1st 7-2
88 Garstang 2nd 7-4
74 Chjimes 3rd 9-4

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

19th August 2009 Kempton

6.40 Greg Slark Birthday Celebration Handicap Cl5 5f
88 Halaak
83 Mazzola 3rd 7-1
81 Rebecca De Winter 2nd 7-1

7.10 European Breeders´ Fund Maiden Fillies´ Stakes Cl4 1m
NO HORSES WITH AW RATINGS

7.40 digibet Nursery Cl5 7f
89 Wasmi
76 Michaelmas Daisy
72 Marafong

19th August 2009 Kempton (Cont'd)

8.10 digibet.com Handicap Cl4 6f
92 Rondeau
92 Street Power 1st 6-4
91 Brunelleschi

8.40 digibet Casino Fillies´ Handicap Cl4 1m3f
94 Haafhd Time
93 Lady Rusty
73 Vivachi

9.10 Weatherbys VAT Services Apprentice Handicap (Round 9) Cl5 1m
91 Best In Class
88 Miss Mojito
84 Statute Book 3rd 20-1

Monday, August 17, 2009

17th August 2009 Kempton

2.30 DIGIBET.COM FILLIES´ HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £4,727 10 runners 7f
88 Sarasota Sunshine 1st 2-1
86 Respite 2nd 8-1
86 Russian Rave

3.00 DIGIBET.COM NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo 0-85) Winner £3,886 6 runners 6f
82 Tucker´s Law

3.30 KEMPTON.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 2)(3yo 0-100) Winner £11,091 8 runners 7f
92 Wajaha Non-Runner
91 Mac´s Power
91 Mishrif

4.00 TFM NETWORKS MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £2,590 8 runners 1m4f
96 Brief Look 1st 4-7
90 Moonbeam Dancer

4.30 DIGIBET CASINO HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-85) Winner £4,727 8 runners 2m
94 Haarth Sovereign
90 Warrior Conquest 3rd 5-1
89 Alnwick 1st 9-2

5.00 TFM NETWORKS HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-80) Winner £4,727 9 runners 1m
92 Omnium Duke
90 Mohathab 2nd 7-1
88 Magic Rush 3rd 10-1

Sunday, August 16, 2009

17th August 2009 Wolverhampton

2.15 LADIES EVENING ON 21ST AUGUST RATING RELATED MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-4yo 0-80) Winner £3,886 4 runners 1m141y
87 Implication 2nd 9-4
0 Smart Tazz

2.45 BELVOIR LETTINGS HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 1m1f103y
93 Johnston´s Baby
91 King Of Connacht 1st 11-2
90 Quick Off The Mark

3.15 ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND - THE SOLDIERS CHARITY HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-95) Winner £7,570 13 runners 5f216y
96 Something
94 Prescription 2nd 4-6
93 Luscivious

3.45 STAY AT THE WOLVERHAMPTON HOLIDAY INN HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £2,388 10 runners 5f20y
79 You´relikemefrank 2nd 13-2
78 Badtanman
73 Bold Ring

4.15 SABRE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 9 runners 7f32y
77 James Barrymore 3rd 10-1
46 Blade Of Glory

4.45 RCDM - AT SELLY OAK NHS HOSPITAL HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-80) Winner £5,046 12 runners 7f32y
93 Ninth House 1st 11-4
91 Chief Exec
90 Captain Jacksparra
90 Gazboolou 2nd 8-1

Friday, August 14, 2009

15th August 2009 Lingfield

5.30 IDRIS MORGAN OF ELY BIRTHDAY TODAY APPRENTICE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-62) Winner £2,047 14 runners 1m2f
82 Ready To Crown 3rd 10-1
81 Touch Of Style
80 Sir Haydn Non Runner

6.00 MICHAEL´S HALF CENTURY CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 6)(3yo) Winner £2,047 11 runners 1m
89 Head Down 1st 7-2
87 Brooksby 2nd 5-2
69 Crown Affair

Thursday, August 13, 2009

14th August 2009 Kempton

6.05 ODDSCHECKER.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-75) Winner £2,590 12 runners 5f
90 Bluebok 3rd 13-2
89 Ten Down
89 Garstang 2nd 4-1

6.40 FIND BEST THE ODDS AT ODDSCHECKER.COM MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4)(3yo) Winner £4,727 8 runners 1m2f
81 Secret Life

7.10 TIP STAR TIPPING COMPETITION MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 14 runners 7f
NO RATED HORSES

7.45 ODDSCHECKER.COM MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-5yo) Winner £2,047 9 runners 7f
80 Valfurva
79 Dom Polski
65 Chasing Amy

14th August 2009 Kempton (cont'd)

8.15 ODDSCHECKER CASINO AND POKER CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-5yo) Winner £2,047 10 runners 6f
78 Freepressionist
75 Monte Mayor Eagle 2nd 28-1
69 Whiskey Junction 1st 6-4

8.45 COMPARE ODDS AT ODDSCHECKER.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-95) Winner £7,353 10 runners 1m
94 Musleh 1st 8-15
93 Laudatory
92 Nightjar Withdrawn

9.15 FIND THE BEST PRICE AT ODDSCHECKER.COM HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £4,727 7 runners 7f
92 Elusive Fame
91 Arachnophobia
90 Mac´s Power 3rd 6-1

Monday, August 10, 2009

11th August 2009 Lingfield

2.30 100 ACRE WOODS MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3-5yo) Winner £2,730 9 runners 1m4f
95 Deuce 2nd 15-8
78 Dramatic Jewel

3.00 OWL NURSERY (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,886 10 runners 5f
87 Mahiki
86 Lucky Mellor 3rd 12-1
84 Six Wives 1st 16-1

3.30 ARCH MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,730 9 runners 6f
72 Amtaar 2nd 9-1

11th August 2009 Lingfield (cont'd)

4.00 GOPHER HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-85) Winner £5,828 9 runners 6f
94 For Life
89 Halsion Chancer
88 Ray Of Joy

4.30 ROO HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo+ 0-80) Winner £5,828 9 runners 7f
92 Autumn Blades 3rd 6-1
90 Pegasus Again NR
85 Pha Mai Blue 1st 10-1

5.00 TIGGER HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo 0-70) Winner £3,238 12 runners 1m
87 Uncle Brit
86 Dark Ranger
86 Kiss A Prince 1st 5-1

Sunday, August 09, 2009

10th August 2009 Wolverhampton

2.30 EUROPEAN BREEDERS´ FUND MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £4,209 11 runners 5f216y
31 Woodenitbenice

3.00 GREAT OFFERS AT WOLVERHAMPTON-RACECOURSE.CO.UK SELLING STAKES (CLASS 6)(3yo+) Winner £2,047 12 runners 1m4f50y
90 New England
88 Terminate
88 Captain Flack

3.30 WOLVERHAMPTON-RACECOURSE.CO.UK NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £4,533 10 runners 7f32y
88 Dixie Bright
87 Silver Symphony
79 Fasilight

4.00 STAY AT THE WOLVERHAMPTON HOLIDAY INN HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,886 12 runners 7f32y
91 Ugenius
89 Commando Scott
89 Desert Streak

4.30 ENJOY THE LUCKY 7 GROUP OFFER MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo) Winner £3,238 13 runners 5f20y
87 Silca Meydan
80 Island Legend
39 By The Wind

5.00 CARLSBERG EXPORT HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(4yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,388 13 runners 1m1f103y
88 Lytham
82 Stoic Leader
78 King Of Connacht

5.30 NAME A RACE TO ENHANCE YOUR BRAND APPRENTICE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(4yo+ 0-65) Winner £2,388 10 runners 2m119y
88 Snowberry Hill
78 Lilac Wine
73 Swords

10th August 2009 Southwell

2.15 LADIES DAY BOOK ON LINE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £4,209 13 runners 1m3f
89 Favours Brave
72 Eloise

2.45 DOCTOR STEPHEN WROE HALF CENTURY MAIDEN AUCTION STAKES (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 8 runners 6f
81 Duster
77 Mr Smithson
48 Sancho Panza

3.15 SOUTHWELL RACECOURSE FOR CONFERENCES HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-90) Winner £10,038 10 runners 1m4f
91 Crimson Mitre
88 Distinctive Image
88 Lochiel

3.45 MEMBERSHIP OF SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB RACING HANDICAP (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-80) Winner £5,181 9 runners 7f
92 Swiss Art
91 Dance And Dance
90 George Thisby
90 Iron Out

4.15 SOUTHWELL-RACECOURSE.CO.UK HANDICAP (CLASS 3)(3yo+ 0-95) Winner £9,066 7 runners 5f
95 Luscivious
85 Xpres Maite
77 Figaro Flyer

4.45 LADIES DAY 16TH AUGUST HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £2,590 11 runners 6f
93 First Blade
88 Yankee Storm
85 Realt Na Mara

Friday, August 07, 2009

8th August 2009 Lingfield

7.10 HAPPY DAYS MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 6)(3-4yo) Winner £2,730 10 runners 1m2f
85 Layer Cake
81 Kefalonia
81 Pyrus Time

7.40 COPS & ROBBERS EXCLUSIVE TO CORAL SHOPS MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,730 12 runners 1m
34 Vadition

8.10 HOLLOW LANE HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo+ 0-70) Winner £3,071 14 runners 7f
88 Ever Cheerful
84 Art Market
84 Regeneration

Thursday, August 06, 2009

7th August 2009 Lingfield

3.40 THISISSURREYTODAY.CO.UK NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £3,886 6 runners 5f
85 Brambleberry

4.10 CHIPSTEAD FILLIES´ SELLING STAKES (CLASS 6)(2yo) Winner £2,047 9 runners 6f
70 New York Lights
40 Mind The Monarch

4.40 MAKING LOCAL MATTER MORE HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-60) Winner £2,047 12 runners 6f
87 Kingsgate Castle
82 Dark Camellia
81 Freepressionist
81 Great Knight
81 Towy Boy

5.10 BLINDLEY HEATH HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £2,047 14 runners 7f
90 Baby Josr
79 Miss Tikitiboo
79 Order Order

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

5th August 2009 Kempton

5th August 2009 Kempton
6.05 WEATHERBYS BLOODSTOCK INSURANCE APPRENTICE HANDICAP (ROUND 8) (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-85) Winner £4,727 10 runners 1m3f
95 Majehar
91 Dance The Star
88 King Supreme

6.35 KEMPTON FOR WEDDINGS HANDICAP (CLASS 6)(3yo+ 0-65) Winner £2,047 14 runners 1m
91 Sovereignty
90 Feasible
90 One Oi

7.05 DIGIBET MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(2yo) Winner £2,590 11 runners 7f
70 First Cat

7.35 DIGIBET.COM NURSERY (CLASS 4)(2yo) Winner £3,886 9 runners 6f
74 Zinjbar

5th August 2009 Kempton (Cont'd)

8.05 DIGIBET CASINO MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5)(3yo+) Winner £2,590 14 runners 1m
88 Makaam
86 Silverglas
82 Expressive

8.35 THAMES MATERIALS LONDON MILE HANDICAP (LONDON MILE QUALIFIER) (CLASS 4)(3yo 0-85) Winner £4,727 12 runners 1m
92 Assail
91 Cool Hand Jake
86 Cut And Thrust
86 Satwa Gold

9.05 THAMES MATERIALS HANDICAP (CLASS 5)(3yo 0-75) Winner £2,590 13 runners 1m3f
88 Madison Park
87 Haafhd Time
85 Demeanour
85 Bagber

Speed Handicappers Food for Thought

As things are a little quiet at the moment on the AW front I thought I would throw something in to the mixer for you guys (or gals)

For those of you out there with an interest in compiling your own speed figures, in most cases your preliminary route will be to copy methods outlined in various publications. When you become more practised you will start to question the validity of some of what you have read. If you have read several authors on the subject you will mix and match their theories based upon your personally held values. During this process you will also realise that most of the decisions you have to make have been asked repeatedly by other nascent speed handicappers and deduce that there is no definitive answer. This is the stage where you use free thinking outside the box or simply conform. The latter being the most common. The most frequent topics are the use of weight, standard times and going allowances. I would like to add the infrequently discuss topic of rating adjustment for beaten horses and what I believe to be a fatal flaw in the conventional method of adjustment.

The most commonly used method is arrived at by dividing 15 by the distance.

5 furlongs 3
6 furlongs 2.5
7 furlongs 2.14
8 furlongs 1.88
9 furlongs 1.67
10 furlongs 1.5
12 furlongs 1.25

Most other methods fall in to the same category as the common denominator is always the length of the race.

So where is the flaw?

Using extremes as these two horses are never likely to meet

Let us suppose a horse is beaten 1 length by a horse we rate 90 in a 5f sprint. We give the horse in question a rating of 87.

Our next horse is beaten 1 length by a horse we rate 90 in a 10f race. We give this horse a rating of 88.5

Ask yourself which horse is travelling the fastest, therefore which horse has to make the least effort to make up the deficit and is this being reflected in your ratings?

The reason the above table is so widely respected is simply due to the fact it falls in line with the excepted lbs per length so we have cross pollination of two methods of handicapping. This has no value in speed handicapping. When adjusting ratings for beaten horses the mathematical relationship lies with the time in which the race was run NOT the distance of the race.