Icons, colour coding etc explained

When reading the Newsletters each morning you will see those icons next to a horse’s name. You will see horse’s highlighted certain colours indicating whether they are being supported, drifting, supported overnight, or during the morning following the first Newsletter going out.

WHAT THE ICONS NEXT TO A RATED HORSES NAME MEAN

  1. * – SIGNIFIES A HORSE HAVING WON ON THE GOING AS DESCRIBED WHEN RACE RATED
  2. $ – INDICATES THE BEST DRAWN HORSES
  3. OMM – INDICATES OVERNIGHT MARKET MOVER
  4. BRF – BOTTOM RATED FAVOURITE
  5. T – HORSE HAVING TRAVELLED A ROUND TRIP OF 300 MILES OR MORE TO RACE
  6. H – INDICATES THE HORSE IS WEARING FIRST TIME HEADGEAR (BLINKERS, HOOD, ETC)
  7. W – RACING FIRST TIME SINCE A WIND OPERATION
  8. W2 – SECOND RUN SINCE WIND SURGERY
  9. 3 – INDICATES 3-Y-O IN ALL AGED HANDICAP
  10. D – INDICATES OVERNIGHT MARKET DRIFTER
  11. ? – A LIGHTLY RACED HORSE THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PRODUCE AN ACCURATE RATING FOR
  12. (HD) – AT THE END OF A HORSES NAME, INDICATES MAKING HANDICAP DEBUT

STAKE MANAGEMENT

  1. DUTCH TOP THREE RATED
  2. IF WE HAVE A NON-RUNNER IN MY TOP THREE, EMPLOY NATURAL PROGRESSION
  3. IF WE HAVE AN OMM OUTSIDE MY TOP THREE, CONSIDER A DUTCH FOUR
  4. IF WE HAVE A BOTTOM RATED FAVOURITE CONSIDER INCLUDING IN A DUTCH FOUR
  5. ADJUST STAKING LEVELS WHEN THE %AGE CHANCE OF SUCCESS IS INCREASED BY VIRTUE OF THE MARKET PRICES OF THOSE AT THE HEAD OF MY RATINGS (SEE RATED RACE GRADINGS BELOW)

RATED RACE GRADING

The figure in brackets, next to the race time, indicates the staking level you should consider based on the probability of success. You will very rarely see anything above three.

  1. Keep staking as low as a snakes belly.
  2. Might be a snake but let’s go lizard.
  3. Better, feeling confident
  4. Now you’re talking!
  5. W.H.M.S.R.S (Acronym = When Harry Met Sally Restaurant Scene)

The Gradings will be applied in the second Newsletter.

Figure in brackets next a horses Rating = RTF%age and indicates how well a trainers horses have been running in the last 14 days.

(HD) AT THE END OF A HORSE’S NAME = HANDICAP DEBUTANTE AND THAT HORSE HIGHLIGHTED

IRISH TRAINED RUNNER
– A horse coded green indicates a horse travelled over from Ireland.

EXAMPLE:

MARKET RASEN 2-20 (Grade )

T – FOREVER DES LONG….+25 (54%)
* – ASHOKA….+10 (54%)
?, * – WOLFSPEAR (HD)….+10 (38%)
?, T – PRESENTING PETE (HD)….-19 (49%)
(OMM), ?, T – PILGRIMS KING (HD)….-25 (29%)
? – TIME PLEASE (HD)….-25 (50%)

IFINITI….-34 (75%)
GOLDRAPPER….-40 (0%)
(OMM) – SEABOROUGH -40 (67%)
(D), ? – RUSSIAN VIRTUE (HD)….-40 (33%)
T – MONFASS….-40 (44%)

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