After last week’s success with a quick and easy guide to finding winners, I thought that this week, I would create a simple Excel sheet that allows you to create your own ratings. We can apply this strategy to any type of race as long as we have enough ratings. We’ll be focussing on the Official Rating and Racing Post’s Rating (both know as the OR and the RPR).
The next stage is to look at the market and focus on the top four in the betting. With this system, you’ll be looking at the favourite, again but with a little more knowledge in your own ratings, this can pay dividends and find you plenty of winners.
So we need to download this excel sheet –
Your Simple Ratings Spreadsheet
We now need to find the races that we can work on.
Personally, I prefer anything with 12 or fewer runners. This reduces the competition. We’ll also focus on the All Weather. This way we can focus on one type of race code and reduce the need to go through every single meeting of a given day.
Handicaps are usually best as we have more OR’s and RPR’s to work with but sellers and claimers will work just as well.
Once we have found our races for the day, we simply enter the OR and RPR’s into the relevant boxes within the spreadsheet, available to download via the link above.
I have selected the 12:20 Southwell, today –
You can see the OR and RPR and we enter these into the boxes, as per the below image –
You’ll see that horse number 1 is a non-runner, so I’ve made the first box a 0 and then moved onto horse number 2 (all cloths number).
I now have a simple form of rating. We now need to look at the market. The boxes on the right-hand side show us how many points to assign to the markets column. You can see the market below –
We’ll now assign the numbers that are assigned in the far right columns to the horses as per their number on the card. You’ll see that I’ve done this in the image below –
We can now see that from some simple rankings we’ve got an idea of the best horses in the race.
Today’s 12:20 Southwell, sees the favourite Irish Octave as the highest rated and he would warrant a good bet. They won’t always win, of course, but doing this simple ratings system will allow you to find some of the best top rated horses in a racing day.
If there are enough comments on the blog, I will look at doing a full day’s selections, this Thursday.
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