A review of one race a day where our Sectional Ratings would have been helpful in analysing a race.
19/11/20 – tote.co.uk Free Streaming Every UK Race Handicap, Chelmsford 17:30
1st Aberama Gold, 2nd Nigel Nott, 3rd Merhoob
The recent form on the table came to fruition here, as top rated Aberama Gold scored from Nigel Nott, who posted a credible 89 at the course only 12 days prior. Aberama Gold had disappointed a little this season before winning at Doncaster, but she’s clearly in good form at the moment, as she was last Autumn as well.
20/11/20 – Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football Nursery Handicap, Newcastle 17:15
1st Annandale, 2nd Stanley Baldwin, 3rd Military Man
Victim’s win at Redcar on soft to heavy ground was a performance a few lbs clear of the field here, but being by Fast Company he obviously enjoyed the ground that day and had since come 21 lengths last at Doncaster, going off in this race an unfancied 25/1 for Richard Fahey.
The winner, Annandale was joint second rated here alongside favourite Albert Camus. Whilst Albert Camus run at Sandown from a slow pace can be improved on, Annandale was four times the price on the day and had Richard Kingscote booked for his only ride at Newcastle. A really good ride from the front secured the victory.
21/11/20 – Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Selling Stakes, Lingfield 12:05
1st Cliffcake, 2nd Rishworthian, 3rd Cuban Fox
The Sectional Ratings indicated this was a two horse race, and once adjusted for the racing weight in this selling contest it was neck and neck between Cliffcake and Rishworthian. The respective prices of 9/4 and 13/8, as well as Cliffcake being less exposed and back on the all weather, could well have pushed you to back him on the day. He duly obliged in the last few strides to win by a head.
22/11/20 – Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football Nursery Handicap, Wolverhampton 13:40
1st One Last Dance, 2nd Tease And Seize, 3rd Hiroshi
Our Sectional Ratings reduced this 12 runner nursery down to a shortlist of four – Hiroshi, Tease And Seize, One Last Dance and Ladywood. They ended up filling the first four positions.
Hiroshi and Ladywood had achieved their Ratings from four runs apiece, whereas Tease and Seize and One Last Dance were much less exposed having just run the twice and were both making their handicap debuts. Comparing the two, One Last Dance is a better bred horse, being a Camelot filly out of a former Godolphin mare who has already produced a middle distance handicap winner in Britain. One Last Dance was strong in the market on the day, going off at 7/2 and ended up scoring by nearly six lengths.