Sectional Times

Why subscribe to our Sectional Ratings?

– The only speed figures on the internet to include and publish upgrades using sectional times. You will be sent sectional ratings for every race in the UK up to a mile and a half. We also rate meetings from Ireland, France and Meydan.

– Created to align with the BHA scale of handicapping. This makes the sectional ratings simpler to digest and makes a horse’s performance on the clock easier to compare against BHA allotted handicap marks,. So you can see where a horse might be ‘well in’.

– Accurate and up to date standard times. A number of standard times from the Racing Post are out of date. Our times have been calculated from scratch since the remeasuring of race distances occurred in 2017. This allows us to not only rate each race more accurately, but also give more precise going descriptions.

What can I receive with my monthly subscription?

– Excel files sent every week of Sectional Ratings including upgrades for every race in the UK up to a mile and a half.

– Database consisting of every horse’s performance during the season for you to filter and sort as you wish.

– Sectional Racecards sent for every race class 3 and above, and 2 and 3 year old races with sufficient Sectional data.

(for best results, open using the Microsoft Excel app)

Please check out our BLOG for up to date examples of our Sectional Racecards in action.

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How will Sectional Ratings help my form analysis?

Our Sectional Ratings not only collate all performances into a database for comparison, but also detail out each race from a meeting for you to be able to see how it was run. As an example we can examine two races from the final day of Royal Ascot this year.

St James’ Palace Stakes 2020

A horse winning with a large Sectional Upgrade, with horses in behind achieving smaller numbers, indicates a slowly run race. A slower early pace means a horse’s time will be slower than what it would have been with an even pace. Palace Pier and Pinatubo deserved to be upgraded for achieving higher finishing speeds than the rest of the field, running on from the rear. If we were rating this race without any Sectional Upgrades, the difference between Palace Pier and Wichita would only be 2lbs. Whereas the Sectional Times indicate a larger gap between the two horses on the day. Palace Pier went on to win a Group 1 in France on his next start, as did Pinatubo.

Wokingham Handicap 2020

The Wokingham was a well run race this year. Our Sectional Upgrades increasing as you go down the finishing positions indicate the horses were slowing down in the final two furlongs. Summerghand finished very quickly to the eye and just failed in coming 2nd to Hey Jonesey, who led the field on the far side. The Sectional Upgrades indicate Summerghand was the only horse in the field to run to an even tempo. Those who went too quickly in front deserved as much credit for their runs.

And Finally…

Our aim is to enhance your knowledge of the formbook. We are not a tipping service, although our blog offers insights and previews on how to use our ratings in your betting. Subscribe to revolutionise how you go about previewing and reviewing a racecard.