Timeform is the world leader in the rating of thoroughbred performances and has been the case for a very long time.
Racing and Sports has in its CEO Gary Crispe a highly respected analyst and handicapping expert. But also, he is the Australian representative of Timeform and regular discusses with Timeform in the UK, the various ratings given to horses around the world.
As well as news content and articles relating to various assessments about horses both domestically and internationally, this section has historical statistics from Australia, Season by Season summaries since the Year 2000, Global Rankings and current standings divided into Age Brackets.
Take some time and read the information to get an understanding of the comparison of the great horses in racing.
Ahead of the publication of Racehorses of 2014 in March, Timeform have released their finalised Global Rankings for 2014.
Top of the pile on a rating of 134 is the John Gosden-trained Kingman , who took the mile division by storm in the season just gone, when landing five of his six outings. He proved himself the best of the three-mile-year old milers when gaining revenge on his 2000 Guineas conqueror Night of Thunder (127) in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot—a race in which he clocked an exceptional sectional time for the final two furlongs—prior to beating some of the top older horses in the Sussex Stakes and Jacques le Marois.
Before Saturday's Clarence House Chase we might have hoped that the answers it gave wouldn't themselves give rise to several new questions, but that was undoubtedly the case.
The first, most-asked question is how much ability Sprinter Sacre retains. There is no doubt that Saturday didn't show us the Sprinter Sacre of old, not by as much as two stone. Equally it clearly didn't show us everything he retains, as he understandably lacked in the finish and Barry Geraghty was determined only in not giving him a hard race.
The Champion Hurdle may well be one of the most eagerly-anticipated races of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, but it’s certainly not the most exciting ante-post betting heat.
In fact, how many horses do you think will be shorter on the morning of the race? Irving probably won’t be 50/1, bearing in mind his powerful connections, legitimate excuse for a disappointing show in the Christmas Hurdle and the prospect of a convincing victory under optimum conditions in the Kingwell. A good case can also be made for Purple Bay starting shorter than 50/1 – you’d want No Runner No Bet with connections yet to commit to the race – but you are really scratching around beyond that. Value at the top end of the market looks especially sparse.
Perth-based galloper Disposition has crept into the top 10 in Timeform's updated list of top three-year-olds for season 2014/15.
Disposition earned a rating of 118 for his narrow defeat in the Group 1 Kingston Town Stakes last month and in doing so joined promising colt Scissor Kick at equal-tenth in the race to be Timeform's Champion Three-Year-Old for 2014/15.
Like many of us, racing tends to try out a lean spell after the excesses of Christmas.
Like most of us, it has given up by mid-January. Big ratings news since Leopardstown has been few and far between and you can expect new learnings to be equally sparse until Sprinter Sacre makes his planned comeback at Ascot on Saturday week.
For all that in terms of pure style Silviniaco Conti’s second King George win far outstrips his first, the more prosaic expression of ratings has both efforts essentially equal.
He ran up to his very best, first recorded when winning this event last year, and stays on 176.
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● 5yo+ Timeform Ratings
● World Top Rated
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Each day any horse from the top 20 Timeform Tables that is scheduled to race will be listed.
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