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.
Three-year-olds have a fantastic record in the Group 2 Celebration Mile, having won the race six times in the last eight years from just 11 representatives.
When Raven’s Pass (2008), Poet’s Voice (2010), Dubawi Gold (2011) and Kodi Bear (2015) all won the race they were the only three-year-olds in the line-up, while the two three-year-olds in the 2009 renewal—Delegator and Zacinto—finished first and second. What’s more, there were no three-year-old runners in the 2013 race.
Star Turn has commenced his three-year-old season in the best possible way with victory in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday
The Team Hawkes-trained runner showed good ability as a two-year-old, running sixth behind Capitalist in the Group 1 Golden Slipper earlier in the year and has certainly come on as a three-year-old.
The second, third and sixth from this year’s Sussex Stakes meet again in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.
The race may well fall into British hands for just the fourth time since the turn of the century, with Galileo Gold and Ribchester joint-top on Timeform ratings for the race, after just a short-head split them at Goodwood.
Timeform recap the 2016 Aurie's Star Handicap won by Sooboog for trainer Darren Weir and jockey Michael Dee.
Last week we had Lord Of The Sky winning the feature in Melbourne on something of a redemption mission and this week the feature, the Aurie's Star Handicap, went the way of Sooboog - another who has provoked the ire of punters in recent times.
Timeform top rated—by 3 lb—for this year’s Prix Maurice de Gheest is the Hong Kong raider Gold-Fun, who ran close to his best when a staying-on neck second to Twilight Son in the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last time.
Formerly known as a very smart miler—he also finished a close third in the Hong Kong Derby over a mile and a quarter— Gold-Fun has been campaigned as a sprinter since early-2015 and has taken his form to a high-class level, with his wins last year including a defeat of the former British-trained Peniaphobia in the Group 2 Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin.
The lack of races priced up by bookmakers for Saturday is an indication that this weekend is something of a lull in the action in the UK, however the Group 3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock is priced up by a couple of firms.
The race has been a frequent port of call for Sir Michael Stoute who won the race with Class Is Class in 2011 and Notable Guest in 2005, however he has also had a host of well-fancied horses beaten in the race, including the aforementioned Class Is Class who could only manage second place in the year prior to his victory.
Marenostro returned to the winners circle when taking out the Listed Winter Challenge (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
After running fourth to Oxford Poet in the Listed Winter Stakes the start prior, Marenostro met the Kim Waugh-trained runner better at the weights and took up a forward position from barrier 3.
Each day any horse from the top 20 Timeform Tables that is scheduled to race will be listed.
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