One Stop Ratings the winners are there!

On Wednesday one of our esteemed members Clive pointed out that he had achieved the dreaded 007 on his ITV7 that evening.

This is what he said:

I tried something different today using a mix of One Stop ratings, Timeform ratings, Geegeez racecards, Racing Post, Oddschecker and a few other trusted sites and got my first ever grand slam. 0 winners, 0 placed and 7 unplaced!!! Back to the trusty pin I think.

On a personal note I use a mixture of One Stop Ratings combined with a quick look at the horse’s form (I use the Racing Post for this) and I didn’t fare much better, I did find one winner and scored 106.

This got me thinking surely with a bit of effort we could have fared better using One Stop Ratings.

An analysis of the 7 races revealed that 6 of the winners should have been shortlisted if taking into account all 4 of our ratings (LR, HS, SR and OSR).

Let’s take a look.

Wed 20th Sep 2023 4.40 Kelso (7 runners)
Ferguson Planning & Development 10th Anniversary Novices Hurdle (GBB Race)
Class 4, 2m5f , Good, 4yo+, Win: £4357
2The Big Jetaway (IRE)751177782781.38
1Idem (FR)582181352391.63
7Sean Og (IRE)546140682175
4Kopa Kilana (IRE)6491216119610
5Lifetime Adventure (IRE)535935216050
6Reagrove Lord (IRE)555129013225
3Beechmount (IRE)6000333

In this race both myself and Clive selected The Big Jetaway (top on SR and OSR) who finished third.

The winner IDEM was second ranked on OSR but top ranked on LR and HS.

Wed 20th Sep 2023 5.10 Beverley (10 runners)
Racing Again Next Tuesday Handicap (Div 1)
Class 5, 1m2f , Soft, 3yo+, Win: £4527
6Dandys Angel (IRE)669176652806.50
1Park Street496193662753.50
3Iron Sheriff (IRE)5601516424220
4Blue Yonder (FR)361139632428
5Contrast (IRE)972154622405
9Mac Ailey751151612227
8Beryl Burton564141592167
7Panama City468138572027
2Sagauteur (FR)7411176520110
10Have You A Minute3431235919516

Here both myself and Clive selected Park Street (top on LR, HS and LR) who finished a lowly 7th.

The winner DANDY’S ANGEL was top ranked on OSR.

Wed 20th Sep 2023 5.15 Kelso (9 runners)
Bentley Edinburgh Handicap Hurdle (Div 2)
Class 5, 2m2f , Good, 3yo+, Win: £3697
1Zamond (FR)757148702605
2Darkest Day (IRE)897169652532
5A Shining Moon (IRE)550149622163
7Ten Ten Twenty (IRE)5561257221512
8Coeur Aimant (FR)855145592144
6Konik King (IRE)7491136218712
3Stand Staunch (IRE)5421065416633
9Wedding Stress5461075616650

My selection here was DARKEST DAY who was top ranked on HS and LR, he was my sole winner of the night.

Clive selected Zamond who was top ranked on OSR, Zamond pulled up.

Wed 20th Sep 2023 5.45 Beverley (9 runners)
Racing Again Next Tuesday Handicap (Div 2)
Class 5, 1m2f , Soft, 3yo+, Win: £4527
8Bay Of Naples (IRE)787188612653.50
2Billy Roberts (IRE)1064142652264
7Leitrim Rock (IRE)352125592078
6Sea In The Dark (IRE)353129582068
9Brunello Breeze4601276219720
4Kingsley Pride340109631928

Here we both plumped for the third home Bay Of Naples who was top ranked on LR, HS and OSR.

The winner here FRANKENDAEL was top ranked on SR.

Wed 20th Sep 2023 5.50 Kelso (6 runners)
Paul Fergusons Jumpers To Follow Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)
Class 2, 2m5f , Good, 3yo+, Win: £13008
5Buckos Boy8109228783482.25
1Sebastopol (IRE)9117227743281.25
4Glinger Flame (IRE)1173171762746
2Ilikedwayurthinkin (IRE)9601757326412
6Dallas Des Pictons (FR)10100184552527
3Minella Escape (IRE)8561305119233

Here we were in agreement again both selecting Sebastopol another that achieved third place, the winner GLINGER FLAME would have made the shortlist by being in the top 3 on OSR and second ranked on SR.

Wed 20th Sep 2023 6.25 Kelso (6 runners)
Start Your RacingTV Freetrial Now Handicap Chase
Class 4, 2m5½f , Good, 4yo+, Win: £5281
3Mister Bells (IRE)980164632472.25
6Lights Are Green (IRE)661154662426
5Without Conviction (IRE)846151612375.50
1Getaway Luv (IRE)850143622251.63
4Hidden Commander (IRE)8451186722112
2Hermann Clermont (FR)6521335920616

Here we both selected Getaway Luv, my reason was purely because I didn’t like the look of any of the others, Clive no doubt had his own reasons. The winner HIDDEN COMMANDER should have been shortlisted for having the top SR rating.

Wed 20th Sep 2023 7.00 Kelso (5 runners) Mares Open NH Flat Race (GBB Race)
Class 4, 2m , Good, 4-5yo, Win: £2723
2Bishop Hill (IRE)443101681873
3Cailin Aibrean (IRE)441101501571.88
1Miss Arabella53690441493.33
4Ourlittleprincess (IRE)400048

This race is one I wouldn’t normally touch with a bargepole and I went for Bishops Hill purely because the full set of ratings gave him a good profile. Colin was on Cailin Ibrean.

The winner YOUGOGLENCOKO had only one thing going for it, the jockey and trainer combination of McCain and Hughes.


The ITV7 is often made up of races you would normally avoid for example that last race bumper and all those races with less than 8 runners, Clive found 3 third places and I myself found 4 but they didn’t count.

That said the winners in most cases were there to be found if only a shortlist had been made for each race.

How you make your shortlist is entirely up to you, but going forward I will be including the top 3 ranked on OSR and top ranked horses from the other ratings columns that are outside the top 3 on OSR.

When we get more competitive racing and bigger fields I will likely extend that to a minimum of the top 4 on OSR plus all horses within 50 of the top ranked on OSR as from experience the majority of winners are in there somewhere.

Any feedback?

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Best wishes,


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