Tag Archives: The Rating Bureau

Race Assessment: WA Guineas

"There’s no denying the credentials of both Money Maher and Perfect Jewel for this race, but the prospect that they will both be a long way back in this big field turning for home presents considerable betting risk."

Race Assessment: WA Champion Fillies Stakes

"While all of these Fillies are lightly raced and open to improvement, there is quite a long tail with half of the field yet to rate within 2 lengths of the winning mark at any stage in their career."

Race Assessment: The Emirates Stakes

"Based on the lead up form of contenders, a rating of at least 102-104 will be needed to figure in the finish."

Race Assessment: Kennedy Plate

"Based on the lead up form of contenders, a rating of at least 91-92 at the weights will be needed to be in the finish of this race, potential higher if one of these can run to a new peak."

Race Assessment: The Melbourne Cup

"This looks likely to be an even to genuinely run 3200m. Single Gaze (11), Cismontane (17) and Gallante (18) should press forward and it wouldn’t surprise to see Marmelo (16) tag along with them..."

Race Assessment: Coolmore Stud Stakes

"This is a below average year as far as lead-up form into the Coolmore is concerned. A rating of 98-100 (at the weights) looks good enough to figure in the finish..."

Race Assessment: Manikato Stakes

"Vega Magic is impossible to fault in this race and rightfully a dominant top choice."

Race Assessment: The Caulfield Cup

"This looks likely to be a genuine (or faster) run Caulfield Cup. The likes of Boom Time (3), Johannes Vermeer (2) and Ventura Storm (4) will look to hold positions in the first 4-6."

Race Assessment: The Caulfield Guineas

"Based on the exposed form of the main chances, a rating of no less than 97 (at the weights) will be required to win this race and we are more likely to see the winner run to a new peak in the 98-100 range. There’s quite a long tail in this race with many of them yet to get anywhere near that mark."

Race Assessment: The Bart Cummings

"This is a high quality G3 race with leading chances for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups (Harlem and Almandin) engaged. While both have last start peaks of 106-107 at today’s weights, their barrier draws and likely tactics / positions in-running create the potential for this race to be won in a slightly lower rating, around the 105 mark."