Welcome to HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings

“Prediction is difficult – especially about the future.”
WERNER HEISENBERG

Welcome to the home of HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings. Our old website can still be viewed here, for a limited time, but all up-to-date information can be found here on the new site.

HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings are designed for a statistics-grounded value approach to horse racing over jumps in the UK. Unlike conventional race ratings, they offer the backer an authoritative guide to both form and value. The program which generates the ratings uses Bayes’ theorem to calculate each horse’s chance of winning. The resulting figures are then recalculated to give an edge in the backer’s favour. Hence the acronym: Horserace Optimum Odds Forecast.

The HOOF  National Hunt race ratings service publishes accurate, innovative, and informative race ratings, with the emphasis placed firmly on finding good value. We have been on the Internet since the 1995-96 NH season, initially as a free service, and latterly by subscription.  The success of the race ratings and the integrity of the service means that we have stood our ground with a small but loyal nucleus of satisfied users.

FREE DATA UPDATE

The System B pages have been updated with a free downloadable spreadsheet containing the data for the HOOF Race Ratings 2013-14 season (November-April inclusive). Click on the System B link to download.

The HOOF race ratings archive has now been updated with the spreadsheet for the 2013-14 season.

Top-rated results for 2013-14 have now been updated. Click on the link in the side panel to see the table.

2014-15 SEASON
Following the traditional summer break, HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings have returned for the customary winter campaign. The season began on 1st November 2014 and will end on 30th April 2015. A full season’s ratings cost £99, with reductions pro rata for those joining after the start of the season.

The history behind HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings

HOTMAIL PROBLEMS
Will those applying for a free trial please note that they cannot be contacted at a Hotmail account, since Hotmail have blacklisted one of the SMTP servers at Orange. To benefit from a free trial, you will have to set up and alternative email account.

RECENT SUCCESSES

The top three went through the 7-race card at Ayr on 3rd March.
Captain Box        (second-top)     2/1
Mossies Well       (top-rated)      9/4
Plus Jamais        (top-rated)      9/2
Minella Fiveo      (top-rated)      9/4
Hartforth          (third-top)      3/1
Presenting Junior  (top-rated)     12/1
Scimon Templar     (top-rated)      9/4

The top two went through an admittedly easy card at Fakenham on 13th March.

RECENT BIG-PRICED WINNERS CLEARLY INDICATED AS VALUE BY HOOF RACE RATINGS
DATE     HORSE             VALUE ODDS   INDUSTRY SP   AVAILABLE BETFAIR ODDS
06 Mar   Presenting Junior    13/2         12/1           17/1
07 Mar   Anay Turge           10/1          7/1           13/1
09 Mar   Don't Do Mondays      9/1         16/1           13/1
11 Mar   Qualando             14/1         25/1           29/1
         Galactic Power        8/1         16/1           26/1
12 Mar   Ozzy Thomas           7/1          7/1           11/1
14 Mar   Apache Pilot         17/2          9/1           10/1
15 Mar   Central Flame         4/1         10/1           10/1
17 Mar   Cowslip               8/1          8/1           10/1
19 Mar   Forgivienne           9/1         17/2           10/1
24 Mar   Flaming Thistle      10/1         10/1           10/1 
26 Mar   Tothemoonandback      7/1          8/1           11/1
31 Mar   Party Palace         15/2          9/1           14/1
10 Apr   Money Talks           9/2         14/1           25/1