Welcome to HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings

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 2014-15 season (November-April inclusive). Click on the System B link to download.


LATEST NEWS: ARCHIVE UPDATED

The site has been updates with an archive of results for the 2015-2016 Season (November-April inclusive).

With a little spreadsheet ability, the archive can be used to develop profitable approaches to the use of the ratings.

HOOF RACE RATINGS RETURN FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON
Publication of the ratings will resume after the customary summer break, on 1st November. The cost of a full season’s subscription remains unchanged at £99.

If you would like to subscribe, please let us know by email of your intention. You will be placed without delay on the distribution list pending receipt of your remittance.

The history behind HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings


LATEST SUCESSES IN SMALL HANDICAPS (SYSTEM B)


DATE     HORSE                  V-30   ISP    AVAILABLE BETFAIR
02 Nov   Wizards Bridge         8/1    7/1           8/1
         Phangio                6/1   12/1          13/1
03 Nov   Patsys Castle          9/2    4/1           9/2
         Sandy Beach            8/1    9/1          12/1
         Castletown Bridge      6/1   10/1          10/1  
04 Nov   Angus Glens            7/1   12/1          16/1
07 Nov   Younevercall          11/2   15/2          15/2
09 Nov   Laurium                9/1   10/1          10/1
12 Nov   Newtown Lad            9/2    7/2           9/2    
17 Nov   Cusheen Bridge        17/2   14/1          16/1
         Triggywinkle          10/1   10/1          12/1
18 Nov   Present Man           11/2    9/2          11/2
         Sirop De Menthe       10/1   12/1          16/1 
19 Nov   Clyne                  9/2    9/2           5/1 
21 Nov   Midtech Valentine      7/2    4/1           4/1        


TOP TWO RATED AT RECENT MEETINGS


DATE    COURSE     RACES     TOP-RATED     SECOND TOP-RATED
12 Nov  Cheltenham   6          2               0
        Uttoxeter    6          2               1
        Wetherby     6          2               1
13 Nov  Cheltenham   5          3               1
        Fontwell     5          2               1
14 Nov  Musselburgh  7          3               0
        Plumpton     5          3               0
15 Nov  Fakenham     6          2               2
        Southwell    6          5               0
16 Nov  Chepstow     7          3               1
        Warwick      6          3               2
17 Nov  Market Rasen 5          1               1
        Wincanton    7          1               1
18 Nov  Ascot        6          3               1
        Ffos Las     6          1               2
        Haydock      5          1               1
19 Nov  Ascot        6          1               1
        Haydock      7          3               2
        Huntingdon   6          0               2
20 Nov  Exeter       7          1               1
        Uttoxeter    6          2               2
21 Nov  Kempton      6          2               0
        Ludlow       7          2               2
22 Nov  Lingfield    5          1               3
        Sedgefield   6          3               2
23 Nov  Hereford     7          1               2
        Wetherby     6          1               2
24 Nov  Taunton      6          1               1
        Towcester    6          1               2
25 Nov  Doncaster    6          2               1
        Newbury      7          1               4
26 Nov  Newbury      7          2               2
        Bangor       7          3               1
        Doncaster    6          4               0
        Newcastle    6          0               3
27 Nov  Leicester    6          1               2
28 Nov  Ludlow       5          2               0
        Plumpton     5          3               2
29      Lingfield    5          2               2
        Southwell    6          4               2
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