This is where official handicap marks
can be useful.
Over at Kelso, Kathryn's Pet can capitalise on a favourable handicap mark
by winning the Glendale Engineering Morebattle Hurdle.
And there must be every chance that Yorkies Boy can show improvement in his new surroundings, which would make him an attractive proposition off a handicap mark
15 Dundalk Cassidys XL Carrickmacross Handicap 1m ATR Card page 56 IRELAND'S turf season kicks off on Sunday fortnight and some contenders for the feature event test their handicap marks
DAVID Elsworth knows the time of day when he gets a half-decent horse and it is not hard to imagine that he was interested to see HIGH BRAY handed a handicap mark
Dan O'Brien's mare races off the same handicap mark
as last year, under the same jockey and in the same ground conditions.
A HORSE'S rating, or handicap mark
, is the measure of its ability based on its performances in previous races, with each unit representing 1lb.
10) could prove a value bet as he's definitely got the ability to win in this grade off his current handicap mark
and, crucially, his stable is in really good form.
His victory at Sandown left him on a career-high handicap mark
, but the step up to three miles seemed to suit as he stayed on takingly to finish on the heels of the placed horses.
SMART chaser Truckers Tavern will be out to take advantage of a lenient handicap mark
over hurdles when he appears at Ayr tomorrow.
The club are next in action tomorrow-week when the fairways and greens of Lichfield's Seedy Mill course provides the challenge with Evans looking to complete another success but off a handicap mark
of 12 from 14.
What rating a horse has is not always as important as how the horse came to that handicap mark
The Paul Nicholls-trained gelding is a big horse who might just have needed that run and it looks significant that he is out again so quickly to take advantage of his current handicap mark
However, he is is still on a favourable handicap mark
and it will not be long before the four-year-old gains compensation.
ARTIE, whose yard is starting to hit form, is fancied to make full use of a favourable draw and a lenient handicap mark