The Triple Ability Rating

These ratings were not invented by me but Glen, one of our readers, who has asked me if I would put together a spreadsheet based around them and share it with the community.


I made a mistake in the second screenshot. The number 2 (circle in red) is not what you are looking for. You should not be using Earnings, you should be using the Prize Money available in the race you are analysing. My apologies for the inconvenience.

So I have, just in time for Saturdays racing J First of all let’s take a look at how to use the spreadsheet. When you open it you get:

There are 5 columns for entering data for each runner and all of the information that you need is available from either the Racing Post or Sporting Life websites.

1)      The Prize Money available last time the horse raced.

2)      The Total Prize Money the horse has won in all races.

3)      The number of races the horse has raced in.

When you click on a runners name in the Racing Post you are shown a screen like the one below.

As you see I have highlighted where you will find these pieces of information. You can copy these figures straight into the spreadsheet.

4)      This is the Biggest Win the horse has ever received.

If you select the ‘Wins’ box above the horse’s form then you will get the form for all the races that the horse won. A very quick glance down the prize money available shows you what the largest win was, in this case £8000.

5)      The amount of pounds the horse has increased or decreased by from the last race.

Back to the original form box and you can see how much weight the horse was carrying in the last race. This runner was carrying 8 stone and 9 pounds in the last race, by looking at the racecard:

We can see that he is carrying 9 stone and 7 pounds in this race. There are 14 pounds to a stone and so this runner has a difference in weight of +12 pounds.

As the method for calculating this rating was kindly provided by Glen I have no data to test out some ways that you may consider using it, however I am sure that Glen will be happy to chat with you about possible methods in the forum.

Taking a close up look of the ratings and results:

Shows us that the horse rated top in the class rating with the potential rating matching its level, which may indicate that we are looking for a runner who is not increasing or decreasing in weight too much and by having a closely matching class and potential level shows that they are running to their proven potential at the moment. If the ability rating is also amongst the highest in the field then this could signify a possible bet!

I thought that I would also put together a short video showing you a way in which you may want to arrange your screen in order to enter the information for the ratings as quickly as possible.

Please note that these ratings have not been tested or verified by the Race Advisor website or anybody associated with the Race Advisor.


Michael Wilding

Michael started the Race Advisor in 2009 to help bettors become long-term profitable. After writing hundreds of articles I started to build software that contained my personal ratings. The Race Advisor has more factors for UK horse racing than any other site, and we pride ourselves on creating tools and strategies that are unique, and allow you to make a long-term profit without the need for tipsters. You can also check out my personal blog or my personal Instagram account.
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