Stormy Race Ratings.
As with everything, a rating based system built using your own ratings is only as good as your last winner and it is very easy to still miss the winner/placegetters even when the ratings are correct.
Such is modern racing.
Therefore ratings can only be used as a guide in assessing race form and contribute perhaps one fifth of the total picture. One of the major strengths of ratings is that the figures when done well can be considered to be part of the "facts" for a race, similar to other facts like weight carried, barrier draw and so on.
The whole point of ratings is assessing and rewarding the horse with a rating or the closest accurate figure for that horse to determined the outcome of the race which is similar
to the handicapper that allots the weights. By compiling ratings you are saying that the handicapper in your eyes has not allotted the field correctly.
As a result, the ratings can act as a strong pointer to the likely winner.
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Cheers and good luck.