RTH Glossary


RTH Glossary

Ever wondered what I’m talking about in my daily emails? Or have you seen something confusing in the ratings? Here’s a glossary that might help you – and if you want anything added, just let me know!



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Last Race. The LR number is the most important. Anything over 100 is excellent – and this rating is calculated by the horse’s position in its last race, the quality of the opposition, the size of the victory, the race value, and many other factors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

2LR, 3LR, etc.

2nd last race, 3rd last race, etc. These numbers are calculated in the same way as LR, but they get depreciated over time. The 2LR is worth 80% of its original value, and 3LR is worth 40%. This goes all the way down to the 10LR, which you can only find on the spreadsheet.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]


TFS is a very important factor, as it means the horse is Top + Form + Suited. This is when a horse comes top of the overall ratings, and is the top form horse (LR) and is most suited too. Together, this alone has a strike rate of over 1 in 3.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]


Suitability is very important. You’ll find it in all of our ratings. Every horse gets a suitability score which is based on its record on the going, the track, the direction of the track, the month of the year, its stallion’s performance, its trainer’s performance, etc. Anything over 50 is considered outstanding. Anything below 20 is a warning. The SUITPLACE system is built on this rating, and you can find some big-priced winners this way.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Form Analysis

I recently created the form analysis. In this, we take LR, 2LR and 3LR and award 1 point for coming top of the ratings in each column. Therefore, a score of 3 is the best you can get. Horses who score 3 in the Form Analysis have a very high strike rate (but often low odds). You will often find handicap horses with a form analysis of 15 winning (at good prices, too). Every day, we publish horses with a form analysis score below 6.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]


I often talk about forgiveness, and if you subscribe to our systems, you’ll notice that we ‘forgive’ certain horses. This is when their LR rating is LOWER than their 2LR rating. This shouldn’t happen, because 2LR is only worth 80% of its original value. That implies it had a mishap in the Last Race, and you may want to forgive the horse this time around. It’s a method for finding high-priced winners (very useful for SUITPLACE system followers).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Progressive Horses

Progressive horses are always to be watched out for. This is when the LR is worth at least 2.5 times the value of the 2LR. If you can find a horse that has progressed from a 2LR of 25, to a LR of – say – 100, then there’s a huge leap in form. This could be a warning (if you’re backing another horse in the race), or a signal that this horse is worth following. Check our progressive horses page every morning.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]