Letter: Ratings iniquity.Byline: P Caldecote
CAN a horse rocket scientist Rocket Scientist
In the world of finance, these are people with science and math degrees who work in the finance field building highly advanced quantitative finance models. These models help banking, insurance and investment firms to price financial instruments. explain why chasers returning to hurdles are allowed to run off an ancient hurdles ratings, whereas debutant De`bu`tant´
n. 1. A person who makes his (or her) first appearance before the public. chasers with hurdles form only can be allotted al·lot
tr.v. al·lot·ted, al·lot·ting, al·lots
1. To parcel out; distribute or apportion: allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.
2. a handicap mark?
Although I have never ridden a horse, I would have thought that experienced chasers who have had hurdling experience in their earlier days would be much more likely to transfer their speed ability back to hurdles than a hurdler trying the more severe obstacles for the first time would be to carry it forward.
If Dempsey runs in a valuable hurdle at Ascot Ascot (ăs`kət), town, Windsor and Maidenhead, S central England. The famous horse races instituted by Queen Anne in 1711 are held annually in June on Ascot Heath. Ascot remains an important social and fashion event, attended by the royal family. off a mark 33lb lower than his chase rating (Racing Post The Racing Post is a British daily horse racing, greyhound racing and sports betting newspaper. It is owned by Sheikh Mohammed and published under a 10 year lease by Trinity Mirror. , September 17), it will be unfair to the other owners and probably spoil the market in such a rare, valuable and high-profile event.
I suggest that if connections want to return a chaser to hurdling, when the chase rating is more than 7lb higher than his hurdle mark the first run back should be in a handicap hurdle worth no more than pounds 3,000 to the winner.
P Caldecote London SW15