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Have a look at Robnorth’s post and see what he was doing to Grade 1 class horses in handicaps. We’ve seen the likes of Well Chief, Kauto Star, Azertyuiop and Moscow Flyer justify high 170 low 180 ratings based on their handicap form. If the likes of them were giving 30+ length beatings out to the likes of Newmill, War of Attrition, Beef or Salmon etc etc, then it is fare to assume they could easily be rated 200+. The nature of racing has changed since then so it’s most unlikely we’ll ever get to see the chance for them to run to such ratings. Maybe when Kauto Star has won 4 Gold Cups, Nicholls might run him in the Hennessy off 179 after he’s won the boat race and ended Federer’s domianance at Wimbledon.