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I actually do calculate and use speed ratings in my selections. :o

My method uses my own data (obtained from the net and stored in a database) to determine the finishing time of all runners.. Using this data I determine the relative merit of one horse vs. another at various distances going etc based in time. As I said this is a raw rating as it makes no allowance for going conditions. For accurate speed ratings I supplement my data with those of a speed rating service and TOPSPEED in the racing post.

One word of advice … my limited experience has taught me that horse racing is an art and not a science. Use speed ratings blindly and you will line the pockets of bookies/punters..:angry:

You do need to use speed ratings along with other factors such as draw and preference for ground conditions etc and advice from MR E .. I’ve found his insights to be invaluable. :cool:

If you wish to understand the science of speed ratings I suggest you read “Mordin on Timeâ€ÂÂ