Best Of The Rest… 23rd March 2016

It is the week after Cheltenham and there is naturally an aura of retrospect about this week’s Best of the Rest, as we share some ratings updates; a jockey’s view; five more local takeaways; and one of the bigger ‘industry’ news stories.


SportingLife logoBen Linfoot’s View on the Revised Official Ratings

In the slightly curious absence of an official BHA blog on their post-Cheltenham rating updates,’s Ben Linfoot has done their job for them. and done it rather well.

Here’s Ben


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Timeform logoTimeform Ratings Update

Timeform, the most well known private ratings agency, have also published their view of the Cheltenham action. It’s a good foil for the ‘official’ view and is always interesting to compare and contrast the respective opinions of the performances.

Timeform Ratings Update post-Cheltenham


geegeezFive Cheltenham Festival Takeaways
In case you missed it, this was my digest of the week. I cover Ruby and Willie, Pendo, the fatalities, the BHA vs an Irish trainer, and, well, the glory of it all. Worth a read if you’ve not had a look already.

My Five Festival Takeaways


ATR LogoBarry Geraghty on his Festival Rides
Some of Geraghty’s efforts last week divided opinion, so it’s only right to hear from the man himself on how he felt it panned out.

You’ll find Barry here


Guardian LogoBHA and Corruption
Owen Gibson, the Grauniad’s chief sport correspondent, reports on what the BHA’s chief exec, Nick Rust, is proposing to do in the ongoing battle against corruption in the sport.

Owen, Nick and the BHA can be read here

That’s all for this week. Best Of The Rest will return to its normal Tuesday spot next week…


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