Among the many followers of Horse Racing, there are few that believe that speed handicapping, or any form of handicapping, can provide a total solution to finding winners. There are those that believe that it provides part of the solution and there are those that hold the belief that it offers nothing. I fall very much into the camp that believe it can offer a total solution and that the real issue lies with how speed figures are compiled and viewed. The purpose and motivation behind this blog is to measure speed figures compiled by myself, against one of the most respected and profitable tipsters: ATR's Hugh Taylor.

For each All Weather selection Hugh Taylor makes, I will offer my top rated from my Horse Racing Tips blog as my selection in the race mirroring the stake defined by Hugh Taylor on his selection. This should put Hugh Taylor at distinct advantage with the choice of race and his chosen stake.

It is important that this blog is seen in the right light in that I have the greatest respect and admiration for Hugh Taylor and this is simply to test my mechanical process against a top tipster that uses a multi-faceted selection process.

2014: The Actuary finished the year +25.05 points ahead of Hugh Taylor

Hugh Taylor recorded a profit of +199.79 pts in 2014 for all selections. Subscribers to The Actuary recorded a profit of +400.75 pts on the All Weather!

Sunday, 31 January 2010

31st January 2010

4:55 Bet In Running - Betdaq Apprentice Handicap (CLASS 5)(4yo+ 0-70) Winner £2,590 13 runners 1m

(HT) 1 point Alqaahir -1.00
(TA) 1 point Ocean Legend -1.00

Apprentice Handicaps in my opinion are rarely run to form or at a suitable pace. My top rated LTO is Ocean Legend but it is hard to be dogmatic when few can be conclusively ruled out right down to the rank outsider Sufficient Warning.

Friday, 29 January 2010

29th January 2010

4:00 Marriott Hotel Opening Spring 2010 Handicap (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-85) Winner £4,209 8 runners 5f
(HT) 1 point EW Garstang -2.00
(TA) 1 point EW Inconparable -2.00

Hugh Taylor's choice of race has made life difficult for me to make a selection with my ratings giving a 3 way tie between Billy Red, Incomparable and Master Lightfoot. Billy Red I would prefer over 6f but Incomparable (16-1) and Master Lightfoot (6-1) both have claims. Incomparable is a massive price for a horse rarely out of the frame and Master Lightfoot who experienced traffic problems when finishing 3rd over C&D LTO may be better than the form suggests. As the price is so seductive in a race I would not usually play in Incomparable will be my selection.

5:10 Hotel & Conferencing At Wolverhampton Classified Claiming Stakes (CLASS 5)(4yo+ 0-70) Winner £2,457 9 runners 1m141y

(HT) 2 points EW Shake On It 3RD 8-1 +0.88
(TA) 1 point Convince -1.00

Thursday, 28 January 2010

28th January 2010

7:55 Betdaq The Betting Exchange Handicap (CLASS 5)(4yo+ 0-70) Winner £2,590 10 runners 6f
(HT) 1 point Sherjawy -1.00
(TA) 1 point Hollow Jo -1.00

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

27th January 2010

1:30 Bet African Nations Cup - Betdaq Handicap (CLASS 6)(4yo+ 0-65) Winner £1,774 12 runners 6f
(HT) 1 point Trip Switch -1.00
(TA) 1 point Love You Louis -1.00

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

27th January 2010

3:20 freebets.co.uk Free Bets Handicap (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-85) Winner £4,209 6 runners 1m4f
(HT) 1 point My Friend Fritz -1.00
(TA) 1 point Shadows Lengthen 1ST 11-4 +2.75

4:20 More Jump Racing At Southwell In 2010 Handicap (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £1,774 8 runners 1m
(HT) 1 point Red Valerian Two -1.00
(TA) 5 points Wedding Dream 1ST 11-4 +13.75

Friday, 22 January 2010

22nd January 2010

(HT) 1 point Where's Susie -1.00
(TA) 1 point Isle De Maurice -1.00

(HT) 1 point Fareham Town -1.00
(TA) 1 point Turf Time -1.00

Thursday, 21 January 2010

21st January 2010

2:20 Vic Leer 60 Years Supporting Chelsea F.C. Handicap (CLASS 4)(4yo+ 0-80) Winner £5,181 12 runners 1m
(HT) 2 points Im Ova Ere Dad -2.00
(TA) 1 point Ours 1ST 12-1 +12.00


4:20 Dine In The Horizons Restaurant Handicap (CLASS 7)(4yo+ 0-50) Winner £1,365 12 runners 7f32y
(HT) 2 points See That Girl -2.00
(TA) 1 point Djalalabad -1.00

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

20th January 2010

3:40 Marriott Hotel Opening Spring 2010 Handicap (CLASS 5)(4yo+ 0-75) Winner £2,457 10 runners 5f

(HT) 1 point Even Bolder -1.00
(TA) 1 point Brynfa Boy 1ST 5-2 +2.50

5:00 Bistro In Panoramic Bar & Restaurant Handicap (CLASS 7)(4yo+ 0-50) Winner £1,365 14 runners 1m

(HT) 1 point Global Guest -1.00
(TA) 1 point Musashi -1.00

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

19th January 2010

(HT) 1 point Bushy Dell -1.00
(TA) 1 point Paktolos 1ST 3-1 +3.00

Monday, 18 January 2010

18th January 2010

3:20 Sponsor A Race By Calling 01902 390000 Handicap (CLASS 6)(3yo 0-60) Winner £1,774 10 runners 1m1f103y
(HT) 1 point EW Pie Poudre -2.00
(TA) 1 point The Great Husk -1.00

Vittachi

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Friday, 15 January 2010

15th January 2010

2:40 Lingfield Park Fourball Handicap (CLASS 5)(4yo+ 0-70) Winner £2,457 8 runners 1m4f
(HT) 3 points Winning Show -3.00
(TA) 1 point Calzaghe -1.00

3:40 Bet Masters Snooker - Betdaq Handicap (CLASS 6)(4yo+ 0-55) Winner £1,774 13 runners 1m2f
(HT) 2 points Topflight Wildbird -2.00
(TA) 1 point Too Grand -1.00

4:50 Colin Ridsdale 50th Birthday Celebration Handicap (Div I) (CLASS 6)(4yo+ 0-55) Winner £1,433 13 runners 5f216y
(HT) 1 point Bishopbriggs 1ST 7-2 +3.50
(TA) 1 point Obe Brave -1.00

Thursday, 14 January 2010

14th January 2010

(HT) 3 points Turf Time -3.00
(TA) 1 point Ya Boy Sir -1.00

(HT) 2 points Carr Hall -2.00
(TA) 1 point Coral Shores -1.00

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

13th January 2010

(HT) 2 points Ejeed 1ST 4-1 +8.00
(TA) 1 point Boundless Applause -1.00

(HT) 2 points Totally Focussed 1ST 5-1 +10.00
(TA) 1 point Hallingdal -1.00

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

12th January 2010

(HT) 2 points Dynamo Dave -2.00
(TA) 1 point Golden Prospect -1.00

(HT) 3 points Admiral Cochrane 1st 4-1 +12.00
(TA) 1 point Admiral Cochrane 1st 4-1 +4.00

Monday, 11 January 2010

11th January 2010

(HT) 1 piont EW Armaddy -2.00
(TA) 2 point Graylyn Ruby -2.00

(HT) 1 point EW Libre -2.00
(TA) 1 point Terminate NON RUNNER sub Kirstys Lad -1.00

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Friday, 8 January 2010

Thursday, 7 January 2010

7th January 2010

(TE) 1 piont Angle Of Attack -1.00
(TA) 1 point Bertbrand -1.00

(TE) 1 point Tag Team -1.00
(TA) 1 point Jul's Lad 1st 12-1 +12.00


Tuesday, 5 January 2010

5th January 2010

(TE) 1 point Borasco -1.00
(TA) 1 point West End Lad -1.00

4th January 2010

(TE) 1 point Danger Mullaly 1st 3-1 +3.00
(TA) 1 point Danger Mullaly 1st 3-1 +3.00

2nd January 2010

(HT) 2 points Dig Deep -2.00
(TA) 1 point Caprio -1.00

31st December 2009

(HT) 2 points Mind The Monarch -2.00
(TA) 1 point Mind The Monarch -1.00

(HT) 1 point Roybuoy -1.00
(TA) 1 point Bookiesindex Girl 1st 11-1 +11.00

30th December 2009

(HT) 1 point Ravi River -1.00
(TA) 1 point Dens Gift -1.00

(HT) 1 point EW Loyal Royal 3rd 14-1 +2.50
(TA) 1 point Resplendent Nova -1.00

27th December 2009

(HT) 2 points Grimes Faith -2.00
(TA) 1 point Tartatartufata -1.00

22nd December 2009

(HT) 1 point Desert Dust -1.00
(TA) 1 point Exearti -1.00

(HT) 1 point Mekong Miss -1.00
(TA) 1 point Jazrawy -1.00

21st December 2009

(HT) 1 point Pinball -1.00
(TA) 1 point Seek The Fair Land -1.00

(HT) 1 point Fuzzy Cat -1.00
(TA) 1 point Kinigi -1.00

20th December 2009

(HT) 2 points Perfect Act 1st 13-2 +13.00
(TA) 1 point Rainsborough -1.00

19th December 2009

(HT) 1 point The Geester -1.00
(TA) 1 point Femme De Fer -1.00

(HT) 1 point EW Suits Me 2nd 8-1 +1.00
(TA) 2 points Saphiras Fire -2.00

18th December 2009

(HT) 2 points My Sweet Georgia -2.00
(TA) 5 points Hit The Switch 1st 2-1 +10.00

(HT) 2 points Spring Hawk -2.00
(TA) 1 point Follow The Sun -1.00

17th December 2009

(HT) 1 point EW Almahaza 2nd 9-2 +0.13
(TA) 5 points General Tufto -5.00

(HT) 1 point Full Toss -1.00
(TA) 1 point Laterly -1.00

16th December 2009

(HT) 2 points Tamino 1st 4-1 +8.00
(TA) 1 point Makshoof -1.00

(HT) 1 point Traphalgar -1.00
(TA) 1 point Hallingdal -1.00

14th December 2009

(HT) 2 points Diktatorship -2.00
(TA) 1 point Colourful Move -1.00

(HT) 1 point EW Ella Woodcock 1st 6-1 +7.20
(TA) 5 points Ella Woodcock 1st 6-1 +30.00

13th December 2009

(HT) 1 point Yankee Storm -1.00
(TA) 1 point Lethal -1.00

(HT) 1 point EW Grey Boy
(TA) 1 point Seek The Fair Land 1st 11-8 +1.38

11th December 2009

(HT) 1 point Desert Dust -1.00
(TA) 1 point Golden Dixie -1.00

(HT) 1 point Scopey -1.00
(TA) 1 point Fly By Nellie -1.00

9th December 2009

(HT) 1 points EW Dinner Date -2.00
(TA) 1 point Green Wadi -1.00

7th December 2009

(HT) 1 point My Jeanie -1.00
(TA) 1 point Dovedon Angel -1.00

(HT) 1 point EW Young Dottie 1st 6-1 +7.20
(TA) 1 point Alfie Tupper -1.00

6th December 2009

(HT) 2 points Pinball -2.00
(TA) 1 point Spinning Bailiwick 1st 2-1 +2.00

(HT) 2 points Batchworth Blaise 1st 10-1 +20.00
(TA) 1 point Parkview Love -1.00

4th December 2009

(HT) 1 point Rondeau -1.00
(TA) 1 point Silver Guest -1.00

3rd December 2009

(HT) 2 points Hellbender -2.00
(TA) 1 point Tourist -1.00

2nd December 2009

(HT) 1 point Turfwolke -1.00
(TA) 1 point Harting Hill 1st 9-4 +2.25

1st December 2009

(HT) 1 point Romantic Queen -1.00
(TA) 1 pointGreen Velvet -1.00

(HT) 1 point Elusive Ronnie -1.00
(TA) 1 point Elusive Ronnie - 1.00

30th November 2009

(HT) 1 point EW Debdene Bank -2.00
(TA) 1 point Prince Charlemagne 1st 7-1 +7.00

(HT) 1 point EW Cause For Applause -2.00
(TA) 1 point Ten Pole Tudor -1.00

28th November 2009

(HT) 1 point Chookie Hamilton -1.00
(TA) 1 point Coeur De Lionne -1.00

27th November 2009

(HT) 2 points Ability N Delivery -2.00
(TA) 1 point Caledonia Princess -1.00

(HT) 2 points Win 1 point EW Clayton Flick -4.00
(TA) 1 point Duke Of Rainford -1.00

26th November 2009

(HT) 1 point EW Bella Charlie -2.00
(TA) 1 point Richboy -1.00

25th November 2009

(HT) 1 point December Draw -1.00
(TA) 1 point Hawaana -1.00

(HT) 1 point Mount Usher -1.00
(TA) 1 point Seventh Hill -1.00

(HT) 1 point Orsett Lad -1.00
(TA) 1 point Creevy -1.00

24th November 2009

(HT) 3 points Royal Keva -3.00
(TA) 1 point Castle Myth -1.00

(HT) 3 points Premier Lad -3.00
(TA) 1 point A Big Sky Brewing -1.00

19th November 2009

(HT) 2 points Fantastic Cuix -2.00
(TA) 1 point Always Roses -1.00

(HT) 1 point North Shadow -1.00
(TA) 1 point Cape Kimberley -1.00

18th November 2009

(HT) 1 point Miss Starlight -1.00
(TA) 2 points Diam Queen 1st 7-2 +7.00

(HT) 1 point Gallantry -1.00
(TA) 1 point King´s Colour 1st 11-2 +5.50

(HT) 3 points Goodbye Cash -3.00
(TA) 1 poiint King Of Defence - 1.00

17th November 2009

(HT) 1 point EW Princess Shamal -2.00
(TA) 1 point Miss Taken -1.00

16th November 2009

(HT) 1 point EW Augustus John 3rd 11-2 +0.10
(TA) 1 point Force Group -1.00

(HT) 1 point Ivory Silk -1.00
(TA) 1 point Rebel Duke -1.00

14th November 2009

(HT) 2 points EW Doric Lady 1st 14-1 +33.60
(TA) 1 point Ektimaal -1.00

13th November 2009

(HT) 2 points Hurakan 1st 11-4 +5.50
(TA) 1 point Ensnare -1.00

(HT) 2 point Karashar -2.00
(TA) 2 points Resplendent Ace -2.00

(HT) 2 points Megalo Maniac -2.00
(TA) 1 point Welcome Approach -1.00

12th November 2009

(HT) 1 point The City Kid -1.00
(TA) 1 point Mister Jingles -1.00

(HT) 1 point Win 1 point EW Kersivay -3.00
(TA) 1 point Kersivay -1.00

(HT) 2 points EW The Sound Of Thunder -4.00
(TA) 1 point Nafura 1st 10-11 +0.91

11th November 2009

(HT) 3 points Amno Dancer -3.00
(TA) 1 point Miss Taken -1.00

(HT) 1 point EW Swinbrook -2.00
(TA) 1 point Bonnie Prince Blue -1.00

6th November 2009

(HT) 1 point Lesley's Choice 1st 5-1 +5
(TA) 1 point Feelin Foxy -1

Friday, 1 January 2010

5th November 2009

(HT) 1 point Hightime Heroine -1
(TA) 1 point Fathsta -1

(HT) 2 point EW Dubai Diva 1st 10-1 +12.00
(TA) 1 point Little Carmela -1
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4th November 2009

(HT) 2 points Catchanova -3
(TA) 1 point Nave 1st 3-1 +3.00
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2nd November 2009

(HT) 3 points Youcanalwaysdream -3
(TA) 3 points Tartufo Dolce 1st 11-2 +16.50
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1st November 2009

(HT) 1 point Harty Boy -1
(TA) 1 piont Clerical -1

(HT) 2 points EW Forest Dane 3rd 7-1 +0.40
(TA) 1 point Louphole -1
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