UK Horse Racing's Ratings

Chase Jumping Ability

This is a calculated figure which we aim to show the horse's chance of completing the chase course.

This value is only present in National Hunt chase races as every horse is expected to complete a hurdles race.

The Chase Jumping Ability is calculated from the horse's own inate jumping ability and also the toughness of the course's obstacles. So, a horse running at Aintree, which has harder obstacles, would have a lower ability figure than if it were jumping over Carlisle's easier fences.

The horse's Jumping Ability is rated as a percentage. In other words if the rating is 90% then the horse would be expected to get around nine times out of ten. Our figures tell us to be wary of horses whose Jumping Ability is less than 80%.


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