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Brisnet Race Ratings and Average Competitive Level.

Among the vast array of statistics found in the Brisnet Ulimate Past Performances and Race Summary are race and class ratings. Found in the Race Summary are two columns, one headed "Avg Race Rtng" and another headed "ACL".

The Average Race Rating (Avg Race Rtng) is an average of a horse’s most recent Bris Race Ratings at today’s distance/surface category. Bris Race Ratings measures how strong a field was not on the race classification but on the actual horses that raced. The higher the number is, the better the quality of the field the horse faced. For more information please refer to the “BRIS CLASS AND RACE RATING FAQ” found in the Library of the Brisnet web site.

The Average Competitive Level (ACL) is a rating based on the Race Ratings when finishing in the money. Parentheses indicate a rating that was not at today’s distance and surface. For a detailed explanation of the ACL, please refer to the “AVERAGE COMPETITIVE LEVEL” article found in the Library of the Brisnet web site.

An interesting exercise is to find horses that are rated first on both the Average Race Ratings as well as on Average Competitive Level. A few are seen on Saturday at Calder.

Race 2. #1 VOLADOR is also the leader on the Speed Last Race, Average Class Level Last 3, Early Pace Last Race categories in the Ultimate Race Summary as well as being the Prime Power Pick. With the best early pace ratings in the race Volador could be a good bet to go wire-to-wire and is 5/1 on the morning line.

 Race 4. Similar to Volador, #4 DIGNIFIED ESSENCE is also top ranked on several categories in the Race Summary. Trained by Henry Suckie who is haveing a productive Calder meet, Dignified Essence, who is 3/1 on the morning line, has a good stalking running style in a race full of speed.

Race 5. #8 CAIXA ELETONICA is the morning line choice at 2/1 and is also the Prime Power pick. A winner of seven out of 17 tries at Calder, the chestnut colt has good late pace figures and will be closing late.

Race 6. At 20/1 on the morning line, #10 FRESH CALL may be worth a long look. Although the mare showed little in her last start, that performance may be excused for being run on a sloppy track as Fresh Call is now winless in 11 starts in those conditions. That was Fresh Call's first start for trainer Larry Hall who has won with 17 percent of runners that are making their second for his barn.

Race 10. #3 FEARLESS EAGLE has not run for 91 days but his trainer, Edward Plesa wins with 16 percent of his starters returning off this type of layoff. With plenty of early speed entered Fearless Eagle, who is 5/1 on the morning line and second ranked on the Current Class category in the Race Summary, should get a good off the pace trip.

Tim Holland 10-9-09.

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