De Kock, Snaith feature in Global Rankings
MIKE DE KOCK and Justin Snaith are in the top 30 of the latest Thoroughbredracing (TRC) Global Rankings which were calculated on January 6, the day after the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, and Anton Marcus is in the top 30 jockeys.
The TRC Global Rankings, which are done weekly, are a measure of an individual's level of achievement over a rolling three-year period.
They are based on the quality of performances in Group and Graded races.
There are about 1 450 qualifying races around the world every year.
In general, horses achieve higher marks in the United States, Britain, Ireland, France, Japan and Australia than they do in some other major racing nations, like Chile, South Africa and Germany, so their trainers, owners, jockeys and stallions are largely higher in the rankings.
De Kock is in joint 25th place. His 84 qualifying runners have had 206 runs and he has won nine Grade 1s, eight Grade 2s and eight Grade 3s.
His Impact Value (IV) is 1,20. The IV is a measurement of relative strike-rate taking field sizes into account.
As a rough guide: if one has a 10% strike-rate in 10-runner races your IV is 1.00.
If you have a five percent strike-rate in these races, IV is 0.50 and, if you have a 20 percent strike-rate, it is 2.00.
The number one ranked trainer in the ratings, Bob Baffert, has an IV of 1,75, which is the joint highest IV in the ratings along with Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby.
De Kock’s time-decayed
Rating (tRPR) is
This figure is based on the performances of the relevant horses but a weighting is built in meaning the performances count for less as the horses get older.
The highest tRPR achieved has been by Aidan O’Brien on 97,88.
He has also had the most Group or Graded winners in the three year rolling period with 64 Group 1s, 42 Group 2s and 62 Group 3s.
The final rating is derived from a combination of the IV and the tRPR.
Therefore, O’Brien finishes second to Baffert as his IV of 1,46 is lower.
Baffert has 1075 points to O’Brien’s 1074.
De Kock is on 982 points. Snaith’s 54 runners have had 142 runs and he has won 13 Grade 1s, one Grade 2 and three Grade 3s.
His IV is 1,23 and his tRPR is 86,69.
He has 978 points and his Queen’s Plate and Cartier Paddock Stakes wins last weekend helped him rise 16 places in the rankings. De Kock rose five places.
Brett Crawford was in 50th place on 966 points and Sean Tarry was in 54th place on 961 points.
Anton Marcus is the leading South African jockey on the TRC rankings in joint 25th place. His 51 runners have had 76 runs and he has won 17 Grade 1s, one Grade 2 and one Grade 3.
However, as far as IV goes “Superman” is not surprisingly in the top ten.
His IV of 1,68 is identical to the legendary Frankie Dettori’s.
However, Marcus does not get the quality of mounts of the top riders in the world and his tRPR is a relatively lowly 84,32.
His total points are 996. Australian-based Glyn Schofield is the only other South African in the top 50 in joint 41st place on 979 points.
Queen’s Plate and Paddock Stakes winning rider Richard Fourie rose 14 places to 75th, the Hong Kong-based trio Karis Teetan, Grant van Niekerk and Callan Murray are in 87th, 89th and joint 93rd places respectively and the side-lined Anthony Delpech is still in the top 100 in joint 93rd place.
MIKE DE KOCK