De Kock, Snaith fea­ture in Global Rank­ings

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - THE RACEGOER - DAVID THISELTON

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.

Im­pact Value

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.

Top rid­ers

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.




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