It is the week after Cheltenham and there is naturally an aura of retrospect about this week's Best of the Rest, as we share some ratings updates; a jockey's view; five more local takeaways; and one of the bigger 'industry' news stories.
In the slightly curious absence of an official BHA blog on their post-Cheltenham rating updates, sportinglife.com's Ben Linfoot has done their job for them. and done it rather well.
Timeform Ratings Update
Timeform, the most well known private ratings agency, have also published their view of the Cheltenham action. It's a good foil for the 'official' view and is always interesting to compare and contrast the respective opinions of the performances.
Five Cheltenham Festival Takeaways
In case you missed it, this was my digest of the week. I cover Ruby and Willie, Pendo, the fatalities, the BHA vs an Irish trainer, and, well, the glory of it all. Worth a read if you've not had a look already.
That's all for this week. Best Of The Rest will return to its normal Tuesday spot next week...