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    bigbrownbeastie
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    The horse ‘Make Up’ ran on saturday 17/09/2011 in the 1.40 at Ayr and the weight on the racing post website is displayed as
    7-10 ow1 oh2

    Can anyone explain to me what the oh2 stands for?

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    Grey Desire
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    Out of the handicap.

    Ran off a two pound higher mark than it’s actual rating (although on the flat horses rated less than 45 are rated as if they are 45 for handicaps).

    Youandme was 2nd at Uttoxeter today from 23lb ‘wrong’ (should have carried 8-5 but with the lowest weight allowed at 10-0 it couldn’t)

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    robnorthrobnorth
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    It means the horse is two pounds out of the ‘handicap’. Due to the fact that its rating takes it below the minimum weight to be carried in the race it has to carry more weight than it should. In the example you give it’s slightly complicated by the fact that it’s also carrying a pound of jockey’s overweight, and also that Natalia Gemelova was claiming 3 pounds allowance!

    Make Up’s official rating for the race was 56. Because the original top weight (ironically a non-runner) was rated 81 and carrying 9-7 then taking 25lbs off would have meant Make Up would be set to carrying 7-10. Since the minimum weight for the race is 7-12 then he has 2oh (2lbs over his handicap weight). Natalia Gemelova’s claim should have reduced his weight to 7-9 (3lbs less), but she could only ride at 7-10, hence the 1lb overweight as well as 2lbs out of handicap.

    Rob

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    bigbrownbeastie
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    Thank you very much for the quick informative responses :D

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