If a horse is running off the same handicap mark
that it has either won or run well off in the same sort and class of race then it is clearly well worth considering.
Done it before There are four course-anddistance winners in the line-up and the runner who races off a handicap mark
closest to his last winning mark is Captain Cullen.
The Warriors are still 5-6 to top the standings at the close of the season despite letting down those who backed them to successfully concede handicap marks
of up to 14 points.
Better novices get big handicap marks
quickly these days, and rightly so.
In the bigger tables for handicaps, the figures on the left (chases & allweather in bold) are the official handicap marks
the horse ran off on its last six runs, adjusted for penalties, overweight and long handicap (jockey's allowance is always added back).
Perhaps for the Grand National there could be a moratorium of a few months so that the best horses could run and win over fences without increasing their handicap marks
Each table gives the usual key trends, form, age, weight handicap marks
etc, plus a winner's profile.