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Old 13th March 2014, 10:21 AM
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A number one (TAB) horse in a race here is the top weight or equal top weight. Is anyone aware from what factor(s) the U.K creates their number 1?
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Old 13th March 2014, 11:58 AM
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A number one (TAB) horse in a race here is the top weight or equal top weight. Is anyone aware from what factor(s) the U.K creates their number 1?

Michael,
I'm not entirely sure, but think the may be barrier positions.
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Old 13th March 2014, 12:58 PM
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Thanks, Dennis G.

It seems the barrier draw and the official number of the horse is different - why?

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Old 13th March 2014, 02:03 PM
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It seems the barrier draw and the official number of the horse is different - why?
Curiouser and curiouser. Some venues have the horse number = BP = handicap order. (A bit strange that all toppies start from the inside). Other venues appear totally random, though probably not.

I did see somewhere that BF will list the horses in the expected market order, why I don't know.

Another oddity I remember hearing is that clockwise tracks have a different numbering convention to anti-clockwise. That would throw a spanner in the works of Melb/Syd comparisons...

I did say I'm not entirely sure.... now I'm entirely confused....
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Old 13th March 2014, 02:41 PM
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Over the years I have come across systems where the outright topweight is the selection if the race and/or the horse meets certain conditions - at this moment it seems we can't determine this from the info shown on Betfair, unlike here.
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Old 13th March 2014, 06:01 PM
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UK races are numbered by weight, exactly the same as here.
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Old 13th March 2014, 07:29 PM
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Thanks, Mark.

It's logical so I would assume it also applies to other countries.
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Old 14th March 2014, 06:56 AM
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Pretty sure USA is numbered by barrier draw and not weight, so be careful there.
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Old 14th March 2014, 07:49 AM
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Pretty sure USA is numbered by barrier draw and not weight, so be careful there.

Yeah, they have a 1 and a 1A so not sure what all that is about.
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Old 14th March 2014, 08:36 AM
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BTW. Something to be aware of with TAB #1. If there are 2 equal top-weights then they're put in alphabetical order. So you get 2 TAB 1's one of which is called Tab #2 because of its' name. Knocks hell out of methods/systems that depend on TAB #1. You need to build an @(if filter to pick these up :-)
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