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23 Oct 18 15:08
Date Joined: 13 Jun 12
| Topic/replies: 10,384 | Blogger: StillLearning's blog
can't someone summarise a dummy's guide to...what these are please?
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Report Deltâ October 23, 2018 3:09 PM BST
a claimer

you can opt to be claim

or not
Report StillLearning October 23, 2018 3:11 PM BST
ah I see, the clue is in the title really Whoops
Report TheAnorak October 23, 2018 3:13 PM BST
And if you do opt to be available to be claimed, you get a weight reduction off your official handicap mark.
Report Barton Bank October 23, 2018 3:44 PM BST
Hardly anyone is actually putting their horses in to be claimed. Suspect these races may get scrapped.
Report TheFear October 23, 2018 3:55 PM BST
strange why claimers dont take off over here. If i have a horse i value at 10k, i'd put in for 20 and if anyone wants it good luck to them?
Report TheFear October 23, 2018 3:56 PM BST
even if you love the horse they (nearly) all have a price where you have to say good luck to new connections?
Report domino14 October 23, 2018 4:33 PM BST
Optional Claimers are simple to explain.

They are high end handicaps, generally 0-105 or 0-100 or 0-95.

Each horse has the option to be claimed at one of three pre set prices.

If you wish to be claimed for Price A, you can run in the handicap off a 2lb lower rating, for price B, for 4lb lower rating, for price C, for a 6lb lower rating.

Say you own a good solid 1m handicapper, who is rated say 95, but he can't win off that mark, but could win in that class, you can take the option to be allowed in off a lower mark and try and win but as a result you can be claimed at a set price.

The prices are different per race, but they aren't cheap prices. there was one at Goodwood earlier this year where a horse took a 4lb allowance and was in to be claimed for £40,000.
Report dave1357 October 23, 2018 4:43 PM BST

Oct 23, 2018 -- 9:09AM, Deltâ wrote:

a claimeryou can opt to be claimor not

A handicap

you can opt to be a claim

or not


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