Horse Racing Penalty Carriers
In uk horse racing terms “a penalty” is extra weight
a horse must carry.
Normally it is applied if a horse has a second race
a few days after a win.
The official handicapper may not have had time to
reassess the horses official handicap mark
and due to the lack of time simply forces the horse
to carry penalty weight next time out.
It is I guess a system intended to stop
horses winning several times in very quick succession
from an over lenient handicap mark before the handicapper
has a chance to do his calculations and re assess the official handicap mark.
Penalty carries however have two obvious things going for them.
Having just won a race they are obviously
– in good form
– have proven ability.
You can’t just back them all blindly and expect to make a profit however.
But with a bit of research you can certainly find past profitable niches
within penalty carriers.
See the article below for further reading.