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Tyrion44 | 08:53 Sun 02nd Dec 2018 | Sport
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Looking at the race cards in the Daily Mail for the 2.40 at Newcastle yesterday I saw that many of the horses had their form figures ending with a #. Can anyone explain what this means please. Many thanks.

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It means they have no form for this season. Common at this time of the year for NH
22:02 Sun 02nd Dec 2018
It means they have no form for this season. Common at this time of the year for NH
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Thank you. I have never noticed it being used before.
Thanks for the best answer. I've only seen the hashtag symbol a few times, they normally have a dash to indicate previous season form, or a forward slash if the form is from more than a season ago.
Never seen the # used for this purpose? Tyrion, when you say 'many of the horses' do you mean just 3 of the 11 runners - there were only 3 making their seasonal appearances. If so, AuntLydia is more than likely correct and it may just be a 'Daily Mail' thing. If there were more, it must indicate something else.
I don't think it does actually. One of the horses, Getaway Gerry, with # against it had run on 13 Oct and 3 Nov, so clearly this horse has current form. Sorry I can't find out what the # means but will keep looking. I did see the # against other runners not just at Newcastle on Saturday. Have also looked at Racing Post and Timeform form guides, but they don't use the #.
I think I've cracked it. All the horses with # in the form column, their previous race was in a NH Flat Race. I suppose it's trying to make sure the previous form is not misleading as the races these horses ran in on Saturday were hurdle races.
The hash-tag means the horse has a Twitter account.
Neigh, neigh and thrice neigh, Talbot ...
Wind operation since last run?
This is the first season they have to be reported.
It's to tell you that the # horse can sing#
I don't know when they have time to run/jump, Banana

http://www.dennyweb.com/singing_horses.htm
Angie55 @ 12:42. That seems a reasonable explanation. The Mirror did something similar a few years back, highlighting those horses who usually ran well after a lay off.
There should be an index with the racecard explaining what the various symbols stand for.
They're only printed every so often, spice, not every day.
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Than you everybody. I rarely look at the Daily Mail and was just surprised to see the #.

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