Nailed on
The selection which is considered to be a racing ‘certainty’.

Journalist, tipster or columnist’s best bet of the day or meeting.

Slang for odds of 7/1.

Non runner
This is a selection that does not take part in a race or event for which it is entered.

Not under orders
On the ‘off’ of a race the flag is raised, and any runner withdrawn before the signal is deemed not to have come ‘under starter’s orders’. Your stake on such a selection would be returned but any winning bets on the Race may be subject to a ‘Rule 4.’

Novices race
A hurdle or steeplechase for horses that have not won a hurdle or chase respectively before 1 May of the current season.

Nursery handicap
A handicap race confined to two-year-old horses.