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Presenting the letter U . . .
Under starter's orders/under orders
A phrase used to signal that a race is about to begin. Once the horses are in the stalls for a Flat race, or have lined up at the start for a jumps race, they are said to be ‘under starter’s orders’ (ie. the jockeys are waiting for the starter’s signal to begin the race).
Not expected to win.
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