IDIOMS

cut up

(informal, racing) Comprise a particular selection of runners.

Example:   With a little practice, you can cut up a whole chicken yourself for frying.
  The attackers cut him up pretty bad.
1843, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, Stave 1
  And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event...
  The reviewer cut up the book mercilessly.
  We need to talk about Johnny's tendency to cut up in class.
2005, Richard Hunter, Righteous Indignation: Driving Psychology, AuthorHouse, ISBN 978-1-4259-0160-8, page 42:
  If you are a victim of Road Rage, this normally means you may have inadvertently cut someone up on the road, or he may perceive that you have cut him up.
2006, Jane M. Ussher, Managing the Monstrous Feminine: Regulating the Reproductive Body, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-32810-4, page 170:
  The third gave an account of losing her temper in traffic, after being cut up by another driver, then bursting into tears.
a. 2007, “Jones” (former police officer; possible pseudonym), quoted in Tom Rennie, Governors, Guns and Money, Lulu.com, ISBN 978-1-8479-9154-6, page 78:
  One night coming home from work, I was driving through a quiet housing estate and had a driver cut me up. I had my window open, and mouthed some obscenity towards him.
2012 May 9, Jonathan Wilson, “Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atlético Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao”[1], the Guardian:
  The first match in the magnificent new national stadium was a Euro 2012 qualifier between Romania and France that soon descended into farce as the pitch cut up and players struggled to maintain their footing. Amorebieta at times seemed to be paying homage to that game, but nobody else seemed to have a problem; it was just that Falcao was far better than him.
Thackeray
  When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan Pendennis.
  The race has cut up badly with no real opposition to Serendipity