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Doncaster


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Left Handed
Galloping
Flat
Long run in (5f)

1m7f110y pear shaped course with a long run in which extends to a straight mile.
There is a straight course of 1m
It favours the C&D winner.

Pace - prominent winners

Off the pace handicappers win here.

Draw

Low numbers are favoured on the round course and have a slight advantage on the straight course in soft ground.

Similar Courses

Ayr
Haydock
Newbury
Nottingham
Redcar
Yarmouth
York

Distance Tightness Bends
5f   0
5f140y   0
6f   0
6f110y   0
7f   0
1m (STR)   0
1m (RND) Galloping 1
1m2f60y Galloping 2
1m4f Galloping 3
1m6f132y Galloping 3
2m110y Galloping 5
2m2f Galloping 5

website : www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk



Epsom


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Left Handed
Undulating
Tight
Long run in (just under 4f)

This is a 1m4f U shaped course with easy turns.
The 5f straight course us undulating and downhill all the way making it the fastest 5f in the world.
A fast break is essential in sprints.
Epsom form does not transfer well.

Handicaps Oppose top rated on speed vigorously.

Non-Handicaps Follow horses top rated on speed.

Pace - prominent winners

9f+ Mid-division and behind.

Draw

High numbers are favoured on the 5f course.
Low numbers on the round course except on soft ground.

Similar Courses

Catterick
Lingfield (Turf)

Distance Tightness Bends
5f   0
6f Tight 1
7f Tight 2
1m114y Tight 2
1m2f18y Tight 2
1m4f10y Tight 2

website : www.epsomderby.co.uk



Ffos Las


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Left handed
Galloping
Flat

Opened in June 2009, the first racecourse to open in Wales since 1937. The course is a 1m4f oval and is 60m wide with a straight course for 5f and 6f races. There are miles and miles or drainage.

Similar Courses

None

Distance Tightness Bends
5f Galloping 0
6f Galloping 0
1m2f Galloping 1
1m4f Galloping 2
1m6f Galloping 2

website : www.ffoslasracecourse.com

Folkestone


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Right Handed
Tight
Undulating
Uphill
Run in of 2.5f
6f straight course

This 1m3f oval favours top weights in handicaps.
There is a 6f straight course.
Oppose favourites who gained their status by being top rated on form.

Handicaps Favours top weights.

Pace - prominent winners

Tends to favour those racing prominently.

Draw LOW = inside (far) HIGH = stand side (near, outside)

High numbers on the round course.
On soft ground high numbers are favoured in sprints.

Similar Courses

None

Distance Tightness Bends
5f   0
6f   0
6f189y Tight 2
7f   0
1m1f149y Tight 3
1m4f Tight 4
1m7f92y Tight 4
2m93y Tight 4

website : www.folkestone-racecourse.co.uk



Goodwood


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Right Handed
Tight
Undulating
Long run in uphill

This pear shaped course turns back on itself.
There is a 6f straight course.
Favours jockeys with good record here.
Favours C&D winners but not in sprints.
Horses placed at Newmarket win here.
Specialists track notorious for trouble in running.

Handicaps Form does not transfer to here.

Non-Handicaps Favourites win.

Pace - prominent winners

9f and 10f mid-division and behind is favoured.

Draw HIGH = inside (far) LOW = stand side (near, outside)

High numbers are slightly favoured on the round course but this is negated in the wet.
Low numbers are favoured in sprints.

Similar Courses

None

Distance Tightness Bends
5f   0
6f   0
7f Average 1
1m Average 1
1m1f Tight 2
1m1f192y Tight 2
1m2f Tight 2
1m3f Tight 2
1m4f Tight 3
1m6f Tight 4
2m Tight 4
2m4f Tight 6
1m5f Tight 6

website : www.goodwood.co.uk/horse-racing/goodwood-racecourse.aspx



Hamilton


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Right Handed
Tight
Undulating
Long run in (5.5f) uphill (severe)

This is a 1m5f pear shaped course with a 6f straight course.
C&D winners do well.
Not the best track to step a horse up in distance.
Forget established form and look for trainers and jockeys who do well here.

Handicaps Favourite backers paradise.
Well fancied 2yos get backed into favourite and win.
Ensure favourite has a good speed figure.

Pace - prominent winners

In 5f and 6f sprints prominent runners do well.
11f+ mid division and behind.

Draw HIGH = inside (far) LOW = stand side (near, outside)

A middle to high draw is essential in sprints on soft ground while high numbers are also best in races over 1m65y.

Similar Courses

None

Distance Tightness Bends
5f4y   0
5f200y   0
6f5y   0
1m65y Tight 3
1m1f36y Tight 3
1m3f16y Tight 4
1m4f17y Tight 4
1m5f9y Tight 4

website : www.hamilton-park.co.uk



Haydock


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Left Handed
Galloping
Almost flat
Long run in (4.5f)

This is an oval track 1m5f round.
Straight course is 6f long.
Sprints favour C&D winners.

Handicaps Form does not transfer well to here with the exception of Newcastle handicaps.

Non-Handicaps Top rated on form and speed do well.

Pace - prominent winners

Front runners perform slightly below average.

Draw LOW = inside (far) HIGH = stand side (near, outside)

High is best in sprints when stalls are on stands side especially on soft.
It is more even when the stalls are in the centre.
At 7f+ the advantage switches to low.

Similar Courses

Ayr
Doncaster
Newbury
Nottingham
Redcar
Yarmouth
York

Distance Tightness Bends
5f   0
6f   0
7f30y Average 2
1m30y Average 2
1m2f120y Average 2
1m3f200y Average 3
1m6f Average 4
2m45y Average 4

website : www.haydock-park.co.uk



Leicester


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Right Handed
Stiff
Undulating
Uphill
Long run in (5f)

This 1m5f oval favours the C&D winner except in sprints.
The straight course is 1m8y long.
Southern trainers often give horses a prepatory run at Salisbury before bringing them here.

Non-Handicaps Oppose short priced favourites.

Pace - prominent winners

Suits horses racing handily.

Draw LOW = inside (far) HIGH = stand side (near, outside)

Low can have an edge on the round course but high can benefit if the pace is too strong.
Middle is the most reliable draw on the sprint course.

Similar Courses

Carlisle

Distance Tightness Bends
5f2y   0
5f218y   0
7f9y   0
1m8y   0
1m9y   0
1m60y   0
1m1f218y Average 2
1m3f198y Average 2

website : www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk



Lingfield


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Left Handed
Undulating
Short run in
7f140y straight course

This 1m2f triangle needs a horse to keep up with the pace.
There is a 7f140y straight course.
A decent break is essential.

Pace - prominent winners

Front runners have a relatively poor record compared to most tracks.

Draw LOW = inside (far) HIGH = stand side (near, outside)

Low is normally favoured on the round course.
On the straight course a position close to either rail is often advantageous so middle can be disadvantaged.
Any bias is generally slight with the perception that low must be best is not confirmed by statistics so high can be value.

Similar Courses

Catterick
Epsom

Distance Tightness Bends
5f   0
6f   0
7f   0
7f140y   0
1m1f Tight 3
1m1f46y Tight 3
1m2f Tight 3
1m2f59y Tight 3
1m3f106y Tight 3
1m3f176y Tight 3
1m6f Tight 4
2m Tight 4

website : www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk



 

 

 

 

 

 

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