Southwell – A Guide to Flat Racecourses

Southwell Racecourse

Southwell Racecourse is a flat, left handed All-Weather track. Its a dual purpose venue with both Flat and Jumps racing taking place at various times of the year. What is unique about this course is the fact its the only UK track that is run on Fibresand which is a different type of synthetic surface associated with other All weather courses.

First of all, the surface is much deeper, and places an emphasis on stamina, even in sprint races. Despite this, the ability to travel well within a race is a desirable trait as those often coming from behind have to negate getting any kickback in their face which can be off putting as one would imagine.

Horses who appear one pace on turf can often take to this surface and quite a few American bred horses have shown an aptitude for the surface, so going through their breeding profile can prove to be useful but remember to check the necessary statistics to see which Sire has a good record with their progeny on the surface.

Some trainers do seem to know what type of horses are required to win on this surface, some of which have a fibresand training surface in the yard which can obviously give them a good indicator which horses are likely to handle it when it really matters.

Here are just some of the trainer stats that may be of use in your quest for profitable winners.

Please note: Profit and Loss figures (P/L) is based on level stakes betting of one Euro per bet to SP.

Course: Southwell

Trainer: John Gosden

Any runner contesting a Non-Handicap race

Bets: 54 Wins:24 Strike Rate: 46.15% P/L+11.97

Course: Southwell

Trainer: Karl Burke

Any runner contesting a 3yo Non-Handicap race

Bets: 36 Wins:9 Strike Rate: 25%% P/L+59.95

Additional note: The win strike rate improves slightly if focusing on runners contesting distance races from six to eight furlongs.

Course: Southwell

Trainer: Daniel Loughnane

Any runner contesting a Non-Handicap race

Bets: 58 Wins:13 Strike Rate: 22.41% P/L+62.49

Additional note; Concentrate on horses between the age of four and seven, if you wish to improve overall win strike rate.