Leicester Racecourse – A Guide to Flat Racecourses

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse is a stiff, undulating (uphill gradients) right handed track with a circuit length of around fourteen furlongs. It is a dual purpose course hosting both Flat and Jumps racing and is listed as a grade three track. The King Richard Stakes, a listed race, is the only pattern race that takes place at the venue.

Occasionally, the course has been host to some useful juvenile prospects down the years, but not too many trainers have been profitable to follow in this division.

The exceptions are runners from the Peter Chappel-Hyam stable and Richard Fahey in sprint races.

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

Peter Chappel-Hyam

2yo runners contesting a Non-Handicap

Bets: 44 Wins: 9 Strike Rate: 20.45% P/L+63.98

Richard Fahey

2yo runners contesting a Non-Handicap in sprint races (five to six furlongs)

Bets: 36 Wins: 6 Strike Rate: 16.67% P/L+56.63

Moving on to handicap races, there are two trainers of note. One of which is Hendry Candy who has on more than one occasion mention his affinity for the course, this is partly supported by his results in 3yo+ handicaps.

Hendry Candy

Any runner contesting a 3yo+ Handicap

Bets: 43 Wins: 10 Strike Rate: 23.26% P/L+35.25

The win strike rate is increased if focusing just on fillies and mares with a 29% ratio of winners to losers being reached and only 21% with colts or geldings, however, both have so far proven to be profitable to level stakes and he is fairly selective with his entries.

The runners from the stable of Luca Cumani should be noted when they contest a 3yo+ Handicap at the venue, especially if you prefer a decent win strike rate as illustrated below.

Luca Cumani

Any runner contesting a 3yo+ Handicap

Bets: 29 Wins: 12 Strike Rate: 41.38% P/L+35.78

It should be mentioned that all of the winners were either aged three or four but then again so were all the losers, so he seems fairly specific what type of horse he sends in terms of physical development and rate of mental maturity.

One other consideration, is the distance of the race, with all of the winners coming in races from seven furlongs to twelve furlongs.

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