Leopardstown Racecourse is a galloping left handed track. The circuit is around a mile and six furlongs in circumference with a three furlong run in from the final bend to the winning post. It is a dual purpose venue hosting both Flat and Jump racing and is certainly one of Ireland’s premier track.
There are 26 pattern races per flat season with two group one races, one group two, fourteen group three races and nine listed events. Their feature race is arguably the Irish Champion Stakes which is run over an extended mile and a quarter that is open to three year olds and older. It takes place in September and the winner usually takes high rank in the International classifications as you will often find (although not always) a clash of generations at a time when the younger generation should they compete be a more mature three year old.
Although the stats indicate there is no perceived draw bias, I still prefer to back horse drawn low to middle in races over seven furlongs to a mile, especially on genuinely fast summer ground as opposed to fast ground and where watering has taken place.
If, there is one trainer to follow at this course then I would pick out Jim Bolger who always has a frequent amount of winners round here. There are two type of races in which he shown to be well qualified as shown below.
Please note: Profit and Loss figures (P/L) is based on level stakes betting of one Euro per bet to SP.
Trainer: J Bolger
Race Type: 3yo+ Handicap races
Bets: 194 Wins: 42 Strike Rate: 21.46% P/L+52.70
Additional notes; Jim bolger’s has a really consistent record in these type of races and in any distance range from five to thirteen furlongs. Where there is a small discrepancy is in staying races from fourteen furlongs and beyond where he has yet to record a winner in the circumstances stated above. So taking this into account will increase the win strike rate and the overall profitability upwards.
Trainer: J Bolger
Race Type: 4yo+ Handicap races
Bets: 70 Wins: 10 Strike Rate: 14.29% P/L+37.00
Additional notes; Best to concentrate on runners that are aged between four and five, all the losers from this yard have come outside this age group.