Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford City racecourse was formerly known as Great Leighs and is Britain’s newest track opened in 2015.
It is a Polytrack surface, though unlike the other Polytrack courses is a galloping track and most horses can act on it having broad, sweeping turns.
It is a left-handed track of just over a mile in circumference, with seven-furlong and one-mile races starting on different spurs. Races here are usually truly run and whilst this can suit closers if the pace is strong, fast starters can gain a tactical advantage in sprints.
An additional turf track is currently being constructed next to the AWT circuit and this is due to be used in 2020.
There seems to have been a definite bias towards front runners that can be seen in the sats below and it is very hard to come from behind at Chelmsford that is something we can hopefully exploit 🙂
Pace stats for the entire All-Weather tracks as a comparison.
As we can see, on the whole front running sorts fair best, however, Newcastle does favour the hold up’s as much as those who like to race prominently (‘a‘ very nearly equals ‘b‘) and what we will consider when analysing each course……..
Draw & Pace
The chart above is sorted for 5f to 8f at Chelmsford and again shows heavy bias towards front running sorts and those drawn low.
Facts & Figures
Trainer stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 10 qualifying races.
As we tend to focus on 5f – 7f, the following are stats for those distances.
Trainer stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5-7f only) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 10 qualifying races.
Jockey stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5 – 7f) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 10 qualifying races.
Jockey stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5 – 7f Front Runners) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 5 qualifying races.
Jockey stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5 – 8f Hold Up Runners) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 10 qualifying races.
Looking at the above information, there’s not a lot to glean regarding potential hold up jocks at Chelmsford. even Oisin Murphy returns a negative, WIN, PLACE & ROI for his 34-8-12. There’s not too much information to go on to consider the early potential of Messrs, Kirrane & Rodriguez?