Lingfield Racecourse

 

Lingfield racecourse is possibly the fastest of the all weather tracks in the UK.

The Polytrack surface is has the belief that front runners cannot win at Lingfield and because of this you often get falsely run races as nobody wants to lead.

It is actually possible to win from the front if a horse gets given a soft lead. Otherwise the final turn which is preceded by a downhill section appears to act as a ‘slingshot’ effect, as in cycling. Horses can therefore come from the rear around the outside/centre of the course.

It is thought that the strip closest to the running rail rides much slower than the middle of the track and this has put an end to any ‘low-draw’ bias at Lingfield and it is considered best avoiding low drawn horses who race prominently and who hold the far rail.

Again, we’ll consider and maybe challenge those thoughts below 🙂

 

Course Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pace

Pace stats for the entire All-Weather tracks as a comparison.

All Weather Track Pace Figures - Always Back Winners

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……..

 

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.

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Jockey stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5 – 7f) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 5 qualifying races.

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Jockey stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5 – 7f  Front Runners) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 5 qualifying races.

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Jockey stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5 – 7f  Prominent Runners, Drawn 1-5) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 5 qualifying races.

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Jockey stats 2017-2019 for Handicap races (5 – 8f  Hold Up Runners) only sorted by Impact Value with a minimum 10 qualifying races.

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