Racing Advice. Hidden Track Specilaists
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Hidden Track Specialists
The term ‘horses for courses’ has been in the English lexicon for quite some time and even though it has become a cliché, we can still use it to make a profit. It is a fact that certain horses simply can’t get enough of a particular track. From their perspective, a specific track could have a shape or going that suits its particular running style.
To be honest, it is difficult to find a horse that specialises in a National Hunt or Flat track because of the variables surrounding the ‘going.’ A horse that excels on ‘good’ going may be all at sea if the ground is ‘good to soft.’ For this reason, I will focus on finding hidden track specialists on All-Weather surfaces.
Best Performing Horses
There are now six racecourses in the UK that host All-Weather Racing. Let’s take a look at horses with excellent records on each of the tracks in the last five years.
Chelmsford City – Polytrack
Shifting Moon: 5 races – 80% win rate
Kempton Park – Polytrack
Believe It: 8 races – 62.5% win rate
Lingfield – Polytrack
Grendisar: 21 races – 33% win rate
Newcastle – Tapeta
Intense Romance: 4 races – 100% win rate
Southwell – Fibresand
Kingscombe: 11 races – 55% win rate
Wolverhampton – Tapeta
Powerful Pierre: 12 races – 50% win rate
Believe It is the epitome of a track specialist. The horse is 5/8 at Kempton but is 2/20 on all other courses, and both wins were also on A/W tracks. All but one of his wins was Class 5 and 6.
Intense Romance is an improving horse but is 2/9 outside of Newcastle A/W although he had a superb recent Class 2 win at York while his Newcastle wins were Class 5 and below.
The Racing Post has a great tool that enables you to check out a horse’s records on every racecourse. Unfortunately, none of the top five form horses in Chelmsford City are running on December 14, 2017.
However, a little bit of digging revealed that Bancnuanaheireann (2 wins from 3) and Pactolus (4 wins and 10 places from 17) are in the 19:15 at Chelmsford City. Bancnuanaheireann is 6/49 in his career but is 2/3 at Chelmsford. However, both wins came in 2015, and the third run was a dismal 11th place out of 12 this year which is why the horse is 32.00 on the exchange.
I hope you found that useful :-)
Information courtesy of the Race Advisor.
Posted on 16th August 2018