TopicDifferences in Handicapping Horse Races For Older or Younger Horses

  • Tue 9th Jan 2018 - 4:48am

    The going, as with any race or racecourse plays Target Tipsters a part in the outcome of a race. On soft ground, on the straight track,
    high numbers are advantaged as the camber sees the water drain to the far side running rail, leaving the stands side rail
    the place to be. On the round course, too, you will see jockeys making their way to the stands side rail as they descend
    Tattenham Hill, Tattenham Corner and turn into the straight. There is no doubt that Epsom can be a specialist's track and
    often following a horse that has won over the course or course and distance can reap rich rewards. Also, too, a jockey
    can excel at Epsom or be made to look somewhat of a fool. The greatest exponent of riding Epsom is the now retired Lester

    Ascot racecourse hosts some of the best horse racing in the UK. And of course, the home of Royal Ascot festival.

    Whatever the meeting, however, the same rules apply when it comes to form reading and deciding if your fancy will be
    suited to the track itself. Not all horses will act at Ascot. It will suit some horses more than others and there lies
    the start of the problems for most bettors, experienced and novices alike. So what do we need to know?

    Ascot is a right handed galloping track, an uphill finish with a strong call on stamina. It has a straight mile track

    Horses who need to be held up rather than racing close to the pace are more suited to Ascot. Front runners tend to tire
    near the finish because of the climb to the winning post, whilst a hold up horse, racing mid division or to the rear can
    come with one sustained run and pass those tiring front runners. This advantage to the hold up horse is more noticeable
    in bigger fields of 14 runners or more.


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