THIS WEEKS ALL WEATHER FIXTURES - 26th March KEMPTON PARK- 27th March WOLVERHAMPTON- 29th March WOLVERHAMPTON - 30th March LINGFIELD PARK, KEMPTON PARK & SOUTHWELL - 31st March WOLVERHAMPTON & CHELMSFORD CITY - 1ST aPRIL LINGFIELD PARK & WOLVERHAMPTON - 2nd April KEMPTON PARK -

Wary of Wolverhampton and FC!

The start of another week and we begin to see the frequency of meetings starting to ramp up with a meeting every day. Kempton Park today and Tuesday Lingfield Park hosts its first ALL All Weather card since the spring.  

After my comments yesterday regarding Ferguson Cameron and Wolverhampton, I had more than the usual number of emails asking which of the four All Weather tracks is the most profitable for us. As this question is not new to me I have become well versed in knocking back the question as the answer to the question is not quite as simple as one might imagine.

I realised after monitoring the courses myself over the years that consideration has to be made based upon opportunities for horses, class of race, frequency of meetings and a host of other factors far too time consuming to continue my efforts. The one thing that always became apparent is that Wolverhampton was always at the bottom of the list. This could be due to the standard of racing (based upon Southwell being third of the four) but considering Wolverhampton is the same surface as Lingfield and Kempton I have always put it down to Ferguson Cameron's stewardship of the surface. Neither of the fore mention have the same depth of going variation as Wolverhampton. Having two meetings back to back (Friday and Saturday) where the going was changed so much simply wouldn't happen at any other course other than by an act of god.

Rather than defining the going at Wolverhampton as consistently Standard, there are enough words in the English language to be more descriptive and I would chose 'Erratic'

For the record, by percentage of profitability here are the figures for each course:   
  
Lingfield Park
40.35%
Kempton Park
31.30%
Southwell
15.46%
Wolverhampton
12.88%


This all may leave you think simply ignore Wolverhampton, but unfortunately the form is all interlinked between tracks. Also consider that a 12.88% profit is better than a loss!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Wary of Wolverhampton and FC!

The start of another week and we begin to see the frequency of meetings starting to ramp up with a meeting every day. Kempton Park today and Tuesday Lingfield Park hosts its first ALL All Weather card since the spring.  

After my comments yesterday regarding Ferguson Cameron and Wolverhampton, I had more than the usual number of emails asking which of the four All Weather tracks is the most profitable for us. As this question is not new to me I have become well versed in knocking back the question as the answer to the question is not quite as simple as one might imagine.

I realised after monitoring the courses myself over the years that consideration has to be made based upon opportunities for horses, class of race, frequency of meetings and a host of other factors far too time consuming to continue my efforts. The one thing that always became apparent is that Wolverhampton was always at the bottom of the list. This could be due to the standard of racing (based upon Southwell being third of the four) but considering Wolverhampton is the same surface as Lingfield and Kempton I have always put it down to Ferguson Cameron's stewardship of the surface. Neither of the fore mention have the same depth of going variation as Wolverhampton. Having two meetings back to back (Friday and Saturday) where the going was changed so much simply wouldn't happen at any other course other than by an act of god.

Rather than defining the going at Wolverhampton as consistently Standard, there are enough words in the English language to be more descriptive and I would chose 'Erratic'

For the record, by percentage of profitability here are the figures for each course:   
  
Lingfield Park
40.35%
Kempton Park
31.30%
Southwell
15.46%
Wolverhampton
12.88%


This all may leave you think simply ignore Wolverhampton, but unfortunately the form is all interlinked between tracks. Also consider that a 12.88% profit is better than a loss!