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 -

Southwell horses stopping like they have been shot!

As we constantly see the term ‘Standard’ being broadcast by Clerks of the Course for All Weather tracks you can be forgiven for assuming that the deviations in the going must be minimal. I can assure that this is far from the case.

As I had alluded to in yesterday’s post ‘Racking up top rated winners at Dundalk’  regarding my concerns on how the going at Southwells meeting may be detrimental to our selections, rain on this surface has the opposite affect to what you might suppose.

Although the surfaces are commonly referred to as ‘sand’ giving the expectation that wet sand will ride quicker than dry, this has never been the case at Southwell. Whereas the Polytrack surfaces at Lingfield Park and Kempton Park ride marginally quicker when wet, the Fibresand surface at Southwell follows the same attributes as turf in becoming slower when wet.

This often manifests itself in horses stopping like theyhave been shot in the final stages of races. Our selection Captain Dunne in Southwell’s 3:50 being a classic example.  


In hindsight, looking at the more surprising winners Reach The Beach 25-1 and Best Tamayuz 25-1, it is not so surprising to see their best form coming on Soft \ Good to Soft ground on turf.

   

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Southwell horses stopping like they have been shot!

As we constantly see the term ‘Standard’ being broadcast by Clerks of the Course for All Weather tracks you can be forgiven for assuming that the deviations in the going must be minimal. I can assure that this is far from the case.

As I had alluded to in yesterday’s post ‘Racking up top rated winners at Dundalk’  regarding my concerns on how the going at Southwells meeting may be detrimental to our selections, rain on this surface has the opposite affect to what you might suppose.

Although the surfaces are commonly referred to as ‘sand’ giving the expectation that wet sand will ride quicker than dry, this has never been the case at Southwell. Whereas the Polytrack surfaces at Lingfield Park and Kempton Park ride marginally quicker when wet, the Fibresand surface at Southwell follows the same attributes as turf in becoming slower when wet.

This often manifests itself in horses stopping like theyhave been shot in the final stages of races. Our selection Captain Dunne in Southwell’s 3:50 being a classic example.  


In hindsight, looking at the more surprising winners Reach The Beach 25-1 and Best Tamayuz 25-1, it is not so surprising to see their best form coming on Soft \ Good to Soft ground on turf.