Left handed, sharp; the chase course is a figure of eight circuit, whilst the hurdles track is oval. The stiff finish is testing on heavy ground, races often developing from far out. The fences are easy but, given the nature of the track, course specialists abound. On the chase course, the lead rarely changes hands on the run in but often looks as though it might. The paddock exit is situated halfway up the run-in on the hurdles course and can lead to horses idling/ducking out on seeing it. Flights on the hurdles course differ in terms of their location, from inner to outer, though those who race wide on soft/heavy going are at an advantage regardless of the layout.
An interesting track in that the steeplechase course is a figure of eight, so you are very often on the turn, both right- and left-handed. This suits a tricky type of horse who may benefit from the twists and turns to keep them interested. The hurdles track is a left-handed oval and very tight on the bends. It’s a real front-runners’ track over both types of obstacle and it can be tricky to peg back the leaders if you get too far back due to the bends. Jamie Moore rides this track particularly well and is always worth keeping an eye on.
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