Sandown Racecourse is a right handed track with uphill gradients, it is a dual purpose venue holding both flat and jump racing and they have both afternoon and evening meetings. It has been assigned as a grade two course despite holding a group one race, the “Coral Eclipse”, this is the race where we first get to see the clash of the generations (three years old versus older horses) over ten furlongs in the UK at the highest level. There are twelve additional pattern races that are run during the course of the season, with one group two race, eight group three races and finally three listed events.
The draw can play an important part in the outcome of races run round here, where on fast ground I tend to favour low drawn horses, especially in races over five furlongs and if tending to race prominently. Where it can change is when the ground is riding on the slow side or soft, where its not uncommon to see jockeys either ride down the middle of the track in the home straight or come to the near side rail, both depending on where the better ground is, although that decision is sometimes subjective.
The racing is often quite competitive and as a consequence not too many trainers have impressive records to note, from what is noteworthy from the researched data carried out, is below for your information.
Please note: Profit and Loss figures (P/L) is based on level stakes betting of one Euro or Sterling per bet to SP
Trainer: Chris Wall
Any runner contesting a 3yo Handicap race
Bets: 24 Wins:10 Strike Rate: 41.67% P/L+24.13
Additional note; Concentrate on his three year olds in distance races from five furlong to nine furlongs. (There are no six furlong races run at this course).
Trainer: Roger Charlton
Any runner contesting a 3yo+ Handicap race
Bets: 29 Wins:8 Strike Rate: 27.59% P/L+22.74
Additional note; Three to five year olds are the ones that should be of interest, no other horse outside this age group from this stable has won in these circumstances.