Newmarket is the home of horse racing, with more trainers and racehorses in Newmarket than any other town in the world. There are two racecourses in Newmarket. The July course, as the name suggests, is only used in the summer months. It has recently undergone a multi million pound facelift and is now an excellent course with a nice mix of new and old.
Newmarket is a big wide course with a long straight and is described as suiting galloping types.
Draw Bias & Pace Analysis
There aren’t any great biases on this course although if horses get a soft lead races can often be stolen from the front.
The July course actually ranks 6 out of 37 of all the UK courses for front runners. In other words it definitely favours horses that lead. The up hill finish also means that if they go off too fast then the hold up horses will get a chance to swoop particularly over the longer distance and if the ground is soft.
Also when they use the nearside course at Newmarket their is a strip of ground closest to the rail which is thought to be faster.