Bath Racecourse is located at the top of a hill, about three miles northeast of the city. Its position means that it’s the highest flat course in the country. Bath hosts races from April to October, racing almost once a week through the height of summer. The course has recently undergone a face-lift with new facilities for racegoers. The races often have a lively atmosphere with a substantial catchment area and good sized fields for the each way punter.
Bath Betting Tips
A left-handed galloping track of just over a mile and a half round, the home straight is an almost constant turn to the left with a steady climb from the home turn to the line. Additionally, a sprint course of just under 6 furlongs in length continues on a curve out past the home turn from where there is a 4 furlong run in.
Bath racetrack is the only one in the country without a watering system meaning that ground in the summer tends to ride very quickly, with runners seemingly always on the turn. It is a wide track that favours previous course form; a factor we consider when selecting our tips. There are rarely hard luck stories, with runners fanning wide down the straight.
Bath Draw Bias
Despite the sprint course being a continual turn to the left, it’s actually the high numbers who are favoured. This is despite them having further to go round the bend over both trips. This trend also continues on the round course with the higher numbers favoured. Bath racecourse is a quirky track with an anomaly of a draw bias!
Bath Betting Trends
Adam Kirby has been the man to follow in recent years with a 19 winners from 95 rides resulting in a level stakes profit of + £51.83. It is no surprise then that the trainer to follow has proven to be Clive Cox, the yard having struck up a great rapport with Kirby. The yard’s record of 26 winners from 124 runners at Bath racecourse for a 21% strike rate and a level stakes profit of + £15.10 mean his runners are always considered for our Bath racing tips.
Bath Feature Races
- Lansdown Fillies Stakes (Listed) (5f)
- Beckford Fillies Stakes (Listed) (1m 6f)