Carlisle Racecourse is located in the far North West of England in Cumbria and is a dual purpose course. The track’s main claim to fame comes as the site for the first Tote in the UK back in 1929. More recently an evening meeting restricted to just female jockeys has proven very popular with racegoers in the North.
Carlisle Betting Tips
A stiff right-handed track a mile and a half in circumference, the last half mile of the home straight is almost entirely uphill and round a turn. The ground gets very deep in the depths of winter, with stamina an important requisite for consideration. The chase fences are a good test of a horse, especially the open ditch four out that comes up quickly off the home turn.
A 6 furlong sprint course begins flat before joining the main track at the half mile mark and rising sharply uphill. Despite that, Carlisle racecourse favours those who are on the pace, with hold up horses either having to sit and suffer waiting for a gap on the inside or having to come wide, covering more ground to make their challenge.
Carlisle Draw Bias
With a continuous turn to the right up the majority of the sprint course, there is no surprise that there is a bias towards those drawn low on the inside of the curve. However, the bias is not a huge one. As previously stated, races at Carlisle favour front runners, meaning a hold up horse drawn low may not be able to benefit at all from the bias.
Carlisle Betting Trends
Over jumps, both Nicky Richards and Alan Swinbank target races at the track. The former has 17 winners from 66 runners for a + £24.39 profit while the latter is has 16 winners from 52 for a + £29.58 over the last five years.
Karl Burke’s runners have contributed plenty of big price winners to our Carlisle tips, and Carlisle is no different. 58 runners in the last five seasons have provided 14 winners (a 24% strike rate) for +£23.45 level stakes profit.
Ben Curtis is the jockey to follow on the flat. Not only does he boast a 25% strike rate (18 winners from 79 runners), but he has a massive level stakes profit of just over £100 in the past 5 seasons!
Carlisle Feature Races
- Eternal Stakes (Listed) (7f)
- Apollobet Mares Chase (Listed) (2m 4f)
- Colin Parket Memorial Chase (Listed) (2m 4f)