Salisbury Racecourse is located about 3 miles southwest of Salisbury in Wiltshire. Always a popular course with the public, there is easy access from the grandstand to the paddock. The track has good visibility, despite the fact that the action happens on a steady curve towards the stands.
Salisbury Betting Tips
Salisbury racecourse has a mile ‘straight’ course which has a gradual curve to the right in the early stages. On the round course, a loop holds the 1 mile 2 furlong start, followed by a sharp corner and a 7 furlong run for home. The 1 mile 4 furlong races at Salisbury start on the home straight facing the wrong way, heading down the loop at about the 4 furlong pole. On the other hand, 1 mile 6 furlong races are tape started from just behind the winning post.
The loop races downhill and away from the stands. However, the rest of the track is a steady uphill climb that makes the course an excellent test of a horse.It is also a true stamina track when the ground turns soft. Front runners can occasionally steal a march on the field off the tight loop bend in the longer races. But, in general, the track rides very fairly for all.
Salisbury Draw Bias
There is a small bias towards runners drawn low over the sprint trips at Salisbury races, with the inside of the curve helping their cause. The bias diminishes considerably by the time races step up to 7 furlongs or 1 mile. The stands side rail is very much the place to be when the ground is on the soft side.
Salisbury Betting Trends
Two-year-old races are often of good quality, with local Lambourn trainers looking to give their juveniles a good workout. Big Newmarket yards are also heavily represented in these races, with the likes of Galileo Gold a recent maiden winner at the track before progressing on to a Classic winner.
James Doyle has had an excellent record at Salisbury racecourse in recent years (23/95), with an +£83.42 level stakes profit. David Simcock is also worth noting as a trainer to follow at the course with a 27% strike rate with his runners over the past five years for a very solid +£32.30 profit.
Salisbury Feature Races
- Sovereign Stakes (Group 3) (1m)
- Dick Poole Fillies Stakes (Group 3) (6f)