Towcester Racecourse is a National Hunt course situated in Northamptonshire and holds 18 meetings between October and May. It’s one of the most picturesque courses in Britain and has recently undergone development to improve the racing experience. Towcester also hosts popular greyhound meetings. Fans of legendary jockey AP McCoy will have fond memories of the course. Back in November 2013, the champion jockey rode his 4,000th career winner at Towcester aboard Mountain Tunes in the Weatherbys Novices’ Hurdle.
Towcester Betting Tips
Towcester has a stiff, right-handed track measuring 1 mile 6 furlongs in circumference and it has some testing sharp bends. The most notable feature of Towcester racecourse is the uphill mile finish which has caught out many a horse, particularly those who were seemingly going well prior to meeting it. The steeplechase course has ten fences, including two open ditches and a water jump. The hurdles course has six flights and both courses have two obstacles to jump in the home straight.
The fences here are quite forgiving. This is just as well considering the circuit is one of the toughest tests for jumps horses in Britain. After turning the home straight, jockeys prepare their horses for a 6 furlong descent before a steep hill for the next mile, which includes a sharp climb to the first fence. When the going is on the heavier side, our Towcester tips will often focus on strong gallopers. In extreme cases, it can even be advantageous to side with a plodder on bottomless ground. The demanding nature of the track means that horses with previous course winning form should be first on the shortlist.
Towcester Betting Trends
There are no real standout trainers in terms of prize money over the last three years at Towcester races. Ben Pauling has an impressive record, with his chasers winning six and placing in three of his 11 mounts. Away from the larger obstacles, Nicky Henderson leads the way with a strike rate of 54.55% over hurdles and 30% in bumpers.
David Bass has been the man to follow here since 2013. He boasts six winners and four places from his 15 rides in chases and also five winners and seven places from his 18 rides over hurdles. Between both forms of racing he’s amassed +£15.93 profit per race. This is no easy feat at a course as difficult as this.