Warwick Racecourse is located about 30 miles to the south of Birmingham. Since part way through 2014 it has become a jumps only track. An unfortunate incident on the flat saw the track decide to remove flat racing from the calendar and move towards their vision of becoming one of the best small jumping tracks in the country.
Warwick Betting Tips
At approximately 13 furlongs round, the defining feature of the Warwick racecourse is the quick up and downhill that the horses take directly across from the stands. Apart from that, the track is flat with a short home straight. The ability to travel well through races is key here as it is a relatively sharp track. Consequently, horses tend to go at a proper gallop. Despite the fact that it is a speed track by nature, it tends to get very soft in the winter and this is no place to send a horse to prove their stamina.
Warwick Betting Trends
The chase course is built around the five fences that come up quickly down the side straight. These make Warwick races an excellent test for a novice chaser. Therefore, it is no surprise that the likes of Flagship Uberalles, Finian’s Rainbow and Voy Por Ustedes have won the Kingmaker Chase. The experience of the Warwick fences stands all contenders in good stead for the jumping test at the Cheltenham Festival the following month, as well as giving punters a better idea of which horses will cope in the big races..
When looking for Warwick tips, Neil Fehily has been the jockey to follow in recent times. He has a sound 21% strike rate (18/86) returning a level stakes profit of +£27.33. Willie Mullins has farmed the track as well of late, winning with seven of the 11 runners that he has sent across from Closutton to the Midlands track. Generally short prices as so many of his are, but they are going to be tough to oppose if Mullins can keep that level of winners up over the next couple of years.
Warwick Feature Races
- Classic Chase (Grade 3) (3m 5f)
- Leamington Spa Hurdle (Grade 2) (2m 5f)
- Kingmaker Novices Chase (Grade 2) (2m)