Worcester Racecourse is located in Worcestershire, England. Although flat racing took place here until 1966, it is now a National Hunt racing only circuit. Located by the east bank of the River Severn and to the north of the Worcester Bridge, this oval course is 13 furlongs in length.
Worcester Betting Tips
This is the perfect place to introduce a novice hurdler or chaser to the jumping scene. Worcester is a flat left-handed oval racecourse with easy sweeping bends. The portable fences are relatively easy in comparison with other tracks around the country. Moreover, the home straight is very long which allows horses a good chance to recover if near the rear. When the ground is fast, it pays to be a prominent racer. However, for those who like to bet on photo finishes, beware; the camera is a good bit short of the winning post and you can be fooled.
Worcester Betting Trends
Over fences, this is a happy hunting ground for Jonjo O’Neill who has saddled 18 winners from his past 75 runners – a 24% win strike rate. Paul Nicholls and Emma Lavelle both have 33% strike rates at Worcester races over the past three seasons. Our Worcester betting tips often focus on these three trainers.
There aren’t too many trainers in profit over hurdles at Worcester, but one with a very impressive strike rate is Nicky Henderson. He is operating at a 33% return over the past three seasons. On the National Hunt flat, Seamus Durack has had three winners from his last five runners here (60%), producing a profit of +£18.50 to level stakes.
A jockey to follow at Worcester over fences is Daryl Jacob. He has a 32% strike rate from his past 19 runners with six winners. Over the smaller obstacles, Nico De Boinville is an ever improving man in the saddle; he has a near 25% win strike rate. He will have plenty of rides for Nicky Henderson in the coming season, so theirs could be a formidable partnership to follow. Sam Twiston Davies is another who does well here, particularly on the National Hunt flat where he has four winners from his last nine rides.