Best known for its All-Weather meetings, Lingfield can also boast a quality turf track for both Flat and National Hunt racing. The regular All-Weather fixtures take place on Polytrack, a much faster surface than Fibresand used at Southwell and course specialists are commonplace. On the turf, Lingfield hosts two Classic Trials at their early May fixture, races that have recently given strong clues for the Derby and Oaks as the course is very similar in nature to Epsom Downs. The racing here is very popular with punters who have a thirst for figuring out the form of many an interesting contest.
Lingfield Park Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Dormansland, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6PQ..
Official Website: http://www.lingfieldpark.co.uk/
The Effect of the Draw
There used to be a definite bias in favour of high numbers on the turf but recently there hasn't been a lot in it. Over 6f and 1m2f on the All-Weather it is fairly safe to ignore anything drawn higher than 7, and low numbers are also best at all other distances. Even more so if there has been recent rain, when the surface rides faster. Cross out any runner drawn 8 and above in races of up to, and including, 1m2f on the All-Weather.