ALL-WEATHER: The all-weather track at Southwell goes left-handed in a flat mile-and-a-quarter oval which has a run from the home turn of three furlongs and a spur to provide a straight five furlongs. The fibresand surface, which produces a lot more kickback than the polytrack/tapeta ones used at the other all-weather courses, lends itself far more to the course specialist.
NATIONAL HUNT: Left handed, tight. A course whose character changes dramatically depending on underfoot conditions, the emphasis being very much on speed on firmish ground yet completely the opposite on heavy ground, long-distance races under such conditions often resulting in very few finishers. The fences are of the portable variety and stiff for a minor track, a high number of casualties placing it in the upper reaches for fallers/unseats. The brush-type hurdles penalise less-fluent jumping more than the traditional variety.
|Flat Course Direction|
|Jump Course Direction|
|Silvestre De Sousa||32||9||18||28%|
|David C. Griffiths||33||8||15||24%|