SANDOWN RACECOURSE - LAKESIDE TRACK
Sandown racecourse is one of four main racecourses in Melbourne and is based in the suburb of Springvale. It had a major upgrade in 1999 and is now a lovely course to visit. The racecourse is now split into two.
This is about the Lakeside Track.
The Lakeside course at Sandown racecourse is a wide track with a steep rise to the winning post so takes a bit of getting, the course actually rises nearly a metre from the 400M pole to the finish. The course circumference is 1857M with a finishing straight of 407M. When the rail is true and the ground is good then horses can make all, however when it gets wetter it is definitely a closers track. It is definitely a track for specialists so look for course form.
Inside barriers are only slightly favoured as the horses have about 350 metres until they meet a sweeping double turn.
There is an extra 100 metres run to the first bend, but apart from that virtually the same as over 1200 metres with inside barriers slightly favoured.
There is a lengthy 750 metres run to the bend so no advantages in which barrier a horse is in.
They start on the course proper for this distance with just a short run to the first bend. Therefore inside barriers are slightly favoured.
There is an extra 100 metres run to the first bend, but apart from that virtually the same as over 2100 metres with inside barriers slightly favoured.