Course; Horseheath.

Location; Near Cambridge

A large right-handed circuit, with tough fences built in a style similar to those at Cheltenham.

The racecourse runs mainly around a cornfield in a fairly steep valley, and while the downhill fence leads to some spectacular ejections a horse can gain valuable lenghts if the obstacle is met on the right stride.

The long uphill pull to the finish often results in tired horses losing their place on the run in.

Much of the viewing is excellent but restricted by cars parked in the centre of the course near the finishing straight. A small stepladder could be useful.

The parade ring and winner's enclosure are ideally placed and a small fun fair with relentless music provides a diversion for youngsters.

One knowledgeable commentator who has to climb a long ladder up to his vantage point and punctuates his pre-race comments with much huffing and puffing while regaining his breath. He has been known to offer such insights as, "horses from this yard normally bolt at the start".