Monday nights are synonymous with racing at Windsor, an evening that for many begins and ends with a boat ride to the track. The course is not straightforward, with a straight six furlong strip and a very tight loop in play for longer races.

David Probert says: Windsor is a quirky track. Five and six furlong races are run on the straight, with longer races all taking in a loop which concludes about half a mile from home on the straight course.

On fast ground over five furlongs, a high draw is beneficial; being able to front run at the minimum can make a horse with an easy lead hard to pass, like at most tracks. In fact, you sometimes get hard luck stories with horses clamouring for a run but finding nowhere to go.

Over six, they often over-race and the speed fails to get home. It still pays to be handy but not necessarily right on the pace, unless you can control the fractions without too much contention.

Because of the tight turn from soon after the start until the half way point in mile races, being close to the speed is again a positive. A low draw accentuates that pace edge. At longer distances there is usually time for jockeys to find their position and ride more of a race."

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