Haydock Pace Bias Statistics

The graphs below indicate what percentage of horses with a particular running style won over each particular distance.

The three different styles are horses that led, horses which were mid pack, and horses held up at the back.

The Pace Indicator (PI) is a quick representation of the analysis, and indicates the style of running which is most favourable over each particular distance. A PI of 2 would indicate that all winners led. A PI score of 0 would mean that all winners were held up. Obviously the actual figure is always somewhere in between depending on the pace bias which exists.

5 Furlongs
6 Furlongs
1 Mile
10 Furlongs
11 Furlongs

A very large pace bias exists at Haydock Park racecourse. It is very difficult for front runners and massively favours horses that are held up. As can be seen when you look at how Haydock ranks in terms of the individual distances shown below:

5 Furlongs - 29th out of 31 courses
6 Furlongs - 27th out of 29 courses
8 Furlongs - 25th out of 30 courses