Lingfield Turf 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
7 Furlongs
10 Furlongs

Over the sprint distances at Lingfield there is a massive draw bias favouring horses that can get to the standside rail. The consequence of this is that horses that lead can get on this golden highway, so subsequently it is a big advantage to lead at Lingfield and get onto this rail.. As can be seen when you look at how the turf course at Lingfield ranks in terms of the individual distances shown below:

5 Furlongs - 7th out of 31 courses
6 Furlongs - 2nd out of 29 courses
8 Furlongs - 12th out of 24 courses