Sandown 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
7 Furlongs
1 Mile
1 Mile 2 Furlongs
2 Miles

The 5 furlong course at Sandown is a separate course in the middle, totally separate from the other distances. Over 5 furlongs Sandown is ranked 19th out of 31 courses for front runners, so in other words no great pace bias either way.

In terms of the individual distances on the main course, if we look at were Sandown ranks against other turf courses which have races over equivalent distances. Sandown is ranked low for Front Runners for every distance. The last couple of furlongs are uphill, and it is obviously quite hard for horses to hold onto the lead up the straight.

6 Furlongs - 17th out of 21 courses
8 Furlongs - 19th out of 25 courses