York 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
1 Mile
10 Furlongs
12 Furlongs

York has the reputation of being a front runners course, however the facts are quite the opposite. Like a lot of the big wide courses with long straights it is very hard to make all and win. The exception to this is over a mile, were front runners are favoured which is quite hard to explain.

In terms of in-running betting York has had 9 In-Play losers at 1.01 from 532 cases (ranked 12th of 39 UK Flat) and 54 In-Play losers at 1.10 or less from 610 cases (ranked 2nd of 39 UK Flat).