Draw Bias & Pace Analysis
There is a distinct draw bias over 5 furlongs with low numbers being favoured, particularly in large fields (over 10 runners) and in soft going, as they run up the far rail. However as this is well known jockeys will try and get out quickly and track across and this probably explains why a quarter of winners come from the outside two stalls versus 52% coming from the four lowest drawn stalls.
The seven furlongs at Sandown is run round a right hand bend and therefore low numbers are on the inside. It is therefore perhaps not surprising that low drawn horses appear to have a distinct advantage.
Sandown is a tough course to front run at particularly at the longer trips. However if you have a big galloping horse with plenty of stamina for the distance then a relentless gallop will sort the men from the boys. However the course is ranked in the bottom quartile for front runners versus other courses over most trips.
Trainers & Jockeys
|Sir Michael Stoute||30.6|
|Silvestre De Sousa||22.5|