Draw Bias & Pace Analysis
At first glance there appears to be little draw bias over 5 furlongs but look deeper and there is a bias to low drawn runners in large fields on good ground or better while high drawn horses (particularly the highest drawn) have a slight advantage in the soft.
It definitely appears, from the stats, to be an advantage to be drawn high and therefore coming up the stands side at York over 6 furlongs and a high draw seems to be beneficial over 7 furlongs.
The course appears to be pretty fair to all types of horse although big galloping types do well here. There is a perception that there is a bias favouring front runners but this is not borne out by the facts with York ranked as only 36th best out of 37 courses for front runners, with the long flat straight having something to do with this.
Trainers & Jockeys
John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute, Charlie Appleby, Michael Dodds and William Haggas.
Frankie Dettori, James Doyle, William Buick, Jim Crowley, P J McDonald and J P Sullivan.