Chester 5 Furlongs 16 yds
This chart shows horse racing results for horses aged 3 years or older only.
The results are plotted winning stall number against the number of runners.
The resultant chart shows the Draw Advantage Pattern produced by the winning stall numbers.
Results on good or better going are shown in black.
Results on good to soft or softer going are shown in red.
WINNING STALL NUMBER
2005 - 2012
Together with Beverley, Chester over 5 Furlongs has the most well known draw bias in the country. Obviously you need to be drawn low but you also need a horse with early speed to make use of a good draw. As you would expect the bigger the field the more important it is to be drawn low, as our stats show no horse has won a handicap at Chester in the last 5 years from the top half of the draw when their has been 11 or more runners. The problem with the draw bias at Chester is that everybody knows about it, so low numbers are invariably overbet. The one angle might be when its soft as you can see that the outside stall won half of the races run on soft ground, the reason for this could be that when its soft the inside gets very chewed up as that is where everyone wants to race.