5 Northumberland Trends on a Plate

June 26th, 2015

It may be argued that the two mile races at the Chester and Ascot festivals have more prestige however, the Northumberland Plate on todays’ Newcastle racecard is one of the richest two-mile handicaps in the world!

In this week’s blog post we use our horse racing software to analyse every Northumberland Plate winner since 1997 to uncover five key facts for this competitive race.



Winners have been aged 3 (two), 4 (six), 5 (one), 6 (six), 7 (one) and 8 (two)

Horses aged 6 or lower are 15 from 18 renewals



Horses drawn in stalls 1-7 have won 10 of the last 18 renewals, a performance 19% above normal and if backed profitable; £46.14 a 36.92% return on investment to a £1 stake at Betfair starting prices



Last Time Out Course

Horse that ran at Ascot (6), Haydock (3) or Chester (3) in their preceding are 12 from 18, a performance 24% better than expected.


Finishing Position Last Time Out

Horses finishing in the first three in their prior start have won 13 of the last 18 renewals


Number of Recent Runs

Horses that had one run in the last month have won 11 races since 1997 and perform 21% above expectation, and if backed profitable; £42.28 a 26.10% return on investment to a £1 stake at Betfair starting prices


Do you want to see more?

Every day on our web site we provide a FREE stats and Race Guide.

As well as providing detailed horse racing statistics with profit pointers, our race cards contain horse ratings for each contestant, unique pace information for every runner plus other time saving features to make pre-race analysis easy.

To download today’s Proform Race Guide for the Northumberland Plate, click on the link here