Key Trends - York Dante Festival: Day 3May 12th, 2016
The YORKSHIRE CUP is the feature event on the final day of the Dante festival at York and forms part of the British Champions Series long-distance division, which concludes with the British Champions Long Distance Cup in October.
Let’s look at the key trends for the race since 1998
Flying the Flag for GB
British Bred runners have an excellent record in the Yorkshire Cup winning 13 of the last 18 renewals from 66 runners. With a 20% strike rate and a profit of £31.58 to a £1 level stake at SP, this represents a 42% improvement over the expected 9.13 winners.
Horses at the front of the market have dominated the Yorkshire Cup in the last 18 renewals with 11 winners being either favourite or 2nd favourite and represents a performance 12% better than expected.
Caution: Last Time Out Winners
In the last 18 renewals, 29 horses won their prior race, of these, only 2 went on to win the Yorkshire Cup
Typically, last time winners are good horses to shortlist, but in this case they perform 55% below normal and relieve you of £21.63 of your hard earned to a £1 stake at SP.
Courses for Yorkshire Cup Horses
Horses which ran at Newmarket (3), Doncaster (3), Newbury (4) and Goodwood (3) account for 12 of the last 18 races since 1998.