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Pontefract Racing Tips

Pontefract tips on horses running at the races today. Check out the most popular Pontefract tips below or see what the most popular tipsters are predicting will win at Pontefract Races today.

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Pontefract Tips and Racecourse Guide

Pontefract in West Yorkshire stages around 16 meetings a year from April through to October.

Highlights: Pontefract plays host to five listed races, the Flying Fillies Stakes (August), Pipalong Stakes (July), Pontefract Castle Stakes (June), Pomfret Stakes (July), and Silver Tankard Stakes (October).

Type Of Racing: Flat only.

TV Channel: Racing TV

Bookmaker Streaming Services Available from Betfair, Bet 365, Ladbrokes.

Horses that are drawn low at Pontefract generally do have an advantage, especially over sprint trips as they are covering less ground on this left-handed track. When the ground is soft the draw bias is less pronounced as runners tend to come to the stand side after the turn into the home straight.

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* All statistics below are based on the previous five seasons at Pontefract

Pontefract Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 102-328 (31%) -27.11
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 49-120 (41%) -17.98

Pontefract Racecourse Map

Flat: left-handed oval-shaped course, undulating in nature.

The final three furlongs are uphill which emphasizes stamina, you could argue that the course is generally stiff and saving ground is important.

Pontefract Racecourse Address: Pontefract Park, Park Rd, Pontefract WF8 4QD

Pontefract Racecourse Telephone: 01977 781307

To buy tickets for a race day at Pontefract, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Pontefract Flat Racecourse Map
Pontefract Flat Racecourse Map

Pontefract Draw Bias

With an LSP of +42.75, the most successful stall at Pontefract is stall 4 when backing runners over a trip of 1m2f over the last five years. When breaking Pontefract down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 2 over a trip of 6f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -62.97.

Here we have the draw bias for Pontefract taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Pontefract Jockey & Trainer Statistics

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Pontefract?

When looking at profitable trainers only, then it is P T Midgley who leads the way with a total of twenty-one winners producing an LSP of +38.58 whilst T D Easterby leads the overall list with thirty-four winners but shows a loss overall. If you are looking for a trainer to follow in the eachway market then it is B M R Haslam who leads the way at Pontefract, they have had a total of twelve placings which includes four winners over the previous five for an eachway LSP of +52.57. At the other end of the spectrum is T D Easterby who has a terrible record at Pontefract, of all the trainers their LSP of -91.88 is the worse, they have a 10% strike rate with thirty-four winners from three hundred twenty-nine runners.

Following G Lee would have returned a profit here at Pontefract with an LSP of +27.33 and their twenty-three winners have them at the head of the profitable jockeys' list. B A Curtis does lead the jockeys' list overall with thirty-five winners but shows an overall loss. Andrew Mullen is the jockey to follow at Pontefract if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the jockeys in the eachway markets, that is +62.92 which is courtesy of their twenty placings (eight winners). The jockey with the worst record at Pontefract based on LSP is Duran Fentiman who has only a 2% strike rate with two winners from eighty-three rides which have returned an LSP of -71.87.

Pontefract Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Pontefract for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 7-16 (44%) +33.95 - Backing Rossa Ryan rides when on horses aged 2yo
  • 7-14 (50%) +30.41 - Backing Hollie Doyle rides when over a trip of 6f
  • 7-16 (44%) +20.29 - Backing Silvestre De Sousa rides when over a trip of 1m
  • 5-5 (100%) +12.00 - Backing Kevin Stott rides when in a Handicap Nursery race

Pontefract Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Pontefract based on the number of winners:

  • 19 Wins: T D Easterby & David Allan
  • 13 Wins: D O'Meara & Daniel Tudhope
  • 11 Wins: P T Midgley & G Lee
  • 10 Wins: R A Fahey & Paul Hanagan
  • 7 Wins: K A Ryan & Tom Eaves

Pontefract Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

P T Midgley142-21-43+38.58+5.81
Roger Fell81-16-34+4.53+3.67
M Dods101-13-36+21.08+6.15
M W Easterby97-12-31+24.41+26.47
Sir Michael Stoute38-10-17+3.96-0.46
Archie Watson36-10-14+8.28+1.54
George Boughey29-9-17+18.04+10.59
E A L Dunlop30-7-14+31.41+18.76
R M Whitaker34-6-10+11.50+0.23
Simon Crisford19-6-10+1.58+3.22

Pontefract Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

G Lee189-23-53+27.33+1.82
Hollie Doyle49-13-20+9.19+0.67
Cameron Hardie85-10-20+33.50+8.33
Clifford Lee64-10-20+2.88-1.83
Rossa Ryan40-10-19+27.45+13.39
Paul Mulrennan99-9-28+4.13+12.44
Ryan Moore25-9-15+15.00+9.51
Andrew Mullen78-8-20+112.33+62.92
S A Gray54-6-12+13.50+0.10
Callum Rodriguez48-6-13+11.50+0.74

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Pontefract Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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