Lindum York Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)

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Contested over a distance of 5f is the Lindum York Handicap which is scheduled to take place at York during the Dante Festival. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Lindum York Handicap.

Lindum York Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)
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Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Lindum York Handicap Preview

Scheduled to take place in May of each year during the Dante Festival at the York racecourse is this Class Two Handicap.

Open to runners aged four or older, the race is contested over a straight five furlongs and is a race that usually attracts a large field with the majority of recent renewals seeing 15+ runners start the race.

Lindum York Handicap Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated York tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information during the Dante Festival, head down to the Other Principal races during the York Dante Festival section for links to these. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at York during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the Lindum York Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2006 when the race had an over-round of 115%. The race in 2024 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 132%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Lindum York Handicap, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Lindum York Handicap Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Lindum York Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -13.00. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2025 Lindum York Handicap.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Regional, trained by Edward Bethell and ridden by Callum Rodriguez who set the fastest winning time in the Lindum York Handicap, the runner won the race in a time of 56.64 when winning the race in 2023. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Jim Goldie and jockey Nicky Mackay with River Falcon who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:01.74 in the 2004 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Lindum York Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Regional (56.64) in 2023
  2. El Astronaute (57.42) in 2018
  3. Out Do (57.50) in 2015

Lindum York Handicap Past Winners

Here are the Lindum York Handicap past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Lindum York Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Clarendon House (GB)
6yo 9-12 (12 of 17) 8/1
Tom Marquand
Robert Cowell (GB)
Regional (GB)
5yo 9-5 (3 of 13) 5/1
Callum Rodriguez
Edward Bethell (GB)
Fine Wine (FR)
5yo 8-1 (2 of 13) 5/1
Jack Duern (3lbs)
Scott Dixon (GB)
Copper Knight (IRE)
7yo 8-6 (9 of 17) 11/2F
James Sullivan
Tim Easterby (GB)
Copper Knight (IRE)
5yo 9-3 (11 of 21) 8/1
David Allan
Tim Easterby (GB)
El Astronaute (IRE)
5yo 9-4 (2 of 18) 15/2
Jason Hart
John Quinn (GB)
Duke Of Firenze (GB)
8yo 9-7 (11 of 12) 13/2
David Allan
David C Griffiths (GB)
Duke Of Firenze (GB)
7yo 8-8 (4 of 17) 10/1
David Allan
David C Griffiths (GB)
Out Do (GB)
6yo 9-7 (5 of 15) 6/1
Daniel Tudhope
David O'Meara (GB)
Monsieur Joe (IRE)
7yo 9-6 (4 of 19) 25/1
Graham Lee
Paul Midgley (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Lindum York Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 51 placings from 313 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Lindum York Handicap Trainer Statistics

There are multiple leading trainers in the Lindum York Handicap over the last 20 renewals with Tim Easterby, Michael Easterby, Jim Goldie and David C Griffiths having all won the race two times. Tim Easterby winners have been with Copper Knight (2019 & 2021). Michael Easterby winners have been with Ancient Cross (2011 & 2013). Jim Goldie winners have been with River Falcon (2004 & 2005). David C Griffiths winners have been with Duke Of Firenze (2016 & 2017). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Lindum York Handicap, Kevin Ryan has sent a total of 20 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Milton Bradley has sent out 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Lindum York Handicap trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Tim Easterby24-2-4-8.50-9.31
Michael Easterby7-2-3+19.00+12.00
Jim Goldie5-2-5+15.75+12.72
David C Griffiths2-2-2+16.50+10.31
Richard Fahey13-1-1-1.00-5.12
Paul Midgley11-1-3+15.00+8.88
Ronald Harris9-1-4+2.00+4.25
David O'Meara9-1-1-2.00-4.25
Robert Cowell8-1-2+1.00+0.00
John Quinn4-1-1+4.50+1.69

Lindum York Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Lindum York Handicap over the last 20 renewals is David Allan who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Duke Of Firenze (2016 & 2017) and Copper Knight (2019). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Lindum York Handicap, Jamie Spencer has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Lindum York Handicap jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

David Allan11-3-3+16.50+7.31
Silvestre De Sousa10-1-2+24.00+12.80
Daniel Tudhope8-1-2-1.00-2.00
James Sullivan8-1-1-1.50-3.56
Paul Mulrennan7-1-2+8.00+9.50
Graham Lee3-1-1+23.00+13.63
J F Egan3-1-1+14.00+8.00
Jason Hart3-1-1+5.50+2.69
Tom Marquand2-1-1+7.00+4.00
Callum Rodriguez2-1-1+4.00+2.13

Lindum York Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +22.25 is when runners had 2 starts in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 3 career wins, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-50.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 12 (10,11,4) [17 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 3 (8,10) [13 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (11,9) [13 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 9 (4,10,12) [17 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 11 (17,9,20) [21 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Lindum York Handicap is Chester, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Chester last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 287 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 27 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Lindum York Handicap:

  • Pivotal (5 Wins)
  • Machiavellian (2 Wins)
  • Sir Prancealot (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Lindum York Handicap despite multiple attempts:

  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Namid (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Dandy Man (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Bertolini (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Tournedos in 2008, winning for David Nicholls at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Silvestre De Sousa. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 2 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Lindum York Handicap head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Other Principal races during the York Dante Festival

Remember to head over to the York predictions page to see which runner the racing tipsters are supporting in the Lindum York Handicap. Below are the other principal races that we cover during the Dante Festival with links to each race blog as well as information for last year's winners.

Wednesday at the Dante Festival

The highlight on Wednesday, the opening day of the Dante Festival is the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes, a race contested over six furlongs with a prize fund of £150k.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50 York
Jorvik Stakes
Crystal Delight (GB)
5yo - 18/5
Harry Eustace
Jim Crowley
14:25 York
Churchill Tyres Handicap
Aleezdancer (IRE)
5yo - 14/1
Kevin Ryan
Neil Callan
15:00 York
Duke of York Stakes
Mill Stream (IRE)
4yo - 4/1
Jane Chapple-Hyam
William Buick
15:35 York
Musidora Stakes
Secret Satire (GB)
3yo - 22/1
Andrew Balding
Oisin Murphy

Thursday at the Dante Festival

Thursday's highlight is the Dante Stakes, a race that carries a prize fund of £180k is restricted to three-year-olds and run over an extended ten furlongs.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50 York
Lindum York Handicap
Clarendon House (GB)
6yo - 8/1
Robert Cowell
Tom Marquand
14:25 York
Middleton Stakes
Bluestocking (GB)
4yo - 5/2
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:00 York
Hambleton Stakes
Point Lynas (IRE)
5yo - 6/1
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
15:35 York
Dante Stakes
Economics (GB)
3yo - 6/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand

Friday at the Dante Festival

On Friday, the final day of the festival, the feature race, the Yorkshire Cup which is part of the British Champion Series is the highlight, with a prize fund of £180k the runners compete over a distance of one mile, five furlongs and 188 yards.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
15:00 York
Knights Solicitors Handicap
Botanical (IRE)
4yo - 5/2
Roger Varian
James Doyle
15:35 York
Yorkshire Cup
Giavellotto (IRE)
5yo - 7/2
Marco Botti
Oisin Murphy

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Lindum York Handicap Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

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, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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