York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Preview, Trends & Analysis

We look at the Class 2 York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m4f at York to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap.

York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Preview, Trends & Analysis
York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Preview

Scheduled to take place in August of each year at the York racecourse during the York Ebor festival is this Sky Bet Heritage Handicap, a Class 2 handicap race that is open to runners aged three or older and is contested over a distance of one mile and four furlongs. The race usually attracts a big field and had thrown up some big-priced winners over the years so don't be put off by the runners at bigger odds.

York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Content:

We also have a dedicated York Betting Picks page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:25.40 was set by Tamreer in 2019, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Roger Fell and ridden by Ben Curtis. The slowest winning time was set in 2005 when Camrose won in a time of 2:35.33, booked to ride was Jimmy Fortune on this John Dunlop trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2019 - Tamreer (2:25.40)
  • 2022 - Farhan (2:28.63)
  • 2003 - Bagan (2:28.86)

How competitive is the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 115%. The race in 2018 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 York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

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 York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -15.25. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Past Winners

Here are the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet 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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2022
2:28.63
Farhan (IRE)
4yo 9-0 (10 of 16) 20/1
Neil Callan
John Butler (GB)
2021
2:30.25
Sam Cooke (IRE)
5yo 8-10 (2 of 15) 14/1
Rob Hornby
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2020
2:33.00
Alfaatik (GB)
4yo 9-3 (1 of 9) 15/2
Jim Crowley
John Gosden (GB)
2019
2:25.40
Tamreer (GB)
4yo 8-8 (9 of 16) 33/1
Ben Curtis
Roger Fell (GB)
2018
2:30.15
Super Titus (GB)
4yo 8-9 (15 of 18) 8/1
Ger O'Neill (5lbs)
Declan Carroll (GB)
2017
2:30.13
Fidaawy (GB)
4yo 9-4 (11 of 14) 11/1
Jim Crowley
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2016
2:30.38
Barsanti (IRE)
4yo 9-10 (2 of 15) 5/1F
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian (GB)
2015
2:34.24
Libran (IRE)
4yo 9-13 (8 of 17) 9/1
Ben Curtis
Alan Swinbank (GB)
2015
2:34.24
Memorial Day (IRE)
4yo 9-4 (10 of 17) 7/1
James Doyle
Saeed bin Suroor (GB)
2014
2:33.64
Glenard (GB)
4yo 9-4 (6 of 16) 12/1
William Buick
Charles Hills (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 21 winners with an additional 52 placings from 331 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 3 runners

York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Galactic Star (2007), The Fonz (2010) & Fidaawy (2017). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap is Mark Johnston (2 wins).

Here are some of the top York Ebor Festival Sky Bet 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Sir Michael Stoute 15-3-7 +15.00 +9.61
Mark Johnston 27-2-4 -17.50 -15.06
Richard Fahey 17-1-4 +17.00 +12.26
Tim Easterby 14-1-4 +20.00 +13.61
David O'Meara 8-1-2 +0.00 -1.49
Saeed bin Suroor 5-1-2 +3.00 +1.76
Roger Varian 5-1-2 +1.00 +1.63
Ralph Beckett 4-1-2 +11.00 +7.19
Charles Hills 4-1-1 +9.00 +4.50
John Gosden 4-1-3 +4.50 +5.00

York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap over the last twenty renewals with both Jim Crowley & Ben Curtis who have both won the race 2 times. Jim Crowley winners have been with Fidaawy (2017) & Alfaatik (2020). Ben Curtis winners have been with Libran (2015) & Tamreer (2019). There are two jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap, Frankie Dettori has had a total of 11 rides to the race without recording any wins whilst Paul Hanagan has had 11 rides without a winner.

Here are some of the top York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Jim Crowley 7-2-3 +13.50 +7.63
Ben Curtis 5-2-3 +39.00 +24.76
Jamie Spencer 14-1-6 +20.00 +16.82
Ryan Moore 11-1-2 -4.00 -5.52
Daniel Tudhope 10-1-4 -2.00 -0.67
William Buick 9-1-2 +4.00 +1.75
David Allan 7-1-1 +27.00 +14.63
Neil Callan 6-1-2 +15.00 +9.25
James Doyle 5-1-1 +3.00 +0.38
Andrea Atzeni 5-1-3 +1.00 +3.26

2023 York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,3,11,17,7,1,(1,12),2,3,6,4,7,5,4,(1,4),(3,5,8),16,3,6,6,3

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 21 / 21 (70%) - No bigger than 40/1 (Career)
  • 21 / 21 (79%) - Had 1-11 placings (Career)
  • 21 / 21 (86%) - Won within last 9 starts
  • 21 / 21 (86%) - No bigger than 33/1 (Debut)
  • 21 / 21 (87%) - Fewer than 8 starts (Season)
  • 21 / 21 (87%) - Achieved a TS of 67+ (Last 5)
  • 21 / 21 (87%) - Fewer than 12 starts (1 Year)
  • 21 / 21 (88%) - Made 3-36 starts (Career)
  • 21 / 21 (90%) - No older than a 6yo
  • 21 / 21 (90%) - Fewer than 7 wins (Career)
  • 20 / 21 (87%) - Ran in England (Last Win)
  • 20 / 21 (87%) - Ran on GS/GD/GF (LTO)
  • 19 / 21 (72%) - Field of 7-16 (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the York racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap. If you are looking to place on a bet this race well in advance of the actual running, then there may be an ante-post market available for you to place your bet. If you are unfamiliar with this type of betting then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of our Ante-Post Horse Racing article which explains how ante-post betting works.

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York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +126.00 is when runners had 0 career wins on the going. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career wins on the going, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-51.

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

  • 2022: Winner in 10 (12,4,14) [16 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 (3,10) [15 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 1 (2,4) [9 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 9 (13,2,7) [16 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 15 (1,13,10) [18 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap is Goodwood, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Goodwood last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Newmarket (July) and Ascot, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 314 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 20 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap:

  • New Approach (2 Wins)
  • Rainbow Quest (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap despite multiple attempts:

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Mastercraftsman (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Dubawi (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Alzao (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • High Chaparral (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Bagan in 2003 when winning for Sir Henry Cecil at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of T Quinn. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 3 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2023 York Ebor Festival Sky Bet Handicap why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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