Leicester Picks

The Leicester betting picks page will assist you with your tipping and Leicester betting. If you want to be on the right side of your wagers check out all the stats and facts below. For today's racing picks from all courses please head to the main page for horse racing picks.

  • Leicester Racecourse Guide

    Leicester racecourse is located in the East Midlands and is fairly central for trainers north and south of the U.K.

    Type of Racing: Flat and NH

    Leicester stages around 30 race days throughout the year, the majority are turf flat race meetings from April to October, including evening races from May to August.

    The remainder is National Hunt meetings from November to March.

    Flat Highlights: The King Richard III Stakes run in late April is the highlight of the flat season and is confined to horses that have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 race for 2 years.

    NH Highlights: The Silver Fox Handicap Chase, run over two miles four furlongs in December is the top NH race at the track.

    Before you place your Leicester wagers check out below the informative Leicester jockey and trainer stats plus useful pointers for Leicester picks.

    * All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Leicester

    Leicester Outright Favourite Statistics

    • Flat Handicaps: 113-363 (31%) -24.75
    • Flat Non-Handicaps: 84-200 (42%) -8.56
    • Handicap Chases: 31-87 (36%) -1.17
    • Handicap Hurdles: 13-47 (28%) -7.53
    • Non-Handicap Chases: 20-31 (65%) +2.31
    • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 28-63 (44%) -10.46
  • Leicester Racecourse Map

    Flat: Until the course was redeveloped at the Wigston end, it had a straight mile and better drainage. The straight 7f course is downhill until the junction with the round course, and this section can become very heavy at times. There is an uphill stretch for the next two furlongs or so until levelling out some way before the finish. The back straight is generally a steady climb.

    National Hunt: The chase course is not watered but the hurdles course is shared with the flat track which is watered during the summer. This can lead to noticeable differences in the going description, particularly where the courses meet.

    Leicester Racetrack Address: Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL.

    Leicester Racetrack Telephone: 01162 716515

    Leicester Flat Racecourse Map
    Leicester Flat Racecourse Map
    Leicester National Hunt Racecourse Map
    Leicester National Hunt Racecourse Map
  • How to get the best picks at Leicester

    On this page we have the free Leicester racetrack picks from OLBG's knowledgeable horse racing handicappers.

    The most popular Leicester picks are highlighted above by race start time, if you would like to check all the Leicester predictions for each race then just click on the race time.

    On the jumping scene, the fences are not easy, particularly on heavier ground, so look for well-balanced horses whose jumping is sound. Be wary of keen horses on soft ground as they may struggle to get home.

    Check OLBG's best horse racing tipsters selections and comments on the Leicester races and today's picks from other tracks.

  • Leicester Draw Bias

    The most profitable stall at Leicester in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 6 over a trip of 1m, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a profit of +26.95. With an LSP of -84.88, the most unsuccessful stall at Leicester is stall 5 when backing runners over a trip of 7f over the last five years.

    Here we have the draw bias for Leicester 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.

  • Leicester Jockey & Trainer Statistics (Flat)

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

    M Johnston is the leading trainer here at Leicester with twenty-five winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following M Appleby would have returned the most winners (fourteen) from a profitable trainer. If you are looking for a trainer to follow in the eachway market then it is M Appleby who leads the way at Leicester, they have has a total of thirty-four placings which includes fourteen winners over the previous five years for an eachway LSP of +43.46. The trainer with the worst record at Leicester based on LSP is Richard Hannon (Jnr) who has only a 13% strike rate with twenty-one winners from one hundred sixty-seven runners which have returned an LSP of -55.19.

    Not only is Jim Crowley is the most successful jockey at Leicester in terms of the number of winners but they have also returned a profit if back all of their rides, Jim Crowley has notched up a total of twenty-six winners for an LSP of +24.27. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Leicester and that would be Theodore Ladd who shows the best eachway LSP which is +51.30 thanks to their eight placings (three winners). With an LSP of -49.83 at Leicester, Callum Shepherd heads the list for worst jockeys at this course, which is a result of five winners from sixty-five rides which is a strike rate of 8%.

    Leicester Picks & Hints

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

    • 5-9 (56%) +27.00 - Backing K A Ryan runners when horses are aged 2yo
    • 5-10 (50%) +19.38 - Backing Mark Crehan rides when in a Handicap race
    • 5-9 (56%) +12.81 - Backing Adam Kirby rides when over a trip of 5f

    Leicester Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

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

    • 11 Wins: C G Cox & Adam Kirby
    • 8 Wins: M Johnston & P J McDonald
    • 7 Wins: Roger Varian & Andrea Atzeni
    • 7 Wins: R A Fahey & Paul Hanagan
    • 7 Wins: Sir Michael Stoute & Ryan Moore

    Leicester Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    M Appleby 135-14-34 +94.08 +43.46
    M L W Bell 65-12-20 +0.50 -8.51
    H Morrison 46-9-17 +19.99 +11.20
    K A Ryan 46-8-19 +2.33 +3.68
    R Charlton 25-8-15 +8.12 +7.54
    Eve Johnson Houghton 55-7-17 +38.00 +17.43
    Ivan Furtado 38-7-10 +64.83 +28.10
    J R Fanshawe 32-7-13 +7.88 -0.11
    E A L Dunlop 46-6-11 +0.35 -15.16
    P F I Cole 35-6-10 +21.75 +5.42

    Leicester Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Jim Crowley 122-26-52 +24.27 +7.21
    William Buick 79-21-39 +7.30 +1.99
    Rob Hornby 75-9-24 +16.40 +8.34
    Kieran Shoemark 74-9-24 +33.03 +20.69
    Jack Mitchell 44-9-14 +20.86 +3.65
    John Egan 56-7-15 +0.80 -8.73
    Patrick Mathers 42-7-14 +15.54 +9.24
    K T O'Neill 51-6-14 +36.30 +12.40
    Charlie Bennett 47-6-14 +22.50 +15.42
    D Muscutt 44-6-8 +5.76 -5.54
  • Leicester Jockey & Trainer Statistics (NH)

    Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Leicester?

    Not only is Daniel Skelton is the most successful trainer at Leicester in terms of the number of winners but they have also returned a profit if back all of their runners, Daniel Skelton has notched up a total of fifteen winners for an LSP of +5.97. With an eachway LSP of +25.70 at Leicester, Olly Murphy leads the trainers in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their nineteen placings which include a total of eleven winners. At the other end of the spectrum is Jonjo O'Neill who has a terrible record at Leicester, of all the trainers their LSP of -32.25 is the worse, they have a 7% strike rate with three winners from forty-two runners.

    When looking at the leading jockeys based on wins for those who are also showing a profit when backing all of their rides then it is Harry Skelton who comes out at the top here at Leicester With a total of thirteen winners and an LSP of +11.02. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Leicester, then the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is Charlie Hammond, whose LSP is +28.13 which has been accumulated by a total of eight placings which includes two winners. With an LSP of -31.00 at Leicester, R T Dunne heads the list for worst jockeys at this course, which is a result of zero winners from thirty-one rides which is a strike rate of 0%.

    Leicester Picks & Hints

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

    • 6-14 (43%) +36.75 - Backing Olly Murphy runners when over a trip of 2m4½f
    • 6-12 (50%) +15.67 - Backing T R George runners when horses are aged 7yo
    • 5-11 (45%) +10.38 - Backing Sam Twiston-Davies rides when on horses aged 7yo

    Leicester Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

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

    • 13 Wins: Daniel Skelton & Harry Skelton
    • 6 Wins: Fergal O'Brien & P J Brennan
    • 6 Wins: N A Twiston-Davies & Sam Twiston-Davies
    • 5 Wins: K C Bailey & David Bass
    • 5 Wins: Miss Venetia Williams & Charlie Deutsch

    Leicester Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    Daniel Skelton 47-15-24 +5.97 -7.21
    N A Twiston-Davies 48-11-23 +15.82 +15.06
    Olly Murphy 27-11-19 +39.58 +25.70
    T R George 33-10-20 +11.38 +4.91
    Fergal O'Brien 39-8-16 +10.82 +2.52
    P J Hobbs 18-8-11 +12.00 +2.40
    R Dickin 32-6-12 +17.63 +8.34
    N J Henderson 21-6-7 +6.94 +0.33
    Ali Stronge 20-5-10 +12.00 +10.42
    Miss Z C Davison 32-4-12 +23.00 +16.88

    Leicester Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Harry Skelton 39-13-19 +11.02 -5.91
    P J Brennan 45-8-22 +2.44 +1.39
    Ciaran Gethings 33-6-12 +20.00 +8.81
    Daryl Jacob 15-5-8 +23.75 +12.11
    J P Bargary 24-4-9 +8.88 +4.99
    Brendan Powell 12-4-5 +11.25 +4.92
    Connor Brace 9-4-4 +8.91 -0.07
    Lee Edwards 28-3-6 +4.00 -1.17
    Bryony Frost 19-3-3 +20.83 +7.24
    Jonathan Burke 19-3-9 +0.50 +8.13

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