Pontefract Racing Picks

Pontefract picks on horses running at the races today. Check out the most popular Pontefract picks below or see what the most popular tipsters are predicting will win at Pontefract Races today. For today's racing picks from all courses please head to the main page for 'Horse Racing Picks'.

Pontefract Picks and Racetrack 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.

Draw Bias: Horses 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 really soft the draw bias is less pronounced as runners tend to come to the stand side after the turn into the home straight.

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

Pontefract Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 106-328 (32%) -0.06
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 51-122 (42%) -11.57
  • Pontefract Racecourse Map

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

    The final three furlongs are uphill which puts an emphasis on 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

    When breaking Pontefract down into trips then you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the best LSP, that would be stall 7 over a trip of 6f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of +113.03. When breaking Pontefract down into trips then you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 7 over a trip of 1m which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -62.10.

    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?

    Following P T Midgley would have returned a profit here at Pontefract with an LSP of +29.33 and their twenty winners have them at the head of the profitable trainers' list. R A Fahey does lead the trainers' list overall with forty-one winners but shows an overall loss. With an eachway LSP of +24.87 at Pontefract, J G Given leads the trainers in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their eleven placings which include a total of five winners. A total of thirty-four winners from two hundred eighty-two runners at Pontefract has T D Easterby at the wrong end of the trainers' list with their 12% strike rate and worst LSP of -88.63.

    Daniel Tudhope is the leading jockey here at Pontefract with thirty-eight winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their rides whilst following B A Curtis would have returned the most winners (thirty-four) from a profitable jockey. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Pontefract, then the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is Andrew Mullen, whose LSP is +45.79 which has been accumulated by a total of twenty-four placings which includes ten winners. At the other end of the spectrum is James P Sullivan who has a terrible record at Pontefract, of all the jockeys their LSP of -89.25 is the worse, they have a 5% strike rate with six winners from one hundred twenty-three rides.

    Pontefract Picks & Hints

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

    • 10-22 (45%) +31.41 - Backing David Allan rides when over a trip of 1m2f
    • 9-21 (43%) +10.84 - Backing K R Burke runners when in a Novices race
    • 6-12 (50%) +10.66 - Backing B A Curtis rides when in a Novices race

    Pontefract Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

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

    • 23 Wins: T D Easterby & David Allan
    • 19 Wins: R A Fahey & Paul Hanagan
    • 18 Wins: D O'Meara & Daniel Tudhope
    • 11 Wins: M Johnston & Francis Norton
    • 10 Wins: R A Fahey & Tony Hamilton

    Pontefract Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    P T Midgley 132-20-40 +29.33 +5.78
    R M Whitaker 63-16-25 +38.08 +19.51
    Sir Michael Stoute 46-15-22 +10.63 +2.10
    R M Beckett 36-13-19 +0.79 -2.83
    M R Channon 66-12-26 +4.13 +4.05
    H Morrison 22-6-10 +2.75 -2.10
    Archie Watson 20-6-8 +7.40 +3.38
    T D Barron 43-5-12 +1.13 -2.96
    J G Given 26-5-11 +36.75 +24.87
    Amy Murphy 16-5-5 +6.74 +0.09

    Pontefract Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    B A Curtis 153-34-65 +33.88 +16.93
    Silvestre De Sousa 104-29-52 +14.41 +4.72
    G Lee 209-25-59 +6.08 -9.94
    Paul Hanagan 156-23-59 +16.19 +3.32
    Kevin Stott 96-19-37 +2.13 +1.98
    Joe Fanning 110-17-37 +20.51 +7.64
    Andrew Mullen 102-10-24 +95.33 +45.79
    Phil Dennis 75-10-22 +5.25 +0.31
    Ryan Moore 32-10-17 +9.83 +3.73
    D Nolan 47-5-15 +10.63 +7.85

    Experts are OLBG tipsters with high strike rates, current month or 6 month profitability for a particular sport

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