Evening folks starting this Wednesday is the first of four days racing at York for their Ebor meeting. Thought I'd throw in some useful handicap stats over the last couple of years. These exclude nurseries (2yr old handicaps).

Going back as far as 2004 there have been 93 handicaps run at the Ebor meeting. From these 93 races:

*92 of the 93 winners were rated 104 or less (exception last years Ebor winner rated 106)
*All 93 winners had been rested at least 4 days
*92 of the 93 winners had run in the last 75 days
*91 winners carried 8-03 or more
*87 winners carried 9-08 or less
*85 winners ran in a handicap last time out
*83 winners were ridden by non claiming jockeys (claimers: 10 wins /200 rides)
*84 winners were 20/1 or shorter
*79 winners were 14/1 or shorter
*52 winners finished in the top 4 last time out
*28 winners had their last run at Glorious Goodwood

Simple 6 rule handicap system

1) Aged 3-5
2) Carrying 9-00 – 9-08
3) Rated 89-101
4) Rested 11 – 38 days
5) Not ridden by a claiming jockey
6) 14/1 or shorter (optional)

Will post first lot of selections for day one this Wednesday.