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Not all UK racecourses have a draw advantage. But knowing which ones do, and in which types of race, can greatly improve your chances of making your horse racing betting more profitable.
ASCOT: In large fields over the straight course the draw appears to favour those stalled near either rail.
AYR: In large fields over the straight course low numbers are favoured.
BATH: Low numbers are favoured in races up to a mile.
BEVERLEY: High numbers have an advantage in races up to one mile. Low on soft ground.
BRIGHTON: In sprint races low numbers tend to have an advantage.
CARLISLE: High numbers have an advantage in races up to a mile.
CATTERICK: Low numbers have an advantage in races up to seven furlongs.
CHELMSFORD - All Weather: No draw advantage.
CHESTER: A low draw and a fast start give a distinct advantage in sprints.
DONCASTER: High numbers have an advantage on the straight course. And low numbers are favoured on the round course.
EPSOM: High numbers best over 5f and 6f, low numbers best from 7f to 1m 2f.
FFOS LAS: No draw advantage.
GOODWOOD: Low numbers best in sprints, though a fast start is equally important.
HAMILTON: Middle to high numbers best in sprints, especially on soft ground.
HAYDOCK: In 5f and 6f races on soft ground high numbers have an advantage.
KEMPTON - All Weather: Low numbers best in races 5f to 7f.
LEICESTER: High numbers best on the straight course.
LINGFIELD - All Weather: No
LINGFIELD - Turf: Significant advantage to those drawn high in races between 5f to 7f.
MUSSELBURGH: In races up to a mile high numbers are usually at an advantage.
NEWBURY: High numbers best in large fields, especially in very soft ground.
NEWCASTLE - All Weather: None at present. NB: The turf course was replaced by an all-weather track in May 2016.
NEWMARKET - July Course: No
NEWMARKET - Rowley Mile: Any advantage in the draw is dependent on the position of the stalls.
NOTTINGHAM: The advantage of the draw is dependent on the position of the stalls.
PONTEFRACT: Low numbers best in sprints.
REDCAR: Middle to high numbers have a decided advantage on the straight course.
RIPON: Low number draw favoured on the sprint course except when the going is soft or heavy.
ROYAL ASCOT: No draw advantage.
SALISBURY: Low numbers at an advantage in sprints when the going is soft.
SANDOWN: High numbers best in sprints, especially in large fields on soft going.
SOUTHWELL - All Weather: 5f None, 6f Low best.
THIRSK: High numbers best on the straight course, low numbers best at 7f & 1m.
WINDSOR: High numbers hold a slight advantage in sprints.
WOLVERHAMPTON - All Weather: No draw advantage.
YARMOUTH: High numbers best on the straight course, especially in large fields.
YORK: Low to middle numbers best on the straight track, especially when soft going prevails.
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