Horse racing draw advantage bias GOODWOOD 6F
Stalls usually positioned LOW ( HIGH are shown H )

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WINNING STALL NUMBER

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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8   11 1 1 1   1 11
9 1 11           11 11
10   1 11 1 11   H 11    
11     1 1   1    1 11 1 1
12             1       1  
13      1          1 H     11  
14   1         1   1   1       1
15      11         1   1       1   1
16           1   1   1     1  1   11
17         1 1   1111 1   1       1    
18               111 1     1         1  
19       1     1             11       1  
20           1    1               1        
21                       1         1     1 1
22           1                                
23                                              
24 1                                 1            
25                                                  
26         1                                          
27                       1     1                        
28                                     11                  
29                               H                          
30 1       1     1                     1               1 11 1  
3 6 7 4 4 4 <--Good or better --> 4 4 4 9 9 10
39 47

Copyright 2005 [H Hutchinson]. All rights reserved.

This is the Steward's Cup course and distance.
Results 5-8 and 7-8 were a dead heat.
On good or better going, the Bottom half, Top half split shown at the bottom of the chart, shows a slight bias in favour of the Top half of the draw, 47 wins to 39.
During 2005, the Top half of the draw won 9 of 11 races.
Until those results were added, the split was pretty even.
In 2006, there were 6 wins from the Top half and 6 wins from the Bottom half of the draw.

On good or better going, there are obvious spreads of results in races of 8 to 15 runners.
There is a cluster of results in the middle stalls in races with 17 and 18 runners.
This was mentioned in 2006, and amazingly produced a winner drawn 8 of 17 last year.
Above 18 runners, results are spread across a wide range of stalls with no section of the stalls being dominant.
In maximum fields of 30 runners, 7 of 8 winners started from stalls 1 to 8 and the Top 4 stalls.

There may well appear to be an advantage "on the day", but results have never shown a regular pattern worth following here.
There is therefore, no recommendation.

On good/good to soft in places or softer going, in races of 8 to 13 runners, the Top 6 stalls won 8 of 8 races 100%, but 8 races is a very small sample.

2006 results :-  2-8, 2-9, 8-9, 9-9, 3-11, 9-11, 11-12, 7-15, 16-16, 8-17, 12-27, 19-28