This analysis is for favourite backers. For each of the tracks mentioned below, the favourites have been analysed over the past five years.

This month these pages compare the favourite results for the month of January from 1990-95 with the rest of the year, for conditions, distances, and odds, Figures courtesy of the Rating Bureau (02) 488 8499.

KEY: For each track you'll see the percentage of favourites who have won in January over the last five years, This is followed by the average S.P. dividend for a $1 00 win bet, and the return for each $1,00 win bet placed on every favourite, if for example, the chart shows a return of 92 cents, it means that you would have made a loss of 8c for every dollar invested (at starling prices). This analysis is then broken down further into favourite statistics for various track conditions, distance ranges and odds for the month of January from 1990-95 and for the rest of the year during that period.


by Dennis Walker