Age: 5/6 80% of winners
Favourites have a poor record of winning on Soft/Heavy Ground but if it moves towards Good then the probability might rise.
There is a good correlation between Field Size and the weights. The larger the field the further away from Top Weight the winners get.
Average SP is around 7-1, 90% are 10-1 or below.
D Pipe does quite well here, particularly with French horses.
Sadler’s Wells pedigree is a good indicator (40%)
Form: If a horse has been ridden it must have been at least placed.