Age: 50% of past winners were 8 years old.
Favourites have only one once in the last 10 years.
Form: Horses must have ridden in the same season and placed last time out. They must also have won or placed on the same going.
Pedigree: Sadler’s Wells or Green Dancer preferred
Nationality: Irish horses do well
Weights: Top Weights and those up to 5lbs more do not tend to win. There is a peak around 11-20lbs off of top weight.