They've been racing at Mountaineer Park, this week's Betmix Track of the Week, since 1951. On Saturday afternoon the track will host it's biggest day of the season with a seven stakes card highlighted by the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2). Leading up to Saturday there are a trio of weeknight cards. See below for tips and Angles that can be applied to the Free Race of the Day.
Sharp Angle - Saturday, August 5
West Virginia Derby (G1).
9F on dirt
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last four runnings of the West Virginia Derby
Date Range: January 1, 2013 - Present
Sharp Angle (multi-factor): Ranked Top 3 in Average E2 Pace & Top 3 in Average Last 3 Race Class
Factor Stats: 9 contenders, 4 winners (44%, $4.60 flat win bet profit, 125 ROI%)
The West Virginia Derby has been 'chalky' the past four years with an average win payout of just $5.65. But the multiple factor angle presented here has found all four recent winners and points to a 2017 contender who will pay considerably more.
Other Angles four Mountaineer Park:
Since June 1, for non-Maiden Dirt Sprints at Mountaineer Park
Single Factor Angle: Horses ranked 1st in Avg. Best 2 of last 3 Speed have won 42 of 113 races (37%)
Multiple Factor Angle: Horses ranked 1st in Avg. Best 2 of last 3 Speed & 1st Avg. Last 3 Race Classes are 19 for 36 (53%)
Click here to visit the BirdDog handicapping software Free Race of the Day page and use the Factor Statistics sliders to rank the factors shown above.
Since June 1, for non-Maiden Dirt Routes at Mountaineer Park
Single Factor Angle: Horses ranked 1st in Last Race Class have won 21 of 54 races (34%)
Multiple Factor Angle: Horses ranked 1st in Last Race Class & 1st in Trainer/Jock combo win % are 8 for 13 (61%)