6F on the dirt at Finger Lakes (June 19)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 41 stakes at 6 furlongs on dirt
Date Range: January 1, 2013 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Avg. Last 3 E2 Pace + top 2 ranking in Best Speed Last 3
Factor Stats: 32 contenders, 17 winners (53.1%, $10.40 flat win bet profit, 116 ROI%) & 78% 1st or 2nd (16.60 flat place bet profit, 126 ROI%)
Sometimes the best place to look for reliable payouts are the smaller tracks. That may be the case on Monday at Finger Lakes where the feature is the 6-furlong Niagara Stakes that drew a field of nine.
Using Betmix Angler to analyze horse racing data from Finger Lakes we found a two-factor approach seems to work best. Combining a top ranking in Avg. Last 3 E2 Pace with a top two rank in Best Speed Last 3 has consistently yielded winners in sprint stakes at Finger Lakes. They've hit at at 53% clip and have been part of the exacta nearly 80% of the time!
With two-thirds of the remaining stakes at Canandaigua, NY track run at the 6-furlong distance this is also a good Angle to file away for the future.
How to apply this Sharp Angle: Under Factor Ranking in the Betmix Birddog handicapping software, use the Avg. Last 3 E2 Pace slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. Then see if that horse also ranks 1st or 2nd in Best Speed Last 3. That’s the Sharp Angles play.
Last Sharp Angles results - Big World 4th at $3.70 in Fleur de Lis H.