Just a Game S. (G1)
8F on the turf at Belmont Park (June 10)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 13 stakes at 8 furlongs on turf
Date Range: January 1, 2013 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Avg. Earnings this Distance
Factor Stats: 13 contenders, 5 winners (38%, $26.20 flat win bet profit, 200 ROI%) & flat place bet profit
Even with no Triple Crown on the line, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival has quickly emerged into one of the most compelling racing weekends in North America. Among the 18 stakes spread across three days is the $700,000 Just a Game S. (G1) that’s drawn an evenly-matched field of seven this year.
Using the Betmix Angler handicapping software, we found that five of the past 13 one-mile graded turf stakes at Belmont have been captured by the horse ranking first Average Earnings this Distance. More importantly, this sample shows three of the past four Just a Game winners, including the two most recent heroines - Celestine ($17.00) last year and the great Tepin, who paid a very generous $11.20 in 2015.
How to apply this Sharp Angle:
Under Factor Ranking in the Betmix Birddog handicapping software, use the Avg. Turf Earnings slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.
Last week’s results - Oscar Performance ($9.80), 1st in Pennine Ridge S.