Wise Dan S. (G2) at Churchill Downs
8.5F on Turf (June 16)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 48 middle distance turf stakes at Churchill Downs
Date Range: January 1, 2013 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Trainer Current Year
Factor Stats: 60 contenders, 15 winners (25%, $121.40 flat win bet profit, 229 ROI%), 23 win/place ($32.70 place bet profit)
The second half of the thoroughbred racing season kicks off (unofficially) with Saturday night's Stephen Foster program at Churchill Downs. This year's card has drawn deep and competitive fields for all five stakes contests, including the Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes.
Using the Betmix Angler handicapping software we discovered that Trainer Current Year has pointed to the winners of 13 of the past 40 turf stakes run at 8 or 8.5 furlongs under the Twin Spires. The sample includes Pleuven, the $17.20 winner of last year's Wise Dan.