Monrovia S. (G2)
6.5F on the turf at Santa Anita (May 27)
Races Analyzed: 29 graded stakes at 6.5 furlongs on turf
Date Range: January 1, 2013 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Avg. Earnings This Track + 1st or 2nd in Last Turn Time
Factor Stats: 13 contenders, 8 winners (61%, $24.60 flat win bet profit, 194 ROI%), 12 of 13 (92.3%) in the money
The 6.5-furlong sprints on the downhill hill turf course at Santa Anita are the most unique races in North America and they present the most unique handicapping challenge as well. With several years of horse racing data from the gorgeous Arcadia, California course, Betmix users are also in a unique position to parse through to what’s important in isolating contenders in these races.
Using Betmix Angler we found that familiarity and a turn of foot breed success. A total of 13 runners in the past 29 graded stakes ‘down the hill’ have ranked 1st in Average Earnings This Track AND 1st or 2nd in Last Turn Time. Eight (61%) have found the winner's circle. Incredibly, only one of the 13 has failed to hit the board.
How to apply this Sharp Angle:
Under Factor Ranking in the Betmix Birddog handicapping software, look for horse rankings Average Earnings This Track & Last Turn Time. There is one Sharp Angles play in this race.
Last week’s results - Ben’s Cat, 8th at 8.5-1 in Jim McKay Turf Sprint & Animal Appeal, 9th at 6.60-1 in The Very One S.
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