Last week we took a look at the 2020 juvenile sires that helped handicappers out the most. This week, we surveyed the Betmix Angler online database to shed light on the most profitable 2020 turf sires.
As in past years, we found that only a handful of stallions' progeny provided bettors with a year-long flat Win Return profit. In 2020 it was only three - Lookin At Lucky, Speightstown and Pioneerof the Nile.
What's useful, though, is that these three stallions are much better known for their dirt runners. With these results, Angler tells us to pay attention to these three sires grass runners in 2021, potentially providing an edge over horseplayers lacking this knowledge.
The Preakness-winning Curlin son Lookin At Lucky was a revelation. His Win Return was certainly buoyed by $149.20 winner Lessons from Avery in a May 24 Allowance contest at Churchill Downs. But he was anything but a one-hit wonder as evidenced by his sample-leading 31.04% turf Win % and he had 10 more 2020 turf winners that paid over $20 to win bettors.