Who will like the distance? That´s an important question when handicapping this weekend´ s Classics for each sex. The Betmix Angler online handicapping database has a wealth of important data to help handicappers beat the races, including progeny stats for every sire with runners on this continent.
The chart below show the the progeny performance of sires with Derby or Oaks starters going 9-furlongs or longer. It´ s divided into two sets, stallions with over 100 distance starters and those below along with grandsires (shaded blue) when the actual sire has a low number of qualifying starters.
Fans of Mo Donegal and Cocktail Moments will be pleased to find that their sire, Uncle Mo, leads all "veteran" stallions with a 17% distance Win % and a 44% In The Money strike rate.
Not This Time and Gun Runner are the hottest young sires around and it appears their progeny are excelling as the trips get longer, from small sample sizes at least.
Best of luck on Derby weekend!