Holy Bull S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park
8.5F on Dirt (February 5)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 45 8.5-furlong graded dirt stakes at Gulfstream Park
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Best Speed Fast Track
Factor Stats: 53 contenders, 25 winners (47%, $68.20 Win Return, 164 ROI%), 32 place (60%, 9.70 Place Return) & 43 Show (81%, $13.40 Show Return)
An octet of evenly-matched sophomore colts with Kentucky Derby dreams line up for Saturday´s $250,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
A query of the Betmix Angler online handicapping databases shows that the Best Speed Fast Track factor has been key in the 8.5 furlong graded dirts stakes at Gulfstream and in the Holy Bull specifically.
Some 47% of contenders ranking first in this factor have won, producing a healthy $68.20 Win Return. Among the winners are six Holy Bull heroes in the last decade - Greatest Honour ($7.60) winner of one of the Holy Bull divisions in 2021, preceded by Audible ($8.40), Moyhamen ($2.60), Upstart ($6.20), Cairo Prince ($6.20) and Itsmyluckyday ($11.40). Last year´s play was runner up Simplification.
What's more is the fact that 81% of the contenders have hit the board, so it surely looks wise strongly consider this factor into your Holy Bull wagering strategy.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Best Speed Fast Track slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.