King T. Leatherbury S. at Laurel 5.5F on Turf (April 23)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 50 5.5-furlong turf stakes at Laurel Park
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Avg. E1 Pace
Factor Stats: 56 contenders, 15 winners (26%, $86.20 Win Return 177 ROI%), 20 Place (35%, $9.10 Place Return), 26 Show (46%, $3.10 Show Return)
The Saturday card at Laurel featureS five stakes races, including the King T. Leatherbury Stakes that drew a tough field of 10 turf sprinters.
The Betmix Angler online handicapping database was made for difficult handicapping puzzles like this one so we ran a query to find if any handicapping factors have been predictive in this race type. Sure enough, Angler came back with a longshot angle (and play) in the race honoring the most prolific trainer in Maryland racing history.
Angler shows us that Avg. E1 Pace has produced 26% winners of the Laurel 5.5 furlong turf stakes going back 2012 while generating a whopping $86.20 Win Return.
This factor has pointed to quintet of double-digit winners, including 2019 Leatherbury hero Dirty ($13.00).
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Avg. E1 Pace slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.