Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico
9.5F on Dirt (May 20, 2023)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 10 Preakness Stakes
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Late Pace
Factor Stats: 14 contenders, 3 winners (21%, $36.40 Win Return, 230 ROI%), 4 Place (28%, $14.00 Place Return), 6 Show (42%, $5.00 Place Return)
The 2023 Preakness Stakes offers high intrigue as usual. Will Mage become the first Derby winner to capture the Preakness since 2018 or will one of the seven new shooters wear the Black-Eyed Susans?
We turned to the Betmix Angler online handicapping database for insight and found that the Last Late Pace handicapping factor has been productive in the Preakness in recent years.
In fact, the past three Preakness winners have ranked first in this factor and all of them paid double digits - Early Voting ($13.40), Rombauer ($25.60) and Swiss Skydiver ($25.40)!