Sharp Angle – Santa Anita Derby

Santa Anita Derby (G1) at Santa Anita
9F on Dirt (April 8)

Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 62 9-furlong graded dirt stakes at Santa Anita
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Avg. Last 3 Late Pace
Factor Stats: 61 contenders, 2 winners (32%, $14.70 Win Return, 111 ROI%), 36 place (53%, $9.90 Place Return, 46 show (68%)

A field of 8 Classics hopefuls face off in Saturday's historic G1 Santa Anita Derby.

We surveyed the Betmix Angler online handicapping database for clues to success in the 9-furlong graded dirt Stakes at The Great Race Place and found that Avg. Last 3 Late Pace has produced 32% winners that have generated a $14.70 Win Return.

Among those are a quintet of Santa Anita Derby champs since 2014 - California Chrome ($3.40), Dortmund ($3.20), Roadster ($8.20) and the last two champs - Taiba ($10.60) and Practical Move ($4.00).

Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Avg. Last 3 Late Pace slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.

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