Barbara Fritchie S. (G3) and General George S. (G3) at Laurel
7F on Dirt (February 20)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 16 7-furlong graded dirt stakes at Laurel
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st Win %
Factor Stats: 17 contenders, 6 winners (35%, $31.20 Win Return, 191 ROI%), 12 show (70% 6.20 Place Return, 9.10 Show Return)
The stakes-filled Winter Sprintfest card is the highlight of the Laurel winter meet and handicappers finally get to play those races this weekend.
The Barbara Fritchie and General George, both graded stakes at 7 furlongs on the main track, anchor the program and have drawn competitive fields.
A scan of the Betmix Angler online handicapping database tells us that Win % has been a very positive handicapping factor in the 7/8th graded dirt stakes at the Maryland track.
35% of the contenders ranking first in this factor have had their pictures taken, generating a $31.20 Win Return. Horses that win a lot would seem to go off at lower odds but this factor has also generated plus Place and Show returns.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Win % slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.