Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)
6F on Dirt (November 7)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 17 Keeneland graded dirt stakes at 6F
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st Best Speed Last 3
Factor Stats: 21 contenders, 9 winners (42%, $9.60 Win Bet Return, 122 ROI%), 15 place/show (71%, $25.20 Place Bet Return & $6.90 Show Bet Return)
The Sprint is often one of the most difficult Breeders' Cup races for handicappers to decipher and this year's 13-horse heat is no different.
With this in mind, we queried the Betmix Angler online handicapping database to look for clues in the 6-furlong graded dirt stakes at Keeneland, host of this year's Breeders' Cup.
It's intuitive that speed would be king in these top-level sprint races and Angler confirms this. The Best Speed Last 3 handicapping factor has pointed to the 42% winners in these races, including the first Keeneland Breeders' Cup Sprint hero Runhappy ($5.20).
There is also some recency on the side of this Sharp Angle with Empire of Gold the 51-1 runner up in Keeneland's October 2 Phoenix Stakes.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Best Speed Last 3 slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.