Curlin S. & Jim Dandy S. (G2)
9F at Saratoga (July 26 & July 27)
Races Analyzed: Last 25 3-year-old male dirt stakes, 9F at Saratoga
Date Range: January 1, 2013 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average of Last 3 E2 Pace
Factor Stats: 27 contenders, 11 winners (40%), $72 win bet return, 233 ROI%, 15 place/show (55%) $3.20 place return.
The 3-year-old males take center stage at Saratoga this weekend with a pair of Travers preps - the Curlin Stakes on July 26 and the Jim Dandy S. (G2) the following afternoon.
Both heats are contested at 9-furlongs on the Saratoga main track so we queried the Betmix Angler database for handicapping data on this race type. The exercise seems especially important given how inscrutable many of this year's sophomore dirt stakes have been.
We discovered that the Average of Last 3 E2 Pace factor has been pointed to large and consistent payouts. Three recent Jim Dandy heroes have ranked first in this factor, including a big one, Laoban, who broke his maiden in the race at 27-1 in 2016.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Average of Last 3 E2 Pace slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.