Sharp Angles – Del Mar Mile

Del Mar Mile S. (G2) at Del Mar
8F on Turf (August 21)

Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 43 8-furlong turf graded stakes at Del Mar
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Best Speed Last 3
Factor Stats: 50 contenders, 17 winners (34%, $19.80 Win Return, 119 ROI%), 24 Place (48%, $0.70 Place Return), 34 show (68%, $23.40)

The Grade 2 Del Mar Mile helps anchor Saturday's big Pacific Classic day card at Del Mar. The field has drawn a highly competitive bunch of older vying for a berth in the Breeders Cup Mile.

We turned to the Betmix Angler online handicapping database for guidance and discovered that 34% of the past 43 8-furlong graded turf stakes at the Pacific shore oval fell to the horse ranking first in the Best Speed Last 3 handicapping factor.

The 17 winners in the sample have generated a healthy $19.80 Win Return and nearly 70% of the contenders have factored in the trifecta with the Show Return ($23.40) actually exceeding the Win Return.

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.

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