Fountain of Youth S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park
8.5F on Dirt (March 5)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 42 8.5-furlong graded dirt stakes at Gulfstream Park
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Best Speed Fast Track
Factor Stats: 50 contenders, 22 winners (44%, $55.80 flat win bet return, 155 ROI%), 40 place & show (80%, $5.00 Place Return & $10.90 Show Return)
Saturday´ s Fountain of Youth is the next step on the South Florida road to the Kentucky Derby and it´ s run at the same 8.5 furlong distance as last month´ s Holy Bull Stakes. We uncovered a positive handicapping factor for that one that pointed to Simplification, the $3.70-1 runner-up after a brutal trip. This factor also happens to have been very effective for the Fountain of Youth so let´ s run it back.
The previous query of the Betmix Angler online handicapping database showed that the Best Speed Fast Track factor has yielded strong numbers overall for this race type (see above). This factor has actually added a (short-priced) winner in the past month (Letruska, winner of the Feburary 26 Royal Delta S.).
Some 44% of contenders ranking first in this factor have won, producing a healthy $52.80 Win Return. Among the winners are a trio of recent FOY heroes, including the past two Greatest Honour ($4.00) and Ete Indian ($8.60).
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Best Speed Fast Track slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.