Hanshin Cup S. (G3) at Arlington
8F on All Weather (May 11, 2019)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 6 8F main track stakes at Arlington (for ages 3 and older)
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: 1st in Average 3 Late Pace
Factor Stats: 6 contenders, 2 winners (33%, $20.60 flat win bet return, 271 ROI%, 50 place/show, $19 place return, $5.00 show return)
While Belmont Park and Santa Anita struggled with entries for their weekend stakes races, Arlington Park had no such trouble. The Chicago-area track was a magnet for 11 older milers going for the trophy in Saturday's Hanshin Cup S. (G3).
After teasing out the one-mile stakes for juveniles in the Betmix Angler handicapping database we were left with a smaller but more relevant sample size. The Angler analysis revealed that Average of Last 3 Late Pace has pointed to 33% winners of this race type with half of the contenders finishing at least second.
Adding more relevance is the fact that this Angle pointed to last year's Hanshin Cup winner Matrooh, who paid $19.60 for the win and to Mister Marti Gras, the 16--1 runner-up in this race in 2014.