Holy Bull S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park
8.5F on Dirt (February 1)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 30 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: 34 contenders, 15 winners (44%, $51.00 flat win bet return, 175 ROI%), 28 win/place/show (82%, $1.90 flat place bet return & $8.30 flat show bet return)
The heat gets turned up a little more on the Kentucky Derby trail this weekend with a trio of two-turn graded stakes for sophomore colts, including the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
A query of the Betmix Angler online handicapping databases shows that the Best Speed Fast Track factor has been key in the 8.5 furlong graded dirts stakes at Gulfstream and in the Holy Bull specifically.
Some 44% of contenders ranking first in this factor have won, producing a healthy $51 Win Return. Among the winners are FIVE Holy Bull heroes last decade - Audible ($8.40), Moyhamen ($2.60), Upstart ($6.20), Cairo Prince ($6.20), Itsmyluckyday ($11.40).
What's more is the fact that 83% of the contenders have hit the board, so it surely looks wise to factor this factor into your Holy Bull wagering strategy.
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.