Jim McKay S. at Pimlico
5F on Turf (May 15)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 27 5-furlong turf stakes at Pimlico
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Late Pace
Factor Stats: 27 contenders, 8 winners (29%, $26.20 Win Return, 148 ROI%), 14 place (51%, $34.20 Place Return, 15 show (55%, $1.60 Show Return)
The Jim McKay Turf Sprint honors the late, great ABC sportscaster and Maryland racing advocate and it just might be the most compelling handicapping challenge over Preakness Stakes weekend at Pimlico.
The 5-furlong turf affair has drawn full field of 12 with a 5/2 morning line favorite. Races like these are prime candidates for the big data handicapping analysis provided by the Betmix Angler online database.
Angler reveals that the Last Late Pace handicapping factor has shown good results in this race type. Nearly 30% of the contenders ranking first in this factor have won, generating a smart $26.20 Win Return.
It's also pointed to some live longshots in the exacta spot as evidenced by the even higher $34.20 Place Return. Among the runners finishing 2nd are Tempt Me Twice, the 30-1 runner-up in the 2019 McKay.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Last Late Pace slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.