8.5F on dirt at Fair Grounds (January 16)
Races Analyzed: Last 28 8.5F dirt stakes at Fair Grounds
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Race Class
Factor Stats: 49 contenders, 9 winners (18%) $237.20 Win Return, 23 place/show (46%) $97.40 place return, $26.60 show return
The Triple Crown trail at Fair Grounds kicks off with the January 16 LeComte Stakes, a race won by a pair of eventual Preakness Stakes heroes last decade (Oxbow in 2013 and War of Will last season).
A scan of the Betmix Angler handicapping software has uncovered a risk/reward factor for this racetype. Last Race Class has pointed to only 17% winners but the $237.20 Win Return, as well as very strong Place & Show Returns, make this Sharp Angle worth a look in what is an especially competitive edition of the LeComte.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Last Race Class slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.