Pegasus World Cup Inv. (G1)
9F on dirt at Gulfstream Park (January 25)
Races Analyzed: 14 most recent 9F G1 dirt stakes at Gulfstream Park
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Win %
Factor Stats: 18 contenders, 9 winners (50%) $37.20 Win Return, 10 place/show (55%) $7.60 place return
The 4th running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational became suddenly and unfortunately wide open with the late week defections of Omaha Beach and Spun to Run.
While the race is much less compelling from a fan standpoint it's a now a much more intriguing contest to handicap.
A perusal of the Betmix Angler handicapping database shows that it's been difficult for bettors to make hay in the 9-furlong dirt Grade 1's at Gulfstream Park. There have been only four double-digit win mutuels, capped by Graydar who paid $13.40 for his victory in 2013 when the Pegasus was still the Donn Handicap.
But digging a little deeper we were able to parse out the Win % factor that's hit 50% of the time, often enough to yield a $37.20 Win Return along with a positive Place Return.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Win% slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.