Santa Anita Derby (G1) at Santa Anita
9F on Dirt (April 3)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 43 9-furlong graded dirt stakes at Santa Anita
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Avg. Last 3 Late Pace
Factor Stats: 45 contenders, 17 winners (37%, $28.10 flat win bet return, 131 ROI%), 27 place (60%, $21.60 flat place bet return, 34 show (75% $2.40 flat show bet return)
The Santa Anita Derby became a very interesting race for handicappers the moment that projected odds-on favorite Life Is Good was sidelined with a minor ankle surgery,
Ten more evenly-matched sophomore colts will now try to earn their way into the Kentucky Derby starting, a perfect situation to call on the Betmix Angler online handicapping database for some help.
Angler tells us that the horse ranking first in the Avg. Last 3 Late Pace handicapping factor has triumphed in 37% of the 9-furlong graded dirt stakes in Arcadia since 2012, generating plus returns across the board.
Among those are a trio of Santa Anita Derby champs since 2014 - California Chrome ($3.40), Dortmund ($3.20) and Roadster, the $8.20 winner two years ago.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Avg. Last 3 Late Pace slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.
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