Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn Park
8F on Dirt (January 1)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 34 8-furlong non-graded main at Oaklawn
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st Avg. of Last 3 E2 Pace
Factor Stats: 35 contenders, 11 winners (31%) $57.00 Win Return, (181 ROI%), 18 Place (51%) $33.40 Place Return, 24 Show (68%) $13.60 Show Return
Here we go! The 2022 Kentucky Derby trail officially kicks off with a quartet of Saturday points races for the nearly-turned sophomores.
The Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park honors the 2004 Derby/Preakness champ and has drawn the largest and most competitive field among the four New Year´ s Day preps.
The Betmix Angler online handicapping database tells us that Avg. of Last 3 E2 Pace has been highly predictive and lucrative in the 8-furlong listed stakes in Hot Springs. Three of the past five Smarty Jones winners have ranked first in this handicapping factor and the overall numbers are compelling - a 31% strike rate and across the board positive returns.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Avg. of Last 3 E2 Pace slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.