Jim McKay Turf Sprint S. & The Very One S.
5F on the turf at Pimlico (May 20)
Races Analyzed: 15 stakes at 5 furlongs on turf
Date Range: January 1, 2013 - Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Speed This Distance
Factor Stats: 15 contenders, 12 winners (80%, $57.00 flat win bet profit, 290 ROI%)
It’s Preakness weekend and that means a stakes smorgasbord at Pimlico. While the second jewel of the Triple Crown is obviously the main course, a pair of turf sprints may offer the best betting opportunities. An incredible 80% of the winners of the 5-furlong grass stakes at Old Hilltop have been won by the horse ranked first in Speed This Distance.
And since there’s never too much of a good thing, this angle can be applied to both the Jim McKay Turf Sprint S. on the Friday Black-Eyed Susan day card and The Very One S. on the big day.
Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Speed This Distance slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.
Last week’s result - Wake Forest, 5th at 2.70-1
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Now you can get a much better picture of how each horse ranks in every handicapping factor.
The Factor Statistics section of BirdDog always showed how all the factors were ranked, from best to worst, and allowed you to sort based on things like Win%, ROI, etc. You could also see which horses were ranked in the top 4 for each of those factors.
If you wanted to see how every horse in the race was ranked, not just the top 4, or how closely ranked the horses were, you would have had to have given a value to the factor and look at the main table. Essentially you were creating a 1-factor mix for each factor you wanted to investigate.
Now, with the new X-RAY button you can see each factor with every horse ranked from best to worst and also see how closely they are ranked. You can also click on any horse number to isolate that horse within the rankings.
Have a look at this quick video to get more information about X-RAY and some ideas on how it can dramatically improve your handicapping.