Sharp Angles – Lexington Stakes

Lexington S. (G3) at 8.5F on Dirt (April 14)
Horse Racing Data Analyzed: Last 49 8.5-furlong graded dirt stakes at Keeneland
Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present
Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Avg. Lifetime Earnings
Factor Stats: 49 contenders, 18 winners (36%, $26.40 Win Return 126 ROI%), 25 Place (51%, $8.20 Place Return), 29 Show (59%)

Last call for Kentucky Derby contenders! That will be the underlying theme when the bugler calls 11 sophomore colts postward for the Lexington Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

It´ s been an exceptionally competitive Derby prep season, as evidenced by the fact that 40 qualifying points doesn´ t guarantee a spot in this year´ s Run for the Roses. Horseplayers face yet another handicapping challenge with this Lexington field so we turned to the Betmix Angler online handicapping database for insights.

Angler shows us that Avg. Lifetime Earnings has produced good results in this racetype at Keeneland, pointing to 36% winners of the 8.5-furlong graded dirt stakes since 2012, while generating a very healthy $26.40 Win Return.

Find this race in Betmix Birddog and use the Avg. Lifetime Earnings slider to see which horse ranks first in this factor. That’s the Sharp Angles play.

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Author: Cory Romero