Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend performances that earned the top TimeformUS Speed Figures.
Oaklawn G1 Arkansas Derby Dirt 1 1/8 miles 3yo Top 3: American Pharoah 113, Far Right 101, Mr. Z 104 Pace: Fast Noteworthy: Fourth straight win a career best for American Pharoah Upgrade: Mr. Z ran much better with blinkers back on Downgrade: Far Right was favored by pace, still no match for winner G1 Apple Blossom S Dirt 1 1/16 miles 4yo+ FM Top 3: Untapable 103, Diva’s Diamond 99, Gold Medal Dancer 100 Pace: Moderate Noteworthy: Untapable has yet to reach the level of her slowest 2014 TimeformUS Speed Figure Upgrade: Untapable won easily despite losing plenty of ground Downgrade: Gold Medal Dancer needs things her own way at this class level G2 Oaklawn Handicap Dirt 1 1/8 miles 4yo+ Top 3: Race Day 118, Carve 115, Tapiture 109 Pace: Solid Noteworthy: Fastest route TimeformUS Speed Figure in North America in 2015 Upgrade: Carve ran lifetime best while chasing the winner, still held second Downgrade: None Keeneland G1 Maker’s 46 Mile Turf 1 mile 4yo+ Top 3: Jack Milton 114, Aripeka 111, Long on Value 114 Pace: Fast Noteworthy: First G1 win for Jack Milton in sixth try Upgrade: Long on Value set fast pace on damp, tiring track---held third Downgrade: Legendary had ideal pace scenario, empty late at G1 level G1 Jenny Wiley S Turf 1 mile 4yo+ FM Top 3: Ball Dancing 107, Filimbi 103, Hard Not to Like 104 Pace: Solid Noteworthy: Ball Dancing 2 wins, 2 places in four US starts, second to stablemate Stephanie’s Kitten last Upgrade: None, below par TimeformUS Speed Figure for class Downgrade: Filimbi runs well but is always bet heavily in graded stakes, now 1 for 5 G3 Lexington S Dirt 1 1/16 miles 3yo Top 3: Divining Rod 100, Donworth 97, Fame and Power 97 Pace: Average Noteworthy: Donworth was favored in his second lifetime start, first a maiden win Upgrade: Comfort had trouble at the start, finished well into average pace Downgrade: Fame and Power only third best despite setting clear lead on reasonable pace G3 Ben Ali S Dirt 1 1/8 miles 4yo+ Top 3: Protonico 117, Neck ‘n Neck 109, Ami’s Holiday 106 Pace: Solid Noteworthy: Protonico had never been closer than 2 ¼ lengths back at 1st call in a stakes race before this Upgrade: 6yo Neck ‘n Neck ran best TimeformUS Speed Figure in more than a year, back in form Downgrade: Golden Ticket has lost a few steps but always takes betting action G2 Beaumont S Dirt 7 Furlongs 3yo F Top 3: Miss Ella 93, Divine Dawn 91, Fantastic Style 91 Pace: Fast Noteworthy: Winning trainer Motion rated TimeformUS 97 at Keeneland, 91 w/ maiden winners next out Upgrade: Divine Dawn won the pace battle but lost the war, should do better at shorter distance Downgrade: Miss Ella had a perfect trip off of dueling leaders G3 Appalachian S Turf 1 mile 3yo F Top 3: Lady Eli 104, Miss Temple City 99, Sunset Glow 101 Pace: Average Noteworthy: Lady Eli now perfect in four tries, improved TimeformUS Speed Figure each time out Upgrade: Sunset Glow is a nice filly, should be a force with return to sprint races Downgrade: None, strong race for the class Santa Anita Santa Lucia S Dirt 1 1/16 miles 4yo+ FM Top 3: Beholder 105, Uzziel 101, Oscar Party 98 Pace: Moderate Noteworthy: Two-time champion Beholder has won six of last seven starts Upgrade: Beholder had plenty left at the finish Downgrade: G1 placed Tiz Midnight has run back-to-back clunkers, never a good sign G2 Kona Gold S Dirt 6 ½ Furlongs 4yo+ Top 3: Masochistic 102, San Onofre 100, Sahara Sky 102 Pace: Slow Noteworthy: Winner’s first start for trainer Ellis, rated perfect 100 TimeformUS for new acquisitions Upgrade: Sahara Sky had little chance given the slow pace and his closing style, finished well for 3rd Downgrade: San Onofre set slow pace, still couldn’t hold off winner
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