TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for the week ending April 9th

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TimeformUS Speed Figure Report

Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races.

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Santa Anita
Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby
1/2    142
3/4    133
Fin    109
Top 3: Gormley 113, Battle of Midway 116, Royal Mo 115
Note: All fractions red in TimeformUS PPs - fast pace; Royal Mo may have been best battling three wide on lead and beaten only a length

Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks
1/2    116
3/4    118
Fin    127
Top 3: Paradise Woods 124, Abel Tasman 110, It Tiz Well 109
Note: Top TimeformUS Speed Figure for 3-year-old fillies of 2017 and third best among 3-year-olds of any sex (Mastery 127, Timeline 125); 4-5 favorite Abel Tasman had a tough trip, wasn’t catching the winner under any circumstances

Grade 2 Royal Heroine Stakes
1/2    146
3/4    130
Fin    121
Top 3: Hillhouse High 123, Mokat 120, Juno 123
Note: Winner chased fast pace (half-mile red in TimeformUS PPs) from second; career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure, previous top 118

Grade 3 Providencia Stakes
1/2    99
3/4    94
Fin    105
Top 3: Sircat Sally 108, You Missed It 109, Emphatically 105
Note: Despite figure difference, Sircat Sally was much the best with plenty left at the finish; now perfect 5 for 5 in career, 3 for 3 on turf

Aqueduct
Grade 1 Carter Handicap
1/4    141
1/2    137
Fin    125
Top 3: Green Gratto 130, Unified 127, Tommy Macho 122
Note: Winner was top TimeformUS Power Pick at 54-1; also finished second in 2015 Carter at 53-1

Grade 2 Wood Memorial Stakes
1/2    127
3/4    128
Fin    116
Top 3: Irish War Cry 119, Battalion Runner 117, Cloud Computing 111
Note: Holy Bull winner Irish War Cry bounced back from finishing seventh in Fountain of Youth after pressing fast fractions (red in TimeformUS PPs)

Grade 2 Gazelle Stakes
1/2    126
3/4    129
Fin    108
Top 3: Miss Sky Warrior 114, Lockdown 102, Full House 97
Note: Fifth win in a row (3 for 3 at Aqueduct), this one by 13 lengths; has won both starts at 1 1/8 miles, same distance as Kentucky Oaks

Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes
1/4    118
1/2    112
Fin    114
Top 3: Long Haul Bay 111, Even Thunder 110, You’re to Blame 107
Note: Winner perfect 2 for 2, debuted with 108 TimeformUS Speed Figure; even-money favorite Theory off board in first start since BC

Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes
1/2    146
1m    130
Fin    134
Top 3: Send It In 134, Tu Brutus 133, Doyouknowsomething 118
Note: Second-fastest TimeformUS Speed Figure of 2017 (Arrogate 139); first North American start for Tu Brutus and finished 14 lengths in front of Doyouknowsomething, Tu Brutus won previous four dirt starts in Chile by 26-plus lengths

Grade 3 Distaff Handicap
1/4    124
1/2    118
Fin    119
Top 3: Highway Star 117, Indulgent 117, Clipthecouponannie 116
Note: Highway Star is 6 for 6 around one turn but 0 for 3 around two turns; career best TimeformUS Speed Figure

Keeneland
Grade 1 Ashland Stakes
1/2    96
3/4    98
Fin    102
Top 3: Sailor’s Valentine 100, Daddys Lil Darling 100, Someday Soon 99
Note: Winner second-longest odds (22-1) in eight horse field, this was first start around two turns on dirt; favored Elate eased

Grade 1 Madison Stakes
1/4    130
1/2    116
Fin    109
Top 3: Paulassilverlining 109, Constellation 112, Paid Up Subscriber 105
Note: Well-below-average (122) TimeformUS Speed Figure for Grade 1 older females; winner’s first race for new trainer Chad Brown

Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes
1/2    125
3/4    128
Fin    120
Top 3: Irap 122, Practical Joke 120, McCraken 117
Note: Irap was a maiden coming into this race after seven losses to start career; was second-rated TimeformUS Power Pick at 31-1

Grade 2 Shakertown Stakes
1/4    131
1/2    124
Fin    120
Top 3: Holding Gold 120, Green Mask 120, Hogy 117
Note: Winner now 3 for 3 coming off of a layoff, 18-1 odds second longest in nine horse field; Green Mask 0 for 6 in graded stakes
 
Grade 3 Beaumont Stakes
1/4    120
1/2    118
Fin    111
Top 3: Sweet Loretta 112, Sine Wave 110, Laney 101
Note: First race for winner since BC Juvenile Fillies in November, her only loss in five starts; earned 10 points for Kentucky Oaks

Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes
1/4    133
1/2    120
Fin    125
Top 3: Awesome Slew 122, A. P. Indian 119, Limousine Liberal 119
Note: Fourth time running 120+ TimeformUS Speed Figure for winner, including 125 last time out; runner up A. P. Indian had previously won all four starts coming off a layoff (including career debut)

Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes
1/2    123
3/4    122
Fin    113
Top 3: Big Score 114, Holiday Stone 115, Makarios 111
Note: First race for Big Score since finishing fifth in BC Juvenile Turf; Juvenile Turf winner Oscar Performance finished fifth in return as favorite

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