04/07/2008 6:12PM

Weekend comments, Beyers, fractional times

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Here are the winning Beyer Speed Figures for last week's stakes races:

*Oaklawn (OP):  Tiago (J. Shirreffs/M. Smith) - 110

*Carter (Aqu):  Bustin Stones (B. Levine/E. Prado) - 109
*Excelsior (Aqu):  Temporary Saint (B. Levine/C. Lopez) - 105
*Apple Blossom (OP): Zenyatta (J. Shirreffs/M. Smith) - 104
*Arcadia (SA):  Daytona - Ire (D. Hendricks/A. Solis) - 103
*Illinois Derby (Haw):  Recapture the Glory (L. Roussel III/E. Baird) - 102
*Bay Shore (Aqu): J Be K (S. Asmussen/G. Gomez) - 100
*Bachelor (OP):  Lantana Mob (S. Asmussen/L. Quinonez) - 100

*Fantasy (OP):  Eight Belles (J. Jones/R. Dominguez) - 99
*Lafayette (KEE):  Keep Laughing (K. McLaughlin/J. Velazquez) - 99
*Potrero Grande (SA):  Greg's Gold (D. Hofmans/V. Espinoza) - 97
*Pan American (GP):  Presious Passion (M. Hartmann/A. Smith) - 97
*Primonetta (Lrl):  Hungarian Boatbaby (A. Dutrow/A. Castellano Jr.) - 96
*Sensational Star (SA):  Lucky J. H. (C. Gaines/V. Espinoza) - 96
*California Turf Sprint Championship (BM):  Bonfante (R. McAnally/F.  Alvarado) - 95
*Santa Anita Derby (SA):  Colonel John (E. Harty/C. Nakatani) - 95
*Sam Houston Turf Sprint Cup (Hou):  Smitty's Sunshine (M. Nicks/E. Martin Jr.) - 95
*Hilton Garden Inn Sprint (Tam):  Blue Pepsi Lodge (K. Ziadie/W. Henry) - 94
*OBS Sophomore (Tam):  Repenting (J. Ness/D. Centeno) - 94
*Las Flores (SA):  Tiz Elemental (C. Gaines/V. Espinoza) - 94
*James M. Levitch Illinois Owners (Haw):  Distorted Groom (O. Rainwater/J. Lantz) - 93
*Cherokee River Stables Turf Classic (Tam):  Soldier's Dancer (D. Vivian/D. Centeno) - 93
*Wood Memorial (Aqu):  Tale of Ekati (B. Tagg/E. Prado) - 93
*Valentine Dancer (SA):  Tiz a Blend (C. Gaines/V. Espinoza) - 93
*John B. Connally Turf (Hou):  Scrappy Roo (J. Locke/P. Nolan) - 91
*Meafara (Haw):  La Wildcat (B. Flint/T. Thornton) - 90
*Wildcat (TuP):  Mighty Bodacious (D. Vannorsdel/R. Eikleberry) - 90

*Ashland (Kee):  Little Belle (K. McLaughlin/R. Maragh) - 88
*L and D Farm Turf Distaff (Tam):  Bayou's Lassie (C. Clement/D. Centeno) - 87
*Central Bank Transylvania (Kee):  Boss Lafitte (T. Amoss/R. Albarado) - 86
*Jersey Lilly (Hou):  Barbette (D. Pish/Q. Hamilton) - 85
*Dayton Andrews Dodge Sophomore Turf (Tam):  El Sultry Sun (J. Kimmel/J. Velez Jr.) - 84
*Providencia (SA):  Missit - Ire (B. Cecil/V. Espinoza) - 84
*Stonehedge Farm South Soph. Fillies (Tam):  Moonshine Alice (G. Bennett/A. Ramgeet) -80

*Personal Girl (Aqu):  Karakorum Starlet (J. Odintz/S. Elliott) - 79
*Daylight Sprint Thoroughbred (Sun):  Stonestreet Song (S. Asmussen/C. Lambert) - 79
*Scottsdale (TuP):  Bitterbutsweet (D. Morgan/S. Stevens) - 78
*La Voyageuse (WO):  Shilla (N. Gonzalez/D. Clark) - 78
*Arizona Stallion (TuP):  White Spar (K. Lewis/S. Gann) - 76
*Perfect Poppy (Aqu):  All Night Labor (T. Nunley/S. Elliott) - 74

*Pepsi (Fon):  Preciousville (D. Coughlin/L. Ranilla) - 54

Here are the lifetime past performances for "Big Beyer" Tiago:

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Let's take a look at some of the incremental times for the Big 3 Derby Preps (according to Formulator 4.1):

*Tale of Ekati -  (23.55, 22.88, 25.52, 26.74, 13.66)

Fastest incremental times in the Wood Memorial:

1Q - War Pass - 22.46
2Q - Roman Emperor - 22.54
3Q - Court Vision - 24.16
STR - Court Vision - 25.79
FIN - Spurrier - 13.52


*Colonel John (24.15, 24.17, 24.36, 23.39, 12.10)

Fastest incremental times in the Santa Anita Derby:

1Q - Coast Guard - 23.33
2Q - Shore Do - 23.89
3Q - El Gato Malo - 23.87
STR - Yankee Bravo - 23.22
FIN - Colonel John - 12.10


*Recapturetheglory (24.17, 24.47, 24.20, 24.05, 12.12)

Fastest incremental times in the Illinois Derby

1Q - Recapturetheglory - 24.17
2Q - Real Appeal - 24.00
3Q - TIE, Atoned, Denis of Cork - 23.93
STR - TIE, Atoned, Recapturetheglory - 24.05
FIN - Recapturetheglory - 12.12

Tell me if these numbers mean anything to you.

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Want to get the numbers out to you so I'll be back tomorrow with 'cappers of the week, and responses to as many questions and comments that I can. 

Thanks again for your heartfelt wishes this weekend.  They really meant a lot to me.

Best,

Dan