05/27/2008 6:50PM

Weekend thoughts, Beyers

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

*Metropolitan (Bel):  Divine Park (K. McLaughlin/A. Garcia) - 109
*Shoemaker Mile (Hol):  Daytona - Ire (D. Hendricks/A. Solis)  - 108
*Gamely (Hol):  Precious Kitten (R. Frankel/R. Bejarano) - 108
*Cinemine (LS):  Storm Mesa (W. Calhoun/E. Martin Jr.) - 108
*Lone Star (LS):  Giant Gizmo (R. Frankel/G. Gomez) - 104
*Damitrius (Del):  Eternal Star (M. Trombetta/J. Pimentel) - 103
*Sheepshead Bay (Bel):  Mauralakana - Fr (C. Clement/K. Desormeaux) - 102
*Connaught Cup (WO):  Rahy's Attorney (I. Black/S. Callaghan) - 100

*My Juliet (Pha):  Wild Gams (B. Perkins Jr./A. Garcia) - 99
*Hanshin (AP):  Coragil Cat (G. Geier/D. Sanchez) - 98
*Vigil (WO):  Disfunction (J. Carey/E. Ramsammy) - 98
*Louisville (CD):  Lattice (A. Stall Jr./R. Albarado) - 98
*Vagrancy (Bel):  Looky Yonder (R. Dutrow Jr./G. Gomez) - 98
*Dallas Turf Cup (LS):  Church Service (M. Mitchell/B. Blanc) - 97
*Elkwood (Mth):  Buddy's Humor (B. Levine/J. Lezcano) - 96
*Winning Colors (CD):  Graeme Six (T. Amoss/J. Leparoux) - 96
*John J. Reilly (Mth):  Joey P. (B. Perkins Jr./J. Bravo) - 96
*Valid Expectations (LS):  Stealth Cat (S. Asmussen/L. Quinonez) - 96
*Blazing Sword (Crc):  Aly's Wheat (R. Ziadie/W. Henry) - 94
*Ouija Board (LS):  Brownie Points (D. Von Hemel/L. Quinonez) - 93
*Memorial Day (Crc):  Finallymadeit (J. Negrete/E. Nunez) - 93
*Fit for a Queen (AP):  Victorianna (E. Kenneally/J. Graham) - 93
*George W. Barker (FL):  Johnie Bye Night (C. Baker/J. Davila Jr.) - 92
*Pearl City (Bel):  By the Light (R. Dutrow Jr./E. Prado) - 90
*Red Wing Dream (Bel):  Emirates to Dubai (S. bin Suroor/G. Gomez) - 90
*Barksdale (LaD):  Forty Acres (J. Lara/L. Meche) - 90
*Politely (Mth):  Social Queen (A. Goldberg/J. Lezcano) - 90
*Beach Party (LaD):  Steamy Ridge (W. Hawley/D. Simington) - 90

*Arlington Classic (AP):  Meal Penalty (T. Pletcher/J. Velez Jr.) - 89
*USA (LS):  Boss Lafitte (T. Amoss/G. Gomez) - 88
*Cool Air (Crc):  Charlie Papa (C. Kendall/S. Madrid) - 88
*Top Corsage (LaD):  Nice Inheritance (S. Asmussen/D. Meche) - 88
*Lamplighter (Mth):  El Sultry Sun (J. Kimmel/E. Castro) - 87
*Alydar (Hol):  Trevor's Clever (T. West/J. Talamo) - 87
*Gerry Howard Inaugural (Yav):  Capt. Joe Blow (L. Sharp/V. Guerra) - 86
*Open Mind (Mth):  Heckuva Good Time (M. Shuman/J. Lezcano) - 86
*Willard L. Proctor Memorial (Hol):  Backbackbackgone (P. Miller/C. Nakatani) - 84
*Monmouth Beach (Mth):  For Kisses (R. Small/C. Marquez Jr.) - 83
*American 1000 Guineas (AP):  Much Obliged (M. Pierce/C. Emigh) - 83
*Sara's Success (Crc):  Eclisse - Fr (M. Wolfson/J. Santiago) - 82
*Shine Again (Pim):  Come Fly Away (M. Hushion/L. Garcia) - 81
*Alcatraz (GG):  Sky Cape (K. Mulhall/J. Garcia) - 81
*Inaugural (ArP):  Vinny V. (J. Arnett/T. Wales) - 81
*Lady Angela (WO):  Anne's Purse (R. Barnett/E. Da Silva) - 80

*Shy Native (CT):  Julie B (G. Yetsook/L. Reynolds) - 79
*Cinderella (Hol):  Trifecta King (D. O'Neill/R. Bejarano) - 79
*Incredible Ease (LaD):  Lone Star Special (D. Pish/Q. Hamilton) - 78
*Gray's Lake (PrM):  Sharkiowa (N. Ashauer/T. Thompson) - 78
*Harmony Lodge (Crc):  Orinoquia (R. Garcia/E. Nunez) - 75
*William Henry Harrison (Ind):  Liepers Fork (D. Goeing/V. Lebron) - 73
*Ken Pearson Memorial (StP):  Tanika (B. Brown/S. Heiler) - 71

*Bob Bryant (PrM):  Missmekissme (K. Von Hemel/R. Monterrey) - 68
*Dr. T. F. Classen Memorial (Tdn):  Money Card (S. Girten-Drake/J. Magrell) - 66
*Journal Star (Lnn):  Paradise Pete (K. Veerhusen/Y. Yaranga) - 66 (***Ittakestwobaby finished first with 70 Beyer, but was dq'd, and placed second)
*Shelby County (Ind):  Brean Can (M. Nance/O. Mojica) - 65
*Hoofprint on My Heart (StP):  Star Prospector (T. Jordan/Q. Welch) - 65
*Lilac (StP):  Lady Lev (R. McKenzie/S. Beauregard) - 61

Here are the past performances for the stakes winners with the highest and lowest Beyers:

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Swamped today so tomorrow night's big blog will feature Handicapper(s) of the Week as well as responses to most, if not all, of your questions and comments.

Take care,

Dan