04/14/2008 8:18PM

Weekend thoughts, Beyers, prep splits

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

*Maker's Mark Mile (Kee):  Kip Deville (R. Dutrow Jr./C. Velasquez) - 105

*Arkansas Derby (OP):  Gayego (P. Lobo/M. Smith) - 104
*Count Fleet Sprint (OP):  Semaphore Man (K. Von Hemel/T. Doocy) - 102
*Shakertown (Kee):  Mr. Nightlinger (W. Calhoun/H. Theriot III) - 101

*Commonwealth (Kee):  Rebellion - GB (H. Motion/E. Prado) - 99
*Bayakoa (OP):  Buy the Barrel (J. Jones/G. Saez) - 97
*Achievement (WO):  Stuck in Traffic (N. Gonzalez/D. Clark) - 97
*Vinery Madison (Kee):  Ventura (R. Frankel/G. Gomez) - 96
*Fifth Season (OP):  Prom Shoes (W. Fires/C. Emigh) - 95
*Jenny Wiley (Kee):  Rutherienne (C. Clement/G. Gomez) - 95
*Czaria (Sun):  Illybilly (P. Shirley/B. Theriot) - 94
*Santa Lucia (SA):  Santa Teresita (D. Hofmans/J. Talamo) - 93
*Instant Racing (OP):  Euphony (Donnie Von Hemel/M. Berry) - 92
*Toyota Blue Grass (Kee):  Monba (T. Pletcher/E. Prado) - 92
*Dahlia (Lrl):  Lady Digby (H. Motion/J. Rose) - 91
*Northern Spur (OP):  Sebastian County (Don Von Hemel/L. Sterling Jr.) - 90

*Stonerside Beaumont (Kee):  Ariege (R. Frankel/G. Gomez) - 89
*Premiere (LS):  Sandburr (M. Stidham/M. Berry) - 89
*Bay Meadows Oaks (BM):  Seattle Smooth (J. Canani/R. Baze) - 89
*Sales (Colts and Horses):  Teagues Fight (D. MacDonald/S. Heiler) - 89
*Holy Bull (GP):  Hey Byrn (E. Plesa Jr./C. Lopez) - 88
*Comely (Aqu):  Sherine (A. Dutrow/A. Garcia) - 87
*Las Cienegas (SA):  Lightmyfirebaby (B. Abrams/A. Solis) - 86 (Bahama Mama finished first with 88 Beyer, but was disqualified and placed fourth)
*Inaugural (EvD):  Devereux (S. Asmussen/D. Meche) - 85
*La Puente (SA):  Tiz West (R. Mandella/V. Espinoza) - 85
*Dowd Mile (Fon):  Blumin Attitude (J. Cranwell/D. Leeds) - 85
*Prima Donna (OP):  Palanka City (T. Gestes/C. Emigh) - 84
*Lizzy Cool (Aqu):  Weathered (K. Grusmark/M. Luzzi) - 83
*New York Stallion Times Square (Aqu):  Fort Drum (G. Contessa/E. Coa) - 82
*Sales (Stp) (Fillies and Mares):  R. Lucinda (S. Simon/Q. Welch) - 81

*Star Shoot (WO):  Verdana Bold (D. Vella/E. Ramsammy) - 78
*Hallowed Dreams (EvD):  Tensas Gray Girl (E. Mouton/E. Maldonado) - 70

*Royal North (Beu):  Eye Cant Look Back (G. King/J. Magrell) - 67
*New York Stallion Park Avenue (Aqu):  Like a Rose (G. Contessa/M. Luzzi) - 66

Here are the lifetime past performances for Kip Deville:

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Here are the incremental splits from the two big Derby preps (according to Formulator 4.1):

Toyota Blue Grass: (24.96, 49.01, 1:13.17, 1:37.27, 1:49.71)

Fastest first 1/4 mile (Cowboy Cal - 24.96)
Fastest second 1/4 mile (Monba - 23.94)
Fastest third 1/4 mile (Miner's Claim - 23.60)
Fastest fourth 1/4 mile (Halo Najib - 23.52)
Fastest last 1/8 mile (Visionaire - 12.12)

Arkansas Derby:  (22.71, 46.61, 1:11.09, 1:36.95, 1:49.63)

Fastest first 1/4 mile (Tres Borrachos - 22.71)
Fastest second 1/4 mile (Gayego - 23.72)
Fastest third 1/4 mile (Indian Sun - 23.95)
Fastest fourth 1/4 mile (Z Fortune - 25.01)
Fastest last 1/8 mile (Golden Yank - 12.12)

Having some computer problems so will address all of the questions, comments, and pp requests as well as taking a look at the blog's top handicappers from last week in tomorrow's edition.

Take it easy,

Dan