02/18/2016 10:26AM

Jerardi: A Beyer in the low 90s wins Risen Star


That was a strong Presidents Day weekend for 3-year-olds moving up the Beyer Speed Figure scale. Nyquist could not get a 90 as a 2-year-old. The unbeaten champ blew right past the 90s with a 100 Beyer when he won the San Vicente Stakes in an extremely impressive performance. Suddenbreakingnews came from absolutely nowhere in the Southwest Stakes to win and get a 93 Beyer, a 16-point improvement over his previous best. Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Destin also got a career-best Beyer with a 91.