11/09/2017 11:40AM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for 2017 Breeders' Cup races

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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.

Del Mar

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic

1/2    147

3/4    147

Fin    138

Top 3: Gun Runner 140, Collected 138, West Coast 135

Note: Fasted Breeders’ Cup race ever on TimeformUS Speed Figures, which date back to 2004; previously ran 142 winning Grade 1 Woodward in last start; last year’s Classic winner Arrogate finished in a dead heat for fifth

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf

1/2    158

1m    141

Fin    130

Top 3: Talismanic 130, Beach Patrol 130, Highland Reel 129

Note: Hot pace - all fractions red in TimeformUS PPs; perfect trip for winner, saving ground all the way before moving out late; previously campaigned exclusively in France

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Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff

1/2    144

3/4    134

Fin    125

Top 3: Forever Unbridled 126, Abel Tasman 124, Paradise Woods 124

Note: Winner undefeated in 2017 only ran three times; finished third in 2016 Distaff; 3-year-olds finished second through sixth

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile

1/2    160

3/4    140

Fin    126

Top 3: World Approval 128, Lancaster Bomber 127, Blackjackcat 125

Note: All fractions red in TimeformUS PPs - very fast pace; World Approval has won five of six in 2017, lone loss at 10 furlongs

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

1/2    135

3/4    134

Fin    128

Top 3: Wuheida 129, Rhododendron 126, Cambodia 127

Note: First win of 2017 for 3-year-old Wuheida; top two had run exclusively in Europe; favored Lady Eli had traffic problems and had some ugly looking wounds on her leg post race

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

1/2    128

3/4    115

Fin    120

Top 3: Good Magic 118, Solomini 114, Bolt d’Oro 112

Note: First win for Good Magic - previously second in MSW and Grade 1 Champagne; odds-on favorite Bolt d’Oro had impossible trip - traveled 78 more feet (~ nine lengths) than the winner while wide on both turns

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

1/2    128

3/4    123

Fin    104

Top 3: Caledonia Road 105, Alluring Star 107, Blonde Bomber 99

Note: Fast pace - red fractions in TimeformUS PPs; winner (17-1) was top Late Pace Rating filly in the field

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint

1/4    125

1/2    124

Fin    130

Top 3: Roy H 126, Imperial Hint 126, Mind Your Biscuits 123

Note: Tepid pace – half-mile fraction in blue in TimeformUS PPs; Roy H has lost only one race on dirt since being gelded and that came when bothered by a loose horse

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

1/2    117

3/4    119

Fin    129

Top 3: Battle of Midway 126, Sharp Azteca 125, Awesome Slew 120

Note: Winner second in Oklahoma Derby last out after brutal trip; Bob Baffert pair of Mor Spirit and Cupid finish 8th and 10th of 10

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

1/4    143

1/2    132

Fin    114

Top 3: Bar of Gold 113, Ami’s Mesa 117, Carina Mia 115

Note: Fast pace as predicted by TimeformUS Pace Projector;  66-1 winner had second-best Late Pace rating in field

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

1/4    146

1/2    134

Fin    124

Top 3: Stormy Liberal 125, Richard’s Boy 125, Disco Partner 123

Note: Top two (30-1, 13-1) had same connections - trainer Peter Miller, owner Rockingham Ranch; third finisher Disco Partner was flying at the finish, needs a little more distance

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Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

1/2    125

3/4    118

Fin    108

Top 3: Mendelssohn 110, Untamed Domain 106, Voting Control 107

Note: Winner’s first start in U.S., had improved greatly with blinkers last out and added Lasix for this win; Timeform rating was best in field

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

1/2    116

3/4    108

Fin    106

Top 3: Rushing Fall 106, Best Performance 104, September 103

Note: Rushing Fall overcame bad post, wide trip, and early move to remain undefeated in three tries; lots of very tough trips in this field - worth watching the replay a few times