04/16/2017 3:35PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report stakes races for week ending 4-16-2017

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Oaklawn

G1 Arkansas Derby
1/2 119
3/4 114
Fin 117
Top 3: Classic Empire 115, Conquest Mo Money 116, Lookin At Lee 113
Note: 2-year-old Eclipse champion won in only second 2017 start - possible Kentucky Derby favorite;  fifth-  and sixth- place finisher Malagacy and Untrapped had really tough, wide trips and ran better than looked.

G1 Apple Blossom H
1/2 95
3/4 98
Fin 113
Top 3: Stellar Wind 108, Terra Promessa 107, Streamline 103
Note: These TimeformUS Speed Figures virtually meaningless, pace was much too slow to run a representative number; nevertheless it was a good effort by the winner to run down a slow pace, loose leader that has multiple graded-stakes wins.

G2 Oaklawn H
1/2 128
3/4 122
Fin 122
Top 3: Inside Straight 121, Domain’s Rap 119, Midnight Storm 120
Note: Winner has really stepped up since removing blinkers for last two races, both wins and ran 120+ TimeformUS Speed Figures for first time in career; only second race outside SoCal for heavy favorite Midnight Storm and he was not good at all.

G3 Fantasy S
1/2 120
3/4 116
Fin 107
Top 3: Ever So Clever 107, Chanel’s Legacy 108, Vexatious 105
Note: 15-1 winner was much the best TimeformUS Late Pace horse in race expected to set up for closers - 15 point edge.

G3 Count Fleet Sprint H
1/4 143
1/2 136
Fin 122
Top 3: Whitmore 124, Apprehender 113, Holy Boss 124
Note: Whitmore still perfect around one turn in six starts by a combined 24+ lengths, 0 for 5 around two turns.

Keeneland
G1 Maker’s 46 Mile S

1/2 144
3/4 138
Fin 124
Top 3: American Patriot 125, Heart to Heart 128, Conquest Panthera 125
Note: Winner ran career-best 121 last out in first start as 4-year-old, improved once again; game effort for runner-up pressing fast pace.

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G1 Jenny Wiley S

1/2 134
3/4 131
Fin 127
Top 3: Dickinson 127, Lady Eli 126, Quidura 125
Note: Dickinson has won five of six since switching to turf, lifetime best figures in last two; strong effort for Lady Eli in first race since BC Filly and Mare Turf - all three career losses by less than a length.

G3 Lexington S
1/2 128
3/4 117
Fin 110
Top 3: Senior Investment 110, West Coast 111, No Dozing 110
Note: Dirt races on day coded blue by TimeformUS - not kind to speed; winner improved speed figure for 7th consecutive race.

G3 Ben Ali S

1/2 147
3/4 134
Fin 118
Top 3: Watershed 120, Eagle 115, Bird Song 120
Note: Fast pace - fractions red in TimeformUS PPs, opposite of TimeformUS Pace Projector prediction; back-to-back 120s for winner.

Santa Anita
G3 Los Angeles S

1/4 107
1/2 110
Fin 123
Top 3: Lord Simba 117, Eastwood 116, Grazen Sky 111
Note: G3 in name only, winner in four-horse field was 1-2 off a maiden win; very slow pace - all fractions blue in TimeformUS PPs.

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