02/01/2017 1:23PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report: Stakes races for week ending Jan. 29, 2017


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.


Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup
1/2 149
3/4 143
Fin 137

Top 3: Arrogate 139, Shaman Ghost 131, Neolithic 131

Note: Third straight win with 137 TimeformUS Speed Figure – superhorse! Figures are based on times calculated from video replays; official times as currently listed are inaccurate. Read more here.

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Grade 3 La Prevoyante Handicap
1/2 141
10f NA
Fin 117

Top 3: Suffused 117, Arles 115, Try Your Luck 114

Note: Winner has scored in three of last five, with all five races registering TimeformUS Speed Figures between 113 and 118; race final time less than a fifth of a second slower than males in next race; Trakus does not give times for last quarter-mile of 12-furlong races

Grade 3 W.L. McKnight Handicap
1/2 124
10f NA
Fin 118

Top 3: Taghleeb 118, Sadler’s Joy 118, Patterson Cross 116

Note: Top two were well back early, made up nine and 10 lengths in the last mile; Taghleeb has won three of last five, all stakes races

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Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie
1/4 112
1/2 107
Fin 114

Top 3: Curlin’s Approval 111, Genre 107, Distinta 107

Note: Curlin’s Approval was ridden like the heavy favorite she was and won easily without giving her best

Sam Houston

Grade 3 Houston Ladies’ Classic
1/2 122
3/4 125
Fin 122

Top 3: Unbridled Mo 123, I’m a Chatterbox 119, Family Tree 119

Note: Nice rebound for the winner after flopping at 3-1 in the Comely last out; won Remington Oaks in prior start; troubled trip for heavy favorite I’m a Chatterbox

Grade 3 John B. Connally Cup
1/2 119
10f 122
Fin 121

Top 3: Bigger Picture 121, Oscar Nominated 119, Greengrassofyoming 118

Note: Really blossomed since being claimed by Mike Maker from Rudy Rodriguez – has run as fast as 126 TimeformUS Speed Figure after claim, never better than 106 before