12/28/2016 4:38PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for two weeks ending Dec. 26, 2016

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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.

Stakes races for two weeks ending Dec. 26, 2016

Santa Anita
Grade 1 Malibu
1/4 – 117
1/2 – 128
Fin – 124

Top 3: Mind Your Biscuits 123, Sharp Azteca 125, Ten Blessings 118

Note: Aggressive ride by Joel Rosario on winner made the difference, keeping horse much closer than in recent start, including third-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint; Sharp Azteca ran huge second quarter, 140 on the TimeformUS scale

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Grade 1 La Brea
1/4 – 111
1/2 – 111
Fin – 112

Top 3: Constellation 111, Finley’sluckycharm 111, Enola Gray 106

Note: Second straight win for Constellation after seven-month layoff – easily won $30K stakes at Turf Paradise in previous start

Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile
1/2 – 137
3/4 – 122
Fin – 123

Top 3: Conquest Enforcer 123, Mittersill 122, Moonlight Drive 121

Note: Career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure for wire-to-wire winner, fifth win in eight tries; 2-3-4 finishers were all well back early

Grade 3 San Simeon
1/4 – 136
1/2 – 130
Fin – 120

Top 3: Betty’s Bambino 121, Stormy Liberal 119, Richard’s Boy 114

Note: Sixth win in seven career starts down the hill for Betty’s Bambino, this one off a nearly two-year layoff

Gulfstream Park

Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday
1/2 – 92
3/4 – 107
Fin – 122

Top 3: Stanford 117, Keen Ice 114, Awesome Slew 114

Note: Very slow pace; Breeders’ Cup Classic third finisher ran well to be second considering track/pace

Grade 3 Sugar Swirl
1/4 – 114
1/2 – 117
Fin – 110

Top 3:  Dearest 113, You Bought Her 107, Stonetastic 109

Note: Speed did much better than average; final career race for two-time Grade 2 winner Stonetastic

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