08/09/2017 1:32PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Aug. 6, 2017

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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.

Saratoga

Grade 1 Whitney

1/2    119

3/4    132

Fin    134

Top 3: Gun Runner 133, Keen Ice 127, Breaking Lucky 126

Note: Half-mile in blue (slow pace) despite race allegedly having a rabbit entered; Gun Runner has seven consecutive race running a least a 125 TimeformUS Speed Figure

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Grade 1 Test

1/4    138

1/2    135

Fin    116

Top 3: American Gal 122, Faypien 119, Tequilita 114

Note: American Gal is 4 for 4 around one turn by a combined 17 1/2 lengths, and 0 for 2 around two turns; second highest TimeformUS Speed Figure for a 3yo filly this year behind Paradise Woods at 124 (Santa Anita Oaks)

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Grade 2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame

1/2    104

3/4    109

Fin    115

Top 3: Bricks and Mortar 119, Yoshida 117, Big Handsome 116

Note: All fractions blue (slow pace) in TimeformUS PPs; winner undefeated in four starts, last three all in slow-paced races

Grade 3 Waya

1/2    130

1m    133

Fin    118

Top 3: Estrechada 119, Lottie 118, Summersault 118

Note: Winner previously winless in five US starts since shipping from Argentina; quick pace - red fractions in TimeformUS PPs

Del Mar

Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon

1/2    127

3/4    123

Fin    122

Top 3: Cambodia 121, Pretty Girl 120, Amboseli 120

Note: First race on West Coast for winner, took advantage of weak local division; odds-on favorite Avenge (3rd, BC FM Turf) off the board after contesting moderate pace

Grade 2 Sorrento

1/4    124

1/2    113

Fin    103

Top 3: Spectator 107, Dancing Belle 97, Terra’s Belle 97

Note: Fastest TimeformUS Speed Figure for a 2yo filly in 2017; heavy favorite Diamondsandpearls well-beaten fourth after tough start

Grade 3 La Jolla

1/2    123

3/4    121

Fin    117

Top 3: Sharp Samurai 117, Fashion Business 117, Colonist 116

Note: Winner has improved TimeformUS Speed Figure in each turf start, from 104 to 117; he was the only stakes winner in the field

Mountaineer

Grade 3 West Virginia Derby

1/2    134

3/4    122

Fin    127

Top 3: Colonelsdarktemper 125, Game Over 124, Lookin at Lee 121

Note: Top two both finished behind Irap last time out in different races; winner has improved speed figure in all eight starts