02/21/2017 1:06PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Feb. 20, 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.

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report

Stakes Races for week ending 2-20-2017

Oaklawn

Grade 3 Razorback Handicap

1/2    127

3/4    125

Fin    133

Top 3: Gun Runner 130, Hawaakom 124, Domain’s Rap 120

Note: First race for Gun Runner since taking the Grade 1 Clark in November; fourth horse to win with 130 or greater TimeformUS Speed Figure in 2017

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Grade 3 Southwest Stakes

1/2    134

3/4    129

Fin    124

Top 3: One Liner 124, Petrov 121, Lookin At Lee 108

Note: Top TimeformUS Speed Figure for a 3-year-old this year; more than an eight-length gap between second and third finishers

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Grade 3 Bayakoa Stakes

1/2    128

3/4    118

Fin    116

Top 3: Terra Promessa 117, Power of Snunner 109, Streamline 107

Note: Winner easily took lead over high speed sprinter Super Saks and still had plenty left at the wire

Santa Anita

Grade 3 Buena Vista Stakes

1/2    119

3/4    111

Fin    102

Top 3: Wild At Heart 105, Lily Pod 102, Hillhouse High 93

Note: Race came off turf, could be downgraded; sharp move by trainer Richard Mandella to enter dirt horse with rain in forecast

 

Gulfstream

Grade 2 Royal Delta Stakes

1/2    98

3/4    103

Fin    116

Top 3: Curlin’s Approval 112, Mo’ Green 106, Eskenformoney 100

Note: Perfect storm for winner, track coded in red (speed did very well) and all fractions coded in blue (very slow pace)

Laurel

Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Stakes

1/4    142

1/2    133

Fin    113

Top 3: High Ridge Road 113, By the Moon 119, Clothes Fall Off 115

Note: Pace calls in red - very fast pace; top two had run 1-2 respectively last out in one-mile Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes

Grade 3 General George Stakes

1/4    146

1/2    134

Fin    128

Top 3: Imperial Hint 131, Stallwalkin’ Dude 126, Never Gone South 122

Note: Winner had big early speed edge according to TimeformUS Pace Projector and took full advantage; third-highest winning TimeformUS Speed Figure of 2017 (Arrogate’s 139 is top)

Golden Gate

Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby

1/2    129

3/4    112

Fin    105

Top 3: Zakaroff 105, More Power to Him 103, Tribal Storm 104

Note: Winner turned tables on runner-up after finishing behind him last two outings; was longest shot in field at 48-1