01/23/2017 8:58AM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Jan. 22, 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 1-22-2017

Santa Anita

Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes

1/4          128

1/2          124

Fin           113

Top 3: Finest City 118, Fantastic Style 114, Sheer Pleasure 109

Note: Winner named Eclipse Award winner later in the evening after this win; won last three dirt sprints with TimeformUS Speed Figures of 118, 118, 121; runner-up put in nice effort in second start after layoff - battled on hot pace while three wide in return

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Fair Grounds

Grade 3 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap

1/2          127

3/4          131

Fin           117

Top 3: Granny’s Kitten 119, Western Reserve 121, Chocolate Ride 117

Note:  Granny’s Kitten turned tables on Western Reserve; finished third to that one last out in race with much slower pace figs

Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes

1/2          128

3/4          111

Fin           102

Top 3: Guest Suite 103, Untrapped 102, Takeoff 103

Note: Winner has won 3 of 5, including both starts around two turns, and has improved his TimeformUS Speed Figure every start; Takeoff tracked fast pace while wide around the first turn; ran very well to be beaten less than two lengths

Silverbulletday Stakes

1/2          102

3/4          96

Fin           94

Top 3: Farrell 94, Wicked Lick 90, Gris Gris 92

Note: Not a strong edition of this race (2016 winner Stageplay ran 104 TimeformUS Speed Figure); Farrell finished 0.81 seconds slower than males ran in Lecomte two races later on card; race run over a muddy track

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Oaklawn

Dixie Belle Stakes

1/4          113

1/2          109

Fin           89

Top 3: Chanel’s Legacy 97, My Sweet Stella 86, Five Star Factor 89

Note: All fractions red in TimeformUS PPs - hot pace; track was not kind to speed on the day, TimeformUS Race Rating coded in blue to note this; race favorite Vertical Oak had tough trip considering the pace and track, finished 4th but second-best speed fig

Gulfstream

Sunshine Millions Classic

1/2          121

3/4          126

Fin           114

Top 3: Hy Riverside 116, Nauset Beach 118, Awesome Slew 115

Note: $200,000 race restricted to Florida-bred horses; career best TimeformUS Speed Figure for winner; he is now 4 for 8 since being gelded, was only 1 for 8 before that