01/09/2017 12:14PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Jan. 8, 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.

Santa Anita

Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes

1/4         122

1/2         120

Fin          109

Top 3:    Unique Bella 112, It Tiz Well 100, Shane’s Girlfriend 104

Note:  Winner was well in hand while traveling wide throughout; Jerry Hollendorfer trained top two finishers

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Grade 3 Sham Stakes

1/2         128

3/4         120

Fin          115

Top 3:  Gormley 117, American Anthem 117, Big Hit 98

Note:  Thirteen-length gap between second and third; Gormley now 3 for 4, only loss coming in toughtrip BC Juvenile

Grade 3 San Gabriel S (off turf)

1/2         123

3/4         124

Fin          119

Top 3:  Blue Tone 121, Itsinthepost 119, Twentytwentyvision 115

Note:  Downgraded from Grade 2 pending reevaluation; nice call by winning connections seemingly anticipating race coming off grass

Las Cienegas Stakes (off turf)

1/4         126

1/2         120

Fin          108

Top 3:    Watch This Cat 111, Paquita Coqueta 105, Cadet Roni 87

Note:  Originally a Grade 3, will be reevaluated to determine if kept; only second career dirt start for winner, first a very tough trip

 

Gulfstream

Grade 3 Dania Beach Stakes

1/2         103

3/4         101

Fin          104

Top 3:  Made You Look 105, Clyde’s Image 101, Shiraz 100

Note:  Winner improved TimeformUS Speed Figure in every start - 105, 103, 95, 88, 84; finished 6th in BC Juvenile Turf last out

Grade 3 Ginger Brew Stakes

1/2         107

3/4         104

Fin          99

Top 3:  Bellavais 98, India Mantuana 101, Lady Alexandra 97

Note:  Rider of runner-up hit winner across nose with whip in stretch, game effort to get up despite that; first time across wire first - broke maiden last out via disqualification

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Old Hat Stakes

1/4         96

1/2         97

Fin          100

Top 3:  Wildcat Katie 98, Bode’s Dream 98, Summer Luck 92

Note:  Top two reversed finish from sloppy track House Party Stakwes month earlier; winner has two wins and two seconds in four tries

Mucho Macho Man Stakes

1/2         125

3/4         108

Fin          109

Top 3:  Sonic Mule 109, State of Honor 109, Talk Logistics 106

Note:  Winner sported best last-out TimeformUS Speed Figure; first try on dirt for State of Honor, should be his best surface