08/02/2017 5:30PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for the week ending July 30, 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.

Stakes races for week ending July 30, 2017

Monmouth
G1 Haskell Invitational
1/2 – 139
3/4 – 126
Fin – 120

Top 3: Girvin 120, McCraken 120, Practical Joke 120

Note: Girvin has run first or second in every career start but troubled trip Kentucky Derby; race favorite Timeline (fifth) was the only horse in the field that didn’t start in the Derby

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G2 Monmouth S
1/2 – 90
3/4 – 105
Fin – 120

Top 3: Money Multiplier 131, Irish Strait 127, Kharafa 123

Note: Very slow pace – all fractions blue in TimeformUS PPs; big effort for Money Multiplier in first start since Breeders’ Cup Turf

G3 Monmouth Cup S
1/2 – 120
3/4 – 117
Fin – 127

Top 3: Sharp Azteca 124, Donegal Moon 116, Just Call Kenny 112

Note: Only second try around two turns for winner – lost first try as 3-year-old at 2-5 odds; just a four-horse field, Sharp Azteca only horse that had won at G2 level

G3 Molly Pitcher S
1/2 – 113
3/4 – 111
Fin – 109

Top 3: Money’soncharlotte 110, Eskenformoney 107, Carrumba 105

Note: Third straight for winner – career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure in 20th start; Eskenformoney closed from last for second

G3 Matchmaker S
1/2 – 111
3/4 – 117
Fin – 119

Top 3: Wekeela 121, War Flag 119, Miss Temple City 117

Note: Dream trip up the rail for winner; War Flag has improved TimeformUS Speed Figure in all seven career starts

Del Mar

G1 Clement L. Hirsch S
1/2 – 113
3/4  – 110
Fin – 123

Top 3: Stellar Wind 119, Vale Dori 118, Faithfully 118

Note: Below par TimeformUS figures for G1 older females, but tepid pace had a lot to do with that; Stellar Wind has won of five of last six, lone loss in Breeders’ Cup Distaff

G1 Bing Crosby S
1/4 – 119
1/2 – 114
Fin  – 121

Top 3: Ransom the Moon 117, Roy H 116, Moe Candy 114

Note: Favored Drefong veered in and dumped the rider, caused traffic issues for others and had effect on results and figures

G3 Cougar II H
1/2 – 140
1m – 122
Fin – 115

Top 3: Curlin Road 115, Hard Aces 115, Noble Nick 109

Note: Winner overcame slow pace (blue fractions) to win last race – dug in gamely late to get the nod by scant nose

Saratoga

G1 Vanderbilt H
1/4 – 137
1/2 – 139
Fin – 131

Top 3: El Deal 135, Awesome Banner 118, Limousine Liberal 119

Note: Winner perfect in three tries since barn change with 130-132-135 TimeformUS Speed Figures; began career in MCL 30,000

G2 Jim Dandy S
1/2 – 132
3/4 – 122
Fin – 121

Top 3: Good Samaritan 120, Giuseppe the Great 115, Always Dreaming 117

Note: First start on dirt for winner – also top-rated TimeformUS Late Pace rating; Derby and Preakness winners ran third and fifth

G2 Amsterdam S
1/4 – 135
1/2 – 120
Fin – 123

Top 3: Coal Front 122, Excitations 118, Singing Bullet 109

Note: Winner undefeated in three starts while improving TimeformUS Speed Figure each time; much improved effort for runner-up when returned to a sprint

G2 Bowling Green S

1/2 – 115
1m – 134
Fin – 123

Top 3: Hunter O’Riley 123, Bigger Picture 124, Sadler’s Joy 123

Note: Pace really picked up in second half mile, 153 on TimeformUS scale; winner top rated on TimeformUS Late Pace ratings

G2 Honorable Miss H
1/4 – 116
1/2 – 119
Fin – 117

Top 3: Paulassilverlining 118, Finley’sluckycharm 118, By the Moon 114

Note: Winner three for three since moving to the barn of Chad Brown; runner up eight for 10 sprinting with two seconds

G3 Shuvee H
1/2 – 149
3/4 – 137
Fin – 116

Top 3: Paid Up Subscriber 120, Terra Promessa 94, Apologynotaccepted 86

Note: Paid Up Subscriber won by “reported” 32.5 lengths, but came out of the race injured and is done racing for at least 2017

Woodbine

G2 NijinskyS
1/2 – 99
1m – 114
Fin – 117

Top 3: Dragon Bay 118, Can’thelpbelieving 117, Pumpkin Rumble 114

Note: Well below average TimeformUS Speed Figures for G2 older males; runner-up went off at miserly 2-5 odds

G3 Royal North S
1/4 – 146
1/2 – 126
Fin – 119

Top 3: Jennifer Lynette 118, Kasuga 122, Nobodys Fault 109

Note: Winner is 4 for 5 up to 6f with lone loss by a nose, but 0 for 6 beyond 6f; career best TimeformUS Speed Figure

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