07/06/2017 7:47AM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending July 4, 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.

Monmouth

Grade 1 United Nations

1/2    152

1m    146

Fin    124

Top 3: Bigger Picture 124, Can’thelpbelieving 125, Beach Patrol 124

Note: Fractions red in TimeformUS PPs, hot pace; top two were well off the pace early while 7-5 favorite Beach Patrol was part of pace duel

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Woodbine

Queen’s Plate

1/2    135

3/4    129

Fin    116

Top 3: Holy Helena 117, Tiz a Slam 112, Inflexibility 111

Note: Winning filly completed the Woodbine Oaks/Queen’s Plate double and is undefeated around two turns; early Kentucky Derby pacesetter State of Honor also set the pace in this race

Grade 2 Highlander

1/4    137

1/2    128

Fin    123

Top 3: Green Mask 122, Calgary Cat 118, Commute 121

Note: Winner was first horse to return to races from Disco Partner’s world record Japuir; ultra consistent, with last five speed figures all from 119 to 122

Grade 2 King Edward

1/2    125

3/4    125

Fin    122

Top 3: Go Bro 122, Hootenanny 122, Tower of Texas 120

Note: Winner at 44-1 had best last-out TimeformUS Speed Figure; career best figure for runner-up, who hit board in a graded stakes for the first time since winning BC Juvenile Turf of 2014; he was 0 for 5 in interim

Grade 2 Dance Smartly

1/2    130

3/4    126

Fin    120

Top 3: Rainha Da Bateria (DH) 120, Starship Jubilee (DH) 120, Involuntary 119

Note: Dead heat for the win; second consecutive lifetime best TimeformUS Speed Figure for Starship Jubilee

Grade 3 Dominion Day

1/2    127

3/4    126

Fin    127

Top 3: Melmich 128, Gigantic Breeze 125, Are You Kidding Me 124

Note: Winner broke maiden for $23,500 tag, now has 13 wins in 29 starts and is approaching $700,000 in earnings; Gigantic Breeze had three-race winning streak broken but improved career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure by 20 points

Grade 3 Singspiel

1/2    147

1m    138

Fin    119

Top 3: Aldous Snow 119, Bullards Alley 119, Pumpkin Rumble 114

Note: All fractions in red in TimeformUS PPs - hot pace; below-par TimeformUS Speed Figures for Grade 3 older males

Santa Anita

Grade 2 San Carlos

1/4    139

1/2    137

Fin    127

Top 3: Danzing Candy 131, Ransom the Moon 129, Kobe’s Back 115

Note: Winner withstood pace pressure from runner-up’s rabbit - big effort; Kobe’s Back actually broke well!

Grade 3 American

1/2    127

3/4    129

Fin    124

Top 3: Pee Wee Reese 125, Om 122, Alert Bay 120

Note: First try in open stakes company for winner resulted in fourth win in five turf tries; Om has lost his two races, both as the favorite and around two turns, since runner-up finish in BC Turf Sprint

Grade 3 Wilshire

1/2    146

3/4    133

Fin    121

Top 3: Enola Gray 122, Madame Stripes 120, Juno 117

Note: Hot pace; Enola Gray pulled an “Obviously” and speed-blitzed the field and had plenty left to hang on; surprisingly 2 for 2 around two turns

Belmont

Grade 2 Mother Goose

1/2    114

3/4    109

Fin    116

Top 3: Unchained Melody 114, Lockdown 111, Moana 103

Note: Winner was nicely rated - opened a clear lead, slowed the pace, and had plenty left when challenged in stretch; runner-up never worse than third in six career starts

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Gulfstream

Grade 2 Princess Rooney

1/4    113

1/2    113

Fin    127

Top 3: Curlin’s Approval 121, Distinta 116, Lightstream 112

Note: Blue fractions in TimeformUS PPs - slow pace; stunning reversal of form for winner after two dismal efforts as odds-on favorite

Grade 3 Smile Sprint

1/4    111

1/2    114

Fin    122

Top 3: Imperial Hint 116, Awesome Banner 113, Very Very Stella 106

Note: Blue fractions in TimeformUS PPs - slow pace; Imperial Hint’s first start since taking Grade 3 General George in February, had been shipped to Dubai for Golden Shaheen in interim but was forced to scratch with a fever

Grade 3 Carry Back

1/4    116

1/2    119

Fin    115

Top 3: Three Rules 114, Mo Cash 116, Benefactor 105

Note: Winner is 5-1-1 from seven sprint starts, was third in two-turn Grade 2 Fountain of Youth; Mo Cash was challenged the whole way, put away the speed, and nearly held on - future is bright for this sprinter

Parx

Grade 3 Dr. James Penny Memorial

1/2    119

3/4    122

Fin    121

Top 3: Fourstar Crook 120, My Impression 118, Cambodia 119

Note: Eight win in a row for Fourstar Crook, who was making his first try in a graded stakes race; previous two stakes wins were in New York-bred races

Churchill

Grade 3 Bashford Manor

1/4    104

1/2    106

Fin    106

Top 3: Ten City 104, Copper Bullet 101, Hardworkcleanlivin 88

Note: Winner is now 2 for 2, having won debut at Keeneland; adventurous trip for runner-up, expect improvement next time