06/12/2017 9:15AM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending June 11, 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.

Belmont

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes

1/2    138

1m    128

Fin    120

Top 3: Tapwrit 120, Irish War Cry 119, Patch 113

Note: Fast pace for a race of this distance, field was very strung out at the wire; Triple Crown races saw nine different horses fill the top three slots

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Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap

1/2    121

3/4    122

Fin    135

Top 3: Mor Spirit 130, Sharp Azteca 124, Tommy Macho 119

Note: Top two were never challenged, setting a slow pace up front and running away from the rest, with Mor Spirit much the best; Mor Spirit has won last three with TimeformUS Speed Figures of 130-130-127

Grade 1 Manhattan

1/2    123

1m    118

Fin    125

Top 3: Ascend 130, Time Test 128, Sadler’s Joy 128

Note: Winner has won four of last six as TimeformUS Speed Figures have “ascended” from 114 to 130; favored Time Test has burned a lot of money in two 2017 starts

Grade 1 Ogden Phipps

1/2    106

3/4    114

Fin    117

Top 3: Songbird 116, Paid Up Subscriber 115, Highway Star 112

Note: Songbird won for 12th time in 13 starts with lone loss by a nose in last year’s BC Distaff; ran speed figure well below her best; expect improvement next out

Grade 1 Acorn

1/2    105

3/4    104

Fin    118

Top 3: Abel Tasman 117, Salty 114, Benner Island 108

Note: Kentucky Oaks winner able to overcome slow pace (blue fractions in TimeformUS PPs) and won on the turn-back to a one-turn mile; earned career best TimeformUS Speed Figure

Grade 1 Just a Game

1/2    118

3/4    121

Fin    120

Top 3: Antonoe 119, Sassy Little Lila 119, Dickinson 118

Note: Winner is now 2 for 2 since arriving from France for trainer Chad Brown; stablemate and race favorite Roca Rojo finished last

Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational

1/2    110

1m    110

Fin    115

Top 3: War Story 114, Sunny Ridge 113, Tu Brutus 111

Note: Slow pace may have contributed to well below par TimeformUS Speed Figures; Belmont Stakes exactly one second faster later on card

Grade 2 New York

1/2    133

3/4    126

Fin    124

Top 3: Hawksmoor 124, Quidura 123, Kitten’s Roar 121

Note: Second straight wire-to-wire graded stakes win for Hawksmoor; top two finishers were 1-2 all the way around the track

Grade 2 Woody Stephens

1/4    163

1/2    134

Fin    117

Top 3: American Anthem 121, Giuseppe the Great 115, Recruiting Ready 119

Note: Red fractions in TimeformUS PPs, very hot pace; American Anthem is 3 for 3 around one turn

Grade 2 True North

1/4    142

1/2    137

Fin    131

Top 3: Roy H 133, Stallwalkin’ Dude 125, Whitmore 117

Note: Roy H has won both dirt races since being gelded by a combined 9 ¾ lengths; track coded blue, favored off-pace runners

Grade 3 Bed o’ Roses Invitational

1/4    119

1/2    114

Fin    120

Top 3: By the Moon 117, Mia Torri 117, Lightstream 115

Note: Winner now 4 for 5 with a second at Belmont; top two TimeformUS Power Picks completed straight $35 exacta

Grade 3 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational

Fin    124

Top 3: Red Cardinal 124, St Michel 124, Now We Can 120

Note: TimeformUS doesn’t do pace figures for races over 12 furlongs; top four finishers all based in Europe

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Grade 3 Wonder Again

1/2    121

3/4    116

Fin    112

Top 3: New Money Honey 113, Fifty Five 110, Dream Dancing 109

Note: Career top TimeformUS Speed Figure in first 2017 win for the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf winner; top two trained by Chad Brown, and three of six in the field from his barn

Grade 3 Jaipur Invitational

1/4    139

1/2    130

Fin    121

Top 3: Disco Partner 120, Green Mask 121, Holding Gold 119

Note: Final time of 1:05.67 broke world record for six furlongs on any surface; career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure for 5-year-old winner

Grade 3 Intercontinental

1/4    126

1/2    121

Fin    121

Top 3: Mississippi Delta 121, Conquest Babayaga 121, Portmagee 120

Note: Winner now 7 for 8 in distances from 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 furlongs, was top TimeformUS Power Pick at 6-1

Churchill Downs

Grade 3 Mint Julep

1/2    147

3/4    146

Fin    124

Top 3: Dona Bruja 126, Believe In Bertie 128, Sky My Sky 121

Note: First race in U.S. for winner, 8 for 10 with two seconds in Argentina; red fractions in TimeformUS PPs, hot pace