06/06/2017 1:46PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending June 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.

Santa Anita

Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile

1/2    136

3/4    135

Fin    123

Top 3: Bal a Bali 123, Farhaan 122, Heart to Heart 126

Note: Bal a Bali has won three graded stakes in U.S., all one-mile turf races at Santa Anita; Heart to Heart is 8 for 12 in Grade 2 and Grade 3 races, 0 for 5 in Grade 1

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Grade  1 Beholder Mile

1/2    109

3/4    118

Fin    121

Top 3: Stellar Wind 120, Vale Dori 120, Finest City 113

Note: Only three went to post; Stellar Wind has won 4 of last 5, all Grade 1’s, with lone loss in BC Distaff; her speed figures will likely improve with faster pace

Woodbine

Grade 2 Connaught Cup

1/4    126

1/2    130

Fin    122

Top 3: Tower of Texas 120, Commute 125, Calgary Cat 119

Note: First win for Tower of Texas since 2015; finished second to Tepin with 130 TimeformUS Speed Figure in 2016 Woodbine Mile

Grade 3 Hendrie

1/4    114

1/2    106

Fin    111

Top 3: Code Warrior 112, Minks Aprise 112, Jennifer Lynnette 109

Note: Winner had co-top TimeformUS Spotlight Figure and was sent off at 11-1; score broke an eight-race losing streak, many at short odds

Penn National

Grade 2 Penn Mile

1/2    130

3/4    110

Fin    114

Top 3: Frostmourne 117, Big Score 115, Cistron 110

Note: Race went .40 slower than Penn Oaks earlier on card; third win in five tries for Frostmourne, and his first graded stakes win

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Grade 3 Pennine Ridge

1/2    122

3/4    118

Fin    117

Top 3: Oscar Performance 117, Good Samaritan 114, Ticonderoga 114

Note: First win of 2017 in third start for BC Juvenile Turf winner; top three all ran lifetime-best TimeformUS Speed Figures

Churchill

Grade 3 Aristides

1/4    120

1/2    113

Fin    115

Top 3: Limousine Liberal 114, Wilbo 111, The Truth Or Else 108

Note: Winner wide on turn, ran better than 114 would indicate; race below par for Grade 3 older males from speed-figure perspective

Monmouth

Grade 3 Eatontown

1/2    129

3/4    119

Fin    113

Top 3: Grand Jete 113, Light In Paris 112, Zipessa 112

Note: Winner is 2 for 2 since arriving from France; visually impressive but TimeformUS Speed Figures on light side; more in tank?