05/16/2017 8:34AM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending May 14, 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 Man o’ War Stakes

1/2    113

1m    115

Fin    128

Top 3: Zhukova 136, Taghleeb 124, Sadler’s Joy 125

Note: Winner was super impressive over yielding turf, but note of caution that her one poor race in last seven came over firm ground; second-best TimeformUS Speed Figure of 2017 behind only Arrogate’s 139 in Pegasus Cup

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Grade 2 Ruffian Stakes

1/2    94

3/4    116

Fin    120

Top 3: Highway Star 118, Bar of Gold 118, High Ridge Road 115

Note: Quarter and half-mile fractions in blue by TimeformUS - slow pace; Highway Star remained a perfect 7 for 7 around one turn

Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes

1/2    114

3/4    112

Fin    119

Top 3: Timeline 116, Meantime 114, Impressive Edge 111

Note: Timeline a perfect 3 for 3, but both route wins have come over sloppy tracks; has rated nicely and finished strong every time out

Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes

1/2    132

3/4    131

Fin    124

Top 3: Hawksmoor 126, Dacita 124, Time and Motion 123

Note: Winner matched career best TimeformUS Speed Figure; race well above average for Grade 3 older females

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Lazaro Barrera Stakes

1/4    138

1/2    127

Fin    114

Top 3: American Anthem 117, Kimbear 112, Aristocratic 111

Note: Red fractions in TimeformUS PPs - fast pace; American Anthem returned to sprint after three losses routing on Derby trail

Arlington

Grade 3 Hanshin Cup

1/2    97

3/4    105

Fin    114

Top 3: Crewman 119, Ghost Hunter 117, Wyeth 116

Note: Slow pace - top three finishers were 4-2-3 after opening half mile; winner was 25-1 despite returning to synthetic track record where he excels - now 5 for 9 on synthetic and 1 for 22 on dirt/turf