05/24/2017 7:40AM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending May 21, 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.

Pimlico

Grade 1 Preakness

1/2    146

3/4    141

Fin    118

Top 3: Cloud Computing 122, Classic Empire 124, Senior Investment 112

Note: Classic Empire was pushed to contest the lead through fast fractions with Derby winner Always Dreaming, and he won the battle but lost the war; race was really slowing late, with the six furlongs to the wire for the winner rated 89 on the TimeformUS scale

Grade 2 Dixie

1/2    119

3/4    114

Fin    124

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Top 3: World Approval 130, Projected 126, Blacktype 123

Note: Lifetime best TimeformUS Speed Figure for winner (previous 129) and second-best turf figure of 2017

Grade 3 Pimlico Special

1/2    121

3/4    116

Fin    126

Top 3: Shaman Ghost 124, Dolphus 123, Conquest Windycity 116

Note: Winning margin only a neck, but Shaman Ghost was much the best; had wide trip off moderate pace and still got the nod

Grade 3 Black-Eyed Susan

1/2    161

3/4    133

Fin    108

Top 3: Actress 109, Lights of Medina 109, Corporate Queen 105

Note: All red fractions - very fast pace for 3-year-old fillies; winner was a maiden trying route for first time in third career start

Grade 3 Allaire DuPont Distaff

1/2    129

3/4    125

Fin    116

Top 3: Terra Promessa 119, Carrumba 110, Mo’ Green 107

Note: Romping win by 4-year-old filly earned career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure; she was second in Grade 1 Apple Blossom last out

Grade 3 Gallorette

1/2    111

3/4    107

Fin    111

Top 3: Cambodia 113, On Leave 110, Elysea’s World 110

Note: Well below par for Grade 3 older females; Cambodia was top TimeformUS Power Pick based largely on pace edge over rivals

Grade 3 Maryland Sprint

1/4    127

1/2    125

Fin    126

Top 3: Whitmore 120, A. P. Indian 125, Awesome Banner 124

Note: Whitmore remained perfect 7 for 7 sprinting; A. P. Indian appears primed for his best effort next time out

Grade 3 Miss Preakness

1/4    119

1/2    110

Fin    108

Top 3: Vertical Oak 109, Our Majesty 105, My Miss Chiff 105

Note: Vertical Oak has taken last two by a combined 11 1/2 lengths; ran a 110 TimeformUS Speed Figure last out at Prairie Meadows

Santa Anita

Grade 2 Kona Gold

1/4    111

1/2    111

Fin    123

Top 3: Ransom the Moon 121, Moe Candy 121, Lord Simba 119

Note: Winner had top TimeformUS last race Speed Figure (119), earned in allowance race; this was his first stakes try in 17th start

Churchill Downs

Grade 3 Louisville

1/2    126

1m    126

Fin    124

Top 3: Some in Tieme 124, Reporting Star 120, Bullards Alley 117

Note: Brazilian import has improved TimeformUS Speed Figure in every US start - 106, 107, 118, 124

Grade 3 Matron

1/2    136

3/4    119

Fin    103

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Top 3: Walkabout 103, Improv 108, Divine Elegance 102

Note: All fractions and pace figures in red in TimeformUS PPs - fast pace; huge run by Improv at 28-1; one to watch

Woodbine

Grade 2 Eclipse

1/2    128

3/4    130

Fin    124

Top 3: Dragon Bay 125, Are You Kidding Me 124, Unbridled Juan 119

Note: Career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure for winner, previous best 117; five wins and two seconds in last seven synthetic starts for Are You Kidding Me

Grade 3 Selene

1/2    111

3/4    108

Fin    106

Top 3: Grizzel 106, Enstone 105, Sister Nation 102

Note: Grizzel perfect 2 for 2 on Tapeta at Woobine; had lost nine straight races, all on turf