06/01/2017 10:50AM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending May 29, 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 Gold Cup at Santa Anita

1/2    133

3/4    128

Fin    129

Top 3: Cupid 129, Follow Me Crev 125, Hard Aces 121

Note: First race for Cupid since the Pennsylvania Derby in September; runner-up was crushed out of gate, big effort in defeat

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Grade 1 Gamely

1/2    146

3/4    139

Fin    126

Top 3: Lady Eli 128, Goodyearforroses 127, Avenge 125

Note: Since returning from near-fatal illness, Lady Eli has run a 125 or higher TimeformUS Speed Figure in all five starts; incredible mare

Grade 2 Charles Whittingham

1/2    105

3/4    114

Fin    119

Top 3: Ashleyluvssugar 118, Frank Conversation 118, Syntax 117

Note: Only off-the-board finish for Ashleyluvssugar in last 10 was Breeders’ Cup Turf, he has four wins in that time; well below average TimeformUS Speed Figure for the class

 

Woobine

Grade 2 Nassau

1/2    113

3/4    113

Fin    116

Top 3: Starship Jubilee 119, Involuntary 114, Stormy Victoria 111

Note: Favored Catch a Glimpse fell after dueling early, reported to have bled; fourth win in a row for the winner and fifth in six starts this year

Grade 3 Marine

1/2    129

3/4    111

Fin    112

Top 3: Souper Tapit 113, Channel Maker 110, Malibu Secret 101

Note: Top two finishers were both making synthetic track debut; third-place finisher was nearly eight lengths behind winner

 

Monmouth

Grade 3 Red Bank

1/2    107

3/4    114

Fin    123

Top 3: Irish Strait 125, Synchrony 124, Rose Brier 118

Note: All fractions in blue in TimeformUS PPs - slow pace; 9-1 winner off the board in last two, including loss at 3-5 in allowance race

 

Churchill

Grade 3 Winning Colors

1/4    99

1/2    104

Fin    110

Top 3: Finley’sluckycharm 107, Mayla 96, Sweetgrass 96

Note: Way below par for Grade 3 older females; 1-5 favorite was allowed clear early lead on a slow pace, never challenged

 

Arlington

Grade 3 Arlington Classic

1/2    129

3/4    124

Fin    115

Top 3: Cowboy Culture 116, Gorgeous Kitten 107, Parlor 108

Note: Above-par effort for 3-year-olds this time of year; race was run over yielding turf

 

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Golden Gate

Grade 3 All American

1/2    121

3/4    124

Fin    118

Top 3: G. G. Ryder 118, Flamboyant 117, Alert Bay 119

Note: Winner has now won stakes races on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces, also won this race in 2015

 

Lone Star

Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap

1/2    133

3/4    129

Fin    131

Top 3: Danzing Candy 130, Texas Chrome 125, Shotgun Kowboy 121

Note: Has won both his dirt starts in 2017 after a third on turf in his first start; 130 TimeformUS Speed Figure 10th best of 2017