10/04/2017 4:25PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Oct. 1, 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 Awesome Again

1/2    130

3/4    128

Fin    120

Top 3: Mubtaahij 120, Midnight Storm 121, Win the Space 118

Note: Well below par (128) for Grade 1 older males; first win in 11 starts for Mubtaahij since taking 2015 UAE Derby over two and a half years ago

Grade 1 Zenyatta

1/2    124

3/4    122

Fin    122

Top 3: Paradise Woods 122, Faithfully 115, Motown Lady 100

Note: First win since taking Santa Anita Oaks in April with 124 TimeformUS Speed Figure; two off-the-board finishes in interim

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Grade 1 FrontRunner

1/2    117

3/4    117

Fin    129

Top 3: Bolt d’Oro 125, Solomini 117, Take the One O One 116

Note: Race was nearly three seconds faster than Chandelier for 2-year-old fillies and 0.80 seconds faster than Paradise Woods ran in the Zenyatta; winner is undefeated in three tries with ascending speed figures in each race

Grade 1 Chandelier

1/2    127

3/4    114

Fin    102

Top 3: Moonshine Memories 105, Alluring Star 102, Piedi Bianchi 100

Note: Half-mile coded red in TimeformUS - fast pace; winner undefeated in three starts, previously won two sprints with 110 speed figures

Grade 1 Rodeo Drive

1/2    135

1m    129

Fin    119

Top 3: Avenge 121, Goldy Espony 120, Responsibleforlove 119

Note: Winner was third in BC Filly and Mare Turf last year, will need to step it up to contend in 2017; TimeformUS Speed Figure below par for the class on turf

Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship

1/2    104

1m    112

Fin    119

Top 3: Itsinthepost 124, Prime Attraction 121, Frank Conversation 117

Note: Pace was slow - all fractions blue in TimeformUS PPs; 1-2-3 finishers were 3-1-2 after the opening half-mile

Belmont

Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

1/2    172

1m    138

Fin    126

Top 3: Beach Patrol 128, Fanciful Angel 118, Oscar Performance 118

Note: Huge effort - won by five lengths after chasing run-off leader; top two trained by Chad Brown, recurring theme this week

Grade 1 Vosburgh

1/4    140

1/2    141

Fin    127

Top 3: Takaful 132, El Deal 133, Stallwalkin’ Dude 124

Note: Career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure for winner, has improved number in every sprint start of career; first loss in four tries for El Deal, but last two wins were aided by speed-biased tracks, according to TimeformUS PPs

Grade 1 Beldame

1/2    139

3/4    126

Fin    120

Top 3: Elate 121, Money’soncharlotte 114, Eskenformoney 113

Note: Easy win for Elate against overmatched foes; did have some traffic trouble entering the stretch; first loss of 2017 for runner-up but career best TimeformUS Speed Figure

Grade 3 Pilgrim

1/2    104

3/4    103

Fin    100

Top 3: Seabhac 100, Voting Control 99, Maraud 99

Note: Winner was still a maiden entering the race - second and fourth two previous starts; tough trip for runner-up, was probably best

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Grade 3 Miss Grillo

1/2    98

3/4    93

Fin    100

Top 3: Significant Form 104, Best Performance 104, Orbolution 100

Note: Winner was still a maiden - finished first in previous start but was DQ’d to 7th; pace coded blue in TimeformUS PPs at ¾ mark - slow

Laurel

Grade 2 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup

1/2    148

3/4    136

Fin    126

Top 3: Projected 125, Catapult 124, Ring Weekend 123

Note: Pace set by run-off longshot Xmas Sky - led by 10 after half mile; top two finishers trained by Chad Brown

Grade 3 Commonwealth Derby

1/2    141

3/4    133

Fin    115

Top 3: Just Howard 117, Voodoo Song 117, Profiteer 113

Note: Fourth consecutive win for Just Howard, moving from maiden ranks to now graded stakes winner; Voodoo Song set fast pace as 3-5 favorite before tiring very late

Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks

1/2    132

3/4    126

Fin    119

Top 3: Rymska 119, Taperge 118, I’m Betty G 119

Note: First race for winner since February; has won both starts in 2017; top two finishers again both trained by Chad Brown

Woodbine

Grade 3 Durham Cup

1/2    134

3/4    133

Fin    122

Top 3: Melmich 122, U S Marshall 117, Narrow Escape 114

Note: Winner improved to perfect 5 for 5 in 2017, all in synthetic-track routes at Woodbine; has won 16 of 32 career starts

Grade 3 Grey

1/2    106

3/4    104

Fin    94

Top 3: Archaggelos 95, Peppered 93, Tale of Vienna 88

Note: Winner at 9-1 was top TimeformUS Power Pick and had top late rating in field; first try on synthetic surfaces after two turf tries

Churchill

Grade 3 Lukas Classic

1/2    125

3/4    121

Fin    125

Top 3: Honorable Duty 124, Money Flows 119, Seeking the Soul 118

Note: Winner finished second behind Gun Runner last out in Foster over this track; has won four of last six with two seconds

Grade 3 Ack Ack

1/2    128

3/4    126

Fin    124

Top 3:  Awesome Slew 124, The Player 124, Pinson 115

Note: Last two wins have come in Grade 3 races but is 0 for 7 when venturing above that level; career best for runner-up, improving rapidly