09/20/2017 3:01PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Sept. 17, 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.

Woodbine

Grade 1 Woodbine Mile

1/2     132

3/4     127

Fin      127

Top 3: World Approval 127, Lancaster Bomber 123, Long On Value 122

Note: Winner was unplaced on this card last year in Grade 1 Northern Dancer; has found his best distance at one mile; tough trip for Lancaster Bomber and even more so for Long On Value

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Grade 1 Natalma

1/2     101

3/4     90

Fin      93

Top 3: Capla Temptress 95, Dixie Moon 92, Wonder Gadot 92

Note: Capla Temptress was 2 for 3 in England before shipping; did not run on Lasix; race about .40 slower than colts ran in Summer Stakes earlier on the card

Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf

1/2     129

1m      127

Fin      121

Top 3: Johnny Bear 121, Hawkbill 121, Messi 120

Note: Winner lost badly in a $40,000 claimer less than a year ago; well below par TimeformUS Speed Figure for Grade 1 older males, more like a Grade 3

Grade 2 Summer

1/2     102

3/4     100

Fin      98

Top 3: Untamed Domain 98, Hemp Hemp Hurray 98, Admiralty Pier 97

Note: Winner ran good third last out in Grade 3 With Anticipation at Saratoga after poor start, wide trip; top TimeformUS Late Pace rating

Grade 2 Canadian

1/2     100

3/4     n/a

Fin      121

Top 3: Quidura 121, Elysea’s World 120, Starship Jubilee 119

Note: Woodbine has trouble timing races at about nine furlongs with no temporary rail, thus no three-quarter fraction; pace early very slow; 2-5 winner was second to Lady Eli in previous start

Grade 3 Bold Venture

1/4     103

1/2     105

Fin      115

Top 3: Ikerrin Road 111, Boreal Spirit 109, Majestic Slew 105

Note: Slow pace - fractions blue in TimeformUS PPs; winner had top last-out TimeformUS Speed Figure and top Spotlight figure

Presque Isle Downs

Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters

1/4     111

1/2     106

Fin      115

Top 3: Ami’s Mesa 110, Bar of Gold 109, Cavalia 108

Note: Winner now 6 for 7 on synthetic tracks, lone loss when runner-up by a head; half-mile pace coded blue in TimeformUS PPS - slow

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Belmont

Grade 2 Sands Point

1/2     119

3/4     127

Fin      121

Top 3: Uni 120, La Coronel 122, Fault 119

Note: First win in third start since shipping from France, previously third in Grade 1 Belmont Oaks and second in Grade 2 Lake Placid; much the best TimeformUS Late Pace rating in field

Churchill

Grade 2 Pocahontas

1/2     100

3/4     91

Fin      90

Top 3: Patrona Margarita 89, Kelly’s Humor 85, Sunny Skies 86

Note: First try around two turns from winner, had broken maiden first out at 4 ½ furlongs; lone poor effort in four starts came on sloppy track

Grade 3 Iroquois

1/2     123

3/4     114

Fin      98

Top 3: The Tabulator 103, Hollywood Star 100, Ten City 94

Note: Undefeated in three starts while moving from 4 ½ furlongs to six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles; race 0.85 seconds faster than 2-year-old fillies ran in Pocahontas; all fractions in red in TimeformUS - hot pace

Grade 3 Locust Grove

1/2     98

3/4     103

Fin      114

Top 3: Romantic Vision 111, Blue Prize 110, Tiger Moth 110

Note: Slow pace - all fractions blue in TimeformUS PPs; Romantic Vision had lost last two by 52 combined lengths, including 35-length loss in non-graded stakes race last out

Laurel

Grade 3 De Francis Memorial Dash

1/4     123

1/2     124

Fin      125

Top 3: Chubilicious 123, Blu Moon Ace 124, Whitmore 120

Note: Only a four-horse field; winner was longest shot in field, runner-up second longest