09/26/2017 1:05PM

TimeformUS Speed Figure Report for week ending Sept. 24, 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.

Parx

Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby

1/2    141

3/4    138

Fin    129

Top 3: West Coast 132, Irap 122, Giuseppe the Great 119

Note: Winner has taken Travers and Pennsylvania Derby by combined 10 1/2 lengths with matching 132 TimeformUS Speed Figures; Irap was seriously injured during running of race, future uncertain; third choice Timeline taken out of best game when yanked back early from rail, showed little afterward

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Grade 1 Cotillion

1/2    124

3/4    126

Fin    124

Top 3: It Tiz Well 124, Abel Tasman 122, Lockdown 122

Note: Winner on remarkable run of improving TimeformUS Speed Figure in every start; crazy ride on Abel Tasman - moved from nine lengths back after opening quarter to the lead in half a mile before tiring late

Grade 3 Gallant Bob

1/4    121

1/2    116

Fin    127

Top 3: Coal Front 127, American Pastime 122, Petrov 113

Note: Moderate pace (half mile in blue - slow); winner unfortunately injured during race; tough trip for runner-up due to poor break, wide, and behind slow pace - big effort

Belmont

Grade 2 Kelso

1/2    126

3/4    127

Fin    129

Top 3: Sharp Azteca 128, Divining Rod 123, Tom’s Ready 115

Note: Winner matched career-best TimeformUS Speed Figure; race included four other graded stakes winners

Grade 3 Gallant Bloom

1/4    130

1/2    116

Fin    116

Top 3: Highway Star 115, Carina Mia 115, Quezon 114

Note: Shortest race of career for Highway Star; impressive record at a mile or under on dirt, 8 for 9 with lone loss second by a head in Grade 1 Ballerina; top two both exited Ballerina, a race run with an incredibly slow pace

Grade 3 Noble Damsel

1/2    123

3/4    122

Fin    124

Top 3: Off Limits 126, Sassy Little Lila 118, Celestine 117

Note: Race had timing problems, official three-quarter time is not accurate - too fast; winner has run 120 or higher TimeformUS Speed Figure in all four 2017 starts

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Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks

1/4    139

1/2    126

Fin    110

Top 3: Tequilita 113, Yorkiepoo Princess 114, Overture 106

Note: Fractions red in TimeformUS PPs - fast pace; 6-5 favorite Shimmering Aspen wide on both turns – no-hope trip

Remington

Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby

1/2    124

3/4    124

Fin    121

Top 3: Untrapped 121, Battle of Midway 119, Gato Del Oro 118

Note:  First win of 2017 for Untrapped, previously 0 for 7 (all in graded stakes); top three from Ohio Derby have all won a graded stakes since