On paper, Saudi Crown was the fastest horse coming into the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Not only did he prove the fastest horse in the race, but in speed figure terms the Brad Cox trainee was the fastest stakes winner of the entire weekend. He earned a 108 Brisnet Speed Rating for his frontrunning score, as well as a 105 Beyer Speed Figure from Daily Racing Form.
Saudi Crown's victory extended his career record to 5: 3-2-0 and brought his career earnings over $800,000.
Two other runners put up Beyers over 100 over the weekend; their Brisnet figures were the two next highest on that scale as well. Like Saudi Crown, they both ran Saturday at Parx. Next posted a 104 Beyer and a 105 Brisnet rating for his 25-length romp in the 1 1/2-mile Greenwood Cup (G3). Nimitz Class, who upset Gunite in the Parx Dirt Mile, earned a 100 Beyer for that effort as well as a 103 Brisnet figure.
Here are the figures for last week's highest-rated stakes winners, ranked by Brisnet ratings, with Beyer and TimeformUS speed figures when available.
|Horse Name||Race, distance||Jockey||Brisnet||Beyer||TimeformUS|
|Saudi Crown||Pennsylvania Derby (G1), 1 1/8 miles||Florent Géroux||108||105|
|Next||Greenwood Cup (G3), 1 1/2 miles||Luan Machado||105||104|
|Nimitz Class||Parx Dirt Mile, one mile||Paco Lopez||103||100|
|Damon's Mound||Gallant Bob (G2), six furlongs||Junior Alvarado||102||90|
|My Destiny||Flashy Lady Handicap, six furlongs||Edwin Gonzalez||101||92|
|Xigera||Seneca Overnight, 1 1/16 miles||Julien Leparoux||101||97|
|Nobody Listens||Turf Monster (G3), five furlongs (turf)||Tyler Gaffalione||100||97|
|King Kumbalay||Alphabet Soup Handicap, 1 1/6 miles||Abner Adorno||99||94|
|Ceiling Crusher||Cotillion (G1), 1 1/16 miles||Edwin Maldonado||98||93|
|Accomplished Girl||Presque Isle Downs Masters (G2), 6 1/2 furlongs (synthetic)||Edgard Zayas||95||88|
|Corrina Corrina||Carlos Salazar, 6 1/2 furlongs||Tracy Hebert||95|| |
|Everso Mischievous||Harrods Creek, seven furlongs||Cristian Torres||95||94|
|One More Kelly||Plum Pretty, 1 mile 70 yards||Jaime Rodriguez||95||84|
|Slip Mahoney||Bourbon Trail, 1 3/16 miles||Gerardo Corrales||94||91|
|Albizu||David M. Vance, six furlongs||Cristian Torres||92||87|
|Dark Afternoon||Remington Park Turf Sprint, five furlongs (turf)||Jermaine Bridgmohan||92||82|
|Lady Radler||Dogwood (G3), seven furlongs||Jesus Castanon||92||88|
|Sunlit Song||Remington Green, 1 1/8 miles (turf)||Stewart Elliott||92||89|
|Goodie Goomer||Presque Isle Mile, 1 1/16 miles (synthetic)||Angel Stanley||91||85|
|Good Like Magic||Kip Deville, six furlongs||Flavien Prat||90||84|
|Honor D Lady||Remington Park Oaks (G3), 1 1/16 miles||Tyler Conner||89||86|
|How Did He Do That||Oklahoma Derby (G3), 1 1/8 miles||Stewart Elliott||89||96|