Penn Derby winner Saudi Crown leads fastest stakes figures

Penn Derby winner Saudi Crown leads fastest stakes figures
Photo: Tim Sudduth / Eclipse Sportswire

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 NameRace, distanceJockeyBrisnetBeyerTimeformUS
Saudi CrownPennsylvania Derby (G1), 1 1/8 milesFlorent Géroux108105 
NextGreenwood Cup (G3), 1 1/2 milesLuan Machado105104 
Nimitz ClassParx Dirt Mile, one milePaco Lopez103100 
Damon's MoundGallant Bob (G2), six furlongsJunior Alvarado102  90 
My DestinyFlashy Lady Handicap, six furlongsEdwin Gonzalez101  92 
XigeraSeneca Overnight, 1 1/16 milesJulien Leparoux101  97 
Nobody ListensTurf Monster (G3), five furlongs (turf)Tyler Gaffalione100  97 
King KumbalayAlphabet Soup Handicap, 1 1/6 milesAbner Adorno  99  94 
Ceiling CrusherCotillion (G1), 1 1/16 milesEdwin Maldonado  98  93 
Accomplished GirlPresque Isle Downs Masters (G2), 6 1/2 furlongs (synthetic)Edgard Zayas  95  88 
Corrina CorrinaCarlos Salazar, 6 1/2 furlongsTracy Hebert  95 
Everso MischievousHarrods Creek, seven furlongsCristian Torres  95  94 
One More KellyPlum Pretty, 1 mile 70 yardsJaime Rodriguez  95  84 
Slip MahoneyBourbon Trail, 1 3/16 milesGerardo Corrales  94  91 
AlbizuDavid M. Vance, six furlongsCristian Torres  92  87 
Dark AfternoonRemington Park Turf Sprint, five furlongs (turf)Jermaine Bridgmohan  92  82 
Lady RadlerDogwood (G3), seven furlongsJesus Castanon  92  88 
Sunlit SongRemington Green, 1 1/8 miles (turf)Stewart Elliott  92  89 
Goodie GoomerPresque Isle Mile, 1 1/16 miles (synthetic)Angel Stanley  91  85 
Good Like MagicKip Deville, six furlongsFlavien Prat  90  84 
Honor D LadyRemington Park Oaks (G3), 1 1/16 milesTyler Conner  89  86 
How Did He Do ThatOklahoma Derby (G3), 1 1/8 milesStewart Elliott  89  96

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