These 20 stakes winners had last week’s highest speed figures

These 20 stakes winners had last week’s highest speed figures
Photo: Tommy Land / Eclipse Sportswire

Gunite returned from his overseas trip with a win in the Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, and he earned the highest speed figures of the week for graded-stakes winners.

With Tyler Gaffalione riding, the Steve Asmussen trainee covered the six furlongs in 1:08.46, earning a 103 Brisnet Speed Rating and a 108 Beyer Speed Figure from Daily Racing Form.

After starting the year by winning the King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn, Gunite was second in the Riyadh Dirt Sprint (G3) and third in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1).

Skelly, also trained by Asmussen, tied for the second-highest Brisnet and Beyer figures for his win in the black-type Speightstown Sprint at Lone Star Park. With Ricardo Santana Jr. aboard, he led at every call and went six furlongs in 1:09.63. He got a 102 from both Brisnet and Beyer. It was the fifth win in a row for the 4-year-old son of Practical Joke.

Here are the figures for last week’s highest-rated stakes winners, ranked by Brisnet Speed Ratings, with Beyer Speed Figures and TimeformUS Speed Figures where available.

HorseRace, distanceJockeyBrisnetBeyerTimeformUS
GuniteAristides, 6 furlongsTyler Gaffalione103108 
Buy Land and SeeWith Anticipation, 1 1/16 miles (turf)Mychel Sanchez102  93 
SkellySpeightstown Sprint, 6 furlongsRicardo Santana Jr.102102117
DefundedHollywood Gold Cup (G1), 1 1/4 milesJuan Hernandez101100122
IdiomaticShawnee (G3), 1 1/16 milesFlorent Geroux101102 
Rattle N RollBlame (G3), 1 1/8 milesBrian Hernandez Jr.101100 
Classy EditionCritical Eye, 1 1/16 milesIrad Ortiz Jr.100  96113
Echo ZuluWinning Colors (G3), 6 furlongsFlorent Geroux  99  97115
Dougie D OroBest of Ohio Babst/Palacios Memorial, 6 furlongsRicardo Feliciano  98  83 
Dust EmWayne Hanks Memorial, 6 1/2 furlongsDavid Cabrera  98  85 
RockcrestPink Lloyd, 6 furlongs (synthetic)Keveh Nicholls  98  97 
SquidBest of Ohio Diana, 6 furlongsFerrin Peterson  98  82 
TreasonEclipse (G2), 1 1/16 miles (synthetic)Kazushi Kimura  98  99 
BankitCommentator, 1 1/16 milesJoel Rosario  97  94116
Free Like a GirlLouisiana Legends Mademoiselle, 5 1/2 furlongsTimothy Thornton  97  83 
Set PieceArlington (G3), 1 1/16 miles (turf)Florent Geroux  97  98 
Black SwordLouisiana Legends Sprint, 5 1/2 furlongsVicente Del-Cid  96  84 
Frosted GraceSteve Sexton Mile S (G3), 1 mileCristian Torres  96  97118
MacadamiaGamely (G1), 1 1/8 miles (turf)Tiago Pereira  96  96113
Maker's CandyMike Lee, 7 furlongsJose Ortiz  96  88111

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