Last weekend racing calendar wasn't very busy, but you might have overlooked Factor It In's win in the black-type Fire Plug Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday.
The now 7-year-old son of The Factor had finished third in the Bold Ruler (G3) and Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct before shifting to Laurel Park, where the Fire Plug was his second stakes win in a row.
Trained by Carlos Mancilla and ridden by Angel Cruz, Factor It In covered the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:18.01 as the odds-on favorite, earning a 102 Brisnet Speed Rating, the highest among the weekend's stakes winners. He also got a 94 Beyer Speed Figure, according to Daily Racing Form.
The highest Beyer of the weekend, a 99, went to Gentle Soul for his win in the listed Colonel E. R. Bradley Stakes at Fair Grounds. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Reylu Gutierrez, the 6-year-old son of Tapizar went 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:48.82 to win by a half-length over Two Emmys.
In the lone points prep for the Kentucky Derby, Instant Coffee got a 96 Brisnet rating and 92 Beyer for his win in the Lecomte (G3). And in the Silverbulletday, a Kentucky Oaks (G1) points prep, The Alys Look got a 93 Brisnet and 89 Beyer.
Here are the figures for last week's stakes winners, ranked by Brisnet Speed Ratings, with Beyer Speed Figures from Daily Racing Form.
|Factor It In||Fire Plug, 6 1/2f||Angel Cruz||102||94|
|Fille d'Esprit||What A Summer, 6f||Xavier Perez||100||86|
|Plot the Dots||Jennings, 1 mile||Jevian Toledo||100||95|
|Surveillance||Duncan F. Kenner, 5 1/2f||James Graham||97||98|
|Instant Coffee||Lecomte (G3), 1 1/16 miles||Luis Saez||96||92|
|Happy American||Louisiana (G3), 1 1/16 miles||James Graham||95||95|
|Hot and Sultry||American Beauty, 6f||David Cabrera||95||89|
|Prince of Jericho||Spectacular Bid, 7f||Carol Cedeno||94||83|
|Gentle Soul||Colonel E. R. Bradley, 1 1/16 miles (turf)||Reylu Gutierrez||93||99|
|The Alys Look||Silverbulletday, 1 mile, 70 yards||Luis Saez||93||89|
|Duvet Day||Astra, 1 1/2 miles (turf)||Kazushi Kimura||92||89|
|Award Wanted||Geisha, 1 mile||Angel Cruz||91||80|
|L Street Lady||Xtra Heat, 6f||Jevian Toledo||91||71|
|Wave of Goodness||Marie G. Krantz Memorial, 1 1/16 miles (turf)||Mitchell Murrill||91||86|
|Betsy Blue||Interborough, 7f||Jose Lezcano||90||79|