Life Is Good's win in the Grade 1 Woodward on Saturday brought his record for the year to an impressive 4-for-5, albeit with a performance that some considered less than impressive.
But it was enough to garner top weekend speed figures from Brisnet and Beyer. With Irad Ortiz aboard in for the 1 1/8-mile trip in the slop at the Belmont at Aqueduct meet, Life Is Good earned a 106 Brisnet Speed Rating and a 126 TimeformUS Speed Figure, both tops among stakes winners for the weekend. He also earned a 97 Beyer Speed Figure, according to Daily Racing Form.
The highest Beyer of the weekend was a 103 for Dancing Buck, winner of the Belmont Turf Sprint (G3) on yielding turf at Aqueduct. Making his first graded-stakes appearance, he earned a 92 rating from Brisnet and 118 from TimeformUS.
Here are the top 10 Brisnet ratings for weekend stakes winners, along with Beyer and TimeformUS figures, where available.
|Life Is Good||Woodward (G1), 1 1/8 miles||Irad Ortiz Jr.||106||97||126|
|Shackqueenking||DTHA Governors Day, 1 mile, 70 yards||Angel Suarez||104||99||115|
|Defunded||Awesome Again (G1), 1 1/8 miles||Edwin Maldonado||103||99||123|
|Clapton||Gil Campbell Memorial, 1 mile||Edgard Zayas||102||95|
|Factor It In||Challedon, 5f||Jorge Ruiz||101||94||111|
|Heywoods Beach||Tokyo City Cup (G3), 1 1/2 miles||Ramon Vazquez||100||92|
|Battle Bling||Twixt, 1 1/16 miles||Angel Cruz||99||92||110|
|Hot Rod Charlie||Lukas Classic (G2), 1 1/8 miles||Tyler Gaffalione||99||101||118|
|Señor Buscador||Ack Ack (G3), 1 mile||Francisco Arrieta||98||98||121|
|Ce Ce||Chillingworth (G3), 6 1/2f||Victor Espinoza||96||95|