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Arrogate earns highest BRIS Speed rating ever

Arrogate's record-breaking performance in last weekend's Travers (G1) earned a 124 BRIS Speed rating, the highest ever awarded since Brisnet.com began publish speed ratings in 1991.

Scott Shapiro looks back on his winning Place Pick All bet at Del Mar last Sunday, noting how leveraging an opinion can produce a big score that can make a meet or season.

Penn Derby rematch between Nyquist, Exaggerator might not mean much long term

Following Arrogate's record-shattering win in Saturday's Travers (G1), Vance Hanson wonders whether an upcoming fifth showdown between Nyquist and Exaggerator this year in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) will mean much by the end of the year.

Juvenile turf performers will be in the spotlight as Saratoga kicks off its final week of racing. Wednesday's feature is the $200,000 With Anticipation (G2), while fillies will compete in Thursday's $100,000 P.G. Johnson.

Scott Shapiro reports from Del Mar on the jockey and trainers races that should come down to the wire.



IND, 5TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 8-30.
6—RUN TO FREEDOM, c, 4, Quick Action--Kelly Capone, by Chromite. O-Nickou, Donald and Jurado, Luis A, B-Donald R Nickou (IN), T-Luis A. Jurado, J-Sonny Leon, $21,600.
4—Sidavi, g, 4, Mondavi--Sids Eagle, by Woodman. O-Roger E Burton, B-Roger Eugene Burton (IN), $7,200.
10—Shadow of Justice, c, 3, Spanish Steps--Above N Beyond, by Freud. ($3,500 '14 KEESEP; $3,800 2015 INDOCT). O-Darlene Green, B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice (IN), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:11 3/5 (ft)
FL, 9TH, ALW, $19,200, 3YO/UP, 1M, 8-30.
5—U CALL ME ALEX, g, 4, Afleet Alex--Try n Sue, by Sir Harry Lewis. O-Christopher T Dunn, B-Coffee Pot Stables (NY), T-Jeremiah C. Englehart, J-Jaime Rodriguez, $11,520.
2—Read the Technique, g, 6, Read the Footnotes--Dixie Can Can, by Dixie Brass. O-Michael T Sabine, B-Greyledge Thoroughbreds (NY), $3,840.
1—Everydoghashisday, g, 6, Bluegrass Cat--Silence Please, by Quiet American. ($60,000 '10 KEENOV; $150,000 '11 FTSAUG; $40,000 2012 OBSMAR). O-My Purple Haze Stables, B-Berkshire Stud (NY), $1,920.
Winning Time: 1:39 3/5 (ft)
MNR, 1ST, ALW, $18,032, 3YO/UP, 7FT, 8-29.
1—NORTHERN FREEWAY, g, 4, Northern Afleet--Freeway Fun, by Awesome Again. ($75,000 '13 FTMSEP). O-ECC Stables, B-Liam Benson & Mayo West Farm (FL), T-Jeff C. Runco, J-Brandon Whitacre, $10,672.
6—Mister Blue, g, 4, Imperialism--Marista, by Stack. O-Gary Barber, B-Victor Kresic (FL), $3,680.
4—Cowboy Legend, c, 3, Cowtown Cat--A True Star, by Yes It's True. ($9,500 2015 OBSJUN). O-D & D Stable, B-Brent Fernung & Crystal Fernung (FL), $1,840.
Winning Time: 1:23 3/5 (fm)
FL, 7TH, ALW, $16,900, 3YO/UP, 1M, 8-30.
1—LITTLE PAUL, g, 3, Sidney's Candy--Game Show, by Deputy Minister. ($72,000 '14 KEEJAN; $8,500 '14 KEESEP). O-Gladys E Falcon, B-Dr Harvey Diamond & Kendall E Hansen, MD Racing, LLC (KY), T-Victor Carrasco, Jr., J-Wilfredo Rohena, $10,140.
3—Threeskills, g, 3, Not for Love--J B of the Sea, by Scarlet Ibis. ($24,000 '13 FTNOCT; $24,000 '14 FTMSEP). O-Happy Face Racing Stable, B-Windylea Farm (NY), $3,380.
6—Hushhushmushmush, g, 5, Fusaichi Pegasus--Won Perfect Rose, by Air Forbes Won. ($40,000 '12 FTNAUG). O-Jeffrey S Englehart, B-Seth Gregory (NY), $1,690.
Winning Time: 1:39 4/5 (ft)

North American Maiden Winners
Cause to Believe--Tamarinda by Katahaula County; EKATI, g, 2, HST, Mcl 16000, 8-29, a6f, 1:13 4/5. B-James Eccott (BC.).
Hard Spun--Sweet Cat by Kitten's Joy; HARD TO BE GOOD, g, 2, IND, Msw, 8-30, 1m, 1:40 1/5. B-Southern Equine Stables, LLC (KY.). $75,000 '15 FTKJUL.
Popular--Summer Bay by Meadowlake; DAZ LIN DAWN, f, 2, HST, Msw, 8-29, a6f, 1:12 4/5. B-John Shone, Jacqui Shone & Samantha Shead (BC.). C$15,000 '15 BRCSEP.
Road Ruler--Shes a Posh by Posh; POSHS ROAD, g, 2, FP, Msw, 8-30, 5 1/2f, 1:10 1/5. B-Larry Owens (IL.).
Storm Victory--Rose Garland by Awesome Again; ALL UNDER CONTROL, g, 2, HST, Msw, 8-29, a6f, 1:13 . B-Doug Clyde (BC.).
Strong Hope--On the Point by Point Given; DEFINING HOPE, f, 2, IND, Msw, 8-30, 6f, 1:12 2/5. B-Colette Marie Vanmatre (IN.).
Wildcat Heir--Lanzada's Sonata by Lord Carson; JOHNNY OBVIOUS, c, 2, SAR, Mcl 50000, 8-29, 6f, 1:12 2/5. B-Brent Fernung & Crystal Fernung (FL.).
Aragorn (IRE)--Polar Kid by Lemon Drop Kid; ARTIC CRUSH, f, 3, RUI, Mcl 6500, 8-29, 5 1/2f, 1:07 . B-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA.).
Giant Surprise--Near Bethany by Affirmed; RANDY MAC, g, 3, PID, Mcl 7500, 8-29, 6 1/2f, 1:18 3/5. B-Howard Nolan Jr. & H & H Farms (NY.). $1,700 '14 FTNOCT. *1/2 to Readtheprospectus (MSW$511,267).
Kodiak Kowboy--Village Green by Distant View; SHMILY, g, 3, FP, Mcl 4000, 8-30, 6f, 1:14 4/5. B-Don Bentler & Judy Bentler (IL.).
Langfuhr--Bella Dama by Suave; SUMMER BY THE LAKE, g, 3, FL, Mcl 7500, 8-30, 1m, 1:41 3/5. B-NRB Racing Stable & Anthony McCarthy (NY.). $30,000 '14 FTMSEP.
Notional--Celebrity Ball by El Corredor; K'S GOT A NOTION, g, 3, MNR, Msw, 8-29, 1m 70yT, 1:40 2/5. B-Oak Haven Farm (KY.). $7,500 2015 TEXMAR.
Read the Footnotes--Okie Cha Cha by Latin American; WATCH MY TOES, f, 3, FP, Mcl 4000, 8-30, 6f, 1:16 4/5. B-Richter Family Trust (OK.). $3,000 '14 HERDEC.
Vibank--Afore Ye by Highland Ruckus; HIGHNESS PASS, f, 3, FE, Mcl 7500, 8-30, a7fT, 1:29 4/5. B-Donald Baker & Michael Tudor (ON.).
Artie Schiller--Mrs. Bailey by Mister Baileys (GB); STEELAWAY LADY, f, 4, MNR, Msw, 8-29, 1m 70yT, 1:40 1/5. B-David Ahearn (PA.).
Circular Quay--Rush St Type by Phone Trick; MR. BANDULOU, g, 4, FE, Mcl 5000, 8-30, 1m 70y, 1:45 2/5. B-Brent Fernung & Crystal Fernung (FL.). $15,000 2014 OBSJUN.

Top Speed/Class ratings


Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (8/22-8/28) - 3&up Dirt Routes
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Cavorting 4F 1 1/8m (ft) SAR 8/27 Personal Ensign S. 103
Soi Phet 8G 1m (ft) DMR 8/24 Harry F. Brubaker S. 103
Magic Mark 6G 1m (ft) DMR 8/24 Harry F. Brubaker S. 100
Baccelo (BRZ) 6G 1 1/8m (ft) MTH 8/27 Philip H. Iselin S. 98
Genre 4F 1 1/4m (ft) TDN 8/27 Lady Jacqueline S. 97
Rachel's Temper 5M 1 1/8m (ft) SAR 8/22 Summer Colony S. 97
Jersey Blues 5G 1 1/16m (ft) MTH 8/28 Charles Hesse III H. 95
Stryker Phd 7G 1 1/16m (ft) EMD 8/28 WA Cup Muckleshoot Tribal Classic S. 95
Bold Cait 4F 1 1/8m (ft) TDN 8/27 Pay the Man S. 89
Ethan's Baby 4F 1 1/16m (ft) EMD 8/28 WA Cup Filly and Mare S. Presented by XpressBet 81
Mabloom 4F 1m 70y (ft) CLS 8/27 Columbus Maturity Matron S. 78
So Elite 9G 1 5/8m (ft) FER 8/28 C. J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon H. 71
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (8/22-8/28) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Masochistic 6G 7f (ft) DMR 8/27 Pat O'Brien S. 110
A. P. Indian 6G 7f (ft) SAR 8/27 Priority One Jets Forego S. 107
Haveyougoneaway 5M 7f (ft) SAR 8/27 Ballerina S. 102
Curlin's Approval 3F 7f (ft) GP 8/28 Added Elegance S. 101
Chublicious 5G 6f (ft) MTH 8/28 New Jersey Breeders H. 100
Yourdreamsormine 4C 7f (gd) GP 8/27 Groomstick S. 97
Bustin Out 4F 6f (ft) MTH 8/28 Eleven North H. 96
Midnight Miley 4F 7f (ft) WO 8/27 Seaway S. 95
Philm Noir 4G 6 1/2f (ft) FE 8/23 Bob Summers Memorial Cup S. 93
Sucess Is Racing 6G 6f (gd) IND 8/24 William Henry Harrison S. 91
General Day 8G 6f (my) GPR 8/28 LaFleur S. 90
Joyous Lady 4F 6f (gd) IND 8/24 Shelby County S. 85
Two Brews to Go 5M 6 1/2f (ft) FE 8/23 Andy Passero Memorial Cup S. 84
Kitty Blonde 7G 7f (ft) GIL 8/27 GCFA Texas Bred S. 80
Desert Gambler 4F 6 1/2f (ft) ALB 8/27 Carlos Salazar S. 76
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (8/22-8/28) - 3&up Turf
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Flintshire (GB) 6H 1 1/2m (fm) SAR 8/27 Longines Sword Dancer S. 114
Mr Maybe 5G 1 5/8m (fm) SAR 8/24 John's Call S. 102
Strike Charmer 6M 1 1/16m (fm) SAR 8/27 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa S. 102
Majestic Pride 4C 1m (gd) CBY 8/27 Brooks Fields S. 95
Fourstar Crook 4F 1 1/16m (yl) SAR 8/26 Yaddo S. 94
King Kreesa 7G 1 1/16m (yl) SAR 8/26 West Point S. 94
Fair Point 4F 5 1/2f (fm) SAR 8/28 Smart N Fancy S. 93
Prado's Sweet Ride 4F 1m (gd) CBY 8/27 Minnesota H. B. P. A. Distaff S. 91
Runaway Brenda 8M a1 1/16m (fm) FE 8/23 Molson Cup S. 79
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (8/22-8/28) - 2 year olds (Dirt)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Syndergaard 2C 6 1/2f (my) SAR 8/26 Funny Cide S. 99
Halona 2F 6f (ft) BTP 8/27 Tah Dah S. 92
Miss Sunset 2F 6f (ft) DMR 8/27 Generous Portion S. 90
So Lucky 2C 6f (ft) EMD 8/28 WA Cup Two Year Old Colts and Geldings S. Presente 88
Line Judge 2C 5 1/2f (ft) CBY 8/27 Careless Navigator Overnight S. 85
Thegreatcollection 2C 6f (sy) EVD 8/27 Evangeline Downs Prince S. 82
Country Candy 2F 6f (sy) EVD 8/27 Evangeline Downs Princess S. 78
Iron Mizz 2F 6 1/2f (ft) SAR 8/26 Seeking the Ante S. 73
Strate Remark 2G 6 1/2f (ft) HST 8/26 CTHS Sales S. 73
Risque's Legacy 2F 6f (ft) EMD 8/28 WA Cup Two Year Old Filly S. Presented by Comcast 69
Yukon Belle 2F 6 1/2f (ft) HST 8/26 CTHS Sales S. 69
Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (8/22-8/28) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
Arrogate 3C 1 1/4m (ft) SAR 8/27 Travers S. 124
Drefong 3C 7f (ft) SAR 8/27 Ketel One King's Bishop S. 105
Hit It Once More 3C 1 1/8m (gd) SAR 8/26 Albany S. 103
Accelerate 3C 1m (ft) DMR 8/26 Shared Belief S. 97
Super Surprise 3F 1 1/8m (ft) SAR 8/26 Fleet Indian S. 95
Belvoir Bay (GB) 3F 1m (ft) DMR 8/28 Torrey Pines S. 94
Mister Nofty 3C 1 1/16m (ft) DEL 8/24 Grover Buddy Delp Memorial S. 93
On Leave 3F 1m (fm) SAR 8/25 Riskaverse S. 90
My Heart Goes On 3F 1m (ft) EMD 8/28 WA Cup Three Year Old Filly S. Presented by Freigh 89
Shake Down Baby 3F 1m (fm) WO 8/28 La Prevoyante S. 89
The Press 3G 1m (ft) EMD 8/28 WA Cup Three Year Old S. Presented by Pegasus Trai 89
Victress 3F 1 1/16m (ft) HST 8/22 Hong Kong Jockey Club H. 86
One Mean Man 3C 1m (gd) CBY 8/27 Mystic Lake Derby 85
Opportunistic 3G 1 1/16m (ft) HST 8/22 Sir Winston Churchill Derby Trial H. 85
Return to Denis 3F 7f (ft) CT 8/27 Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. 80


Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
Arrogate   SAR   1 1/4m (ft)   8/27   127.1
A. P. Indian   SAR   7f (ft)   8/27   123.9
Haveyougoneaway   SAR   7f (ft)   8/27   123.6
Flintshire (GB)   SAR   1 1/2m (fm)   8/27   123.0
Cavorting   SAR   1 1/8m (ft)   8/27   122.5
Drefong   SAR   7f (ft)   8/27   121.9
Magic Mark   DMR   1m (ft)   8/24   121.8
Rachel's Temper   SAR   1 1/8m (ft)   8/22   121.5
Syndergaard   SAR   6 1/2f (my)   8/26   121.5
Strike Charmer   SAR   1 1/16m (fm)   8/27   121.2
Curlin's Approval   GP   7f (ft)   8/28   121.0
Hit It Once More   SAR   1 1/8m (gd)   8/26   120.8
Masochistic   DMR   7f (ft)   8/27   120.7
Baccelo (BRZ)   MTH   1 1/8m (ft)   8/27   120.5
Rockford   SAR   6 1/2f (gd)   8/25   120.2


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