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Divisional Standings - October 17th, 2012

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A look at the recent graded stakes results and the updated divisional standings.

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I've started going through each division to sort and rank the speed figure performance throughout the year. Those numbers aren't yet included in the linked file since I'm not finished but I have found some interesting differences between different systems. I've written about this before and have found it an interesting trend to follow over the course of the season.

Below is the current ranking of contenders in the Classic division sorted by their speed figures from Beyer, Bris and Equibase.

Race Horse BSF Beyer Rank Bris Bris Rank Equi. EB Rank Rank Avg.
Jockey Club Gold Cup Flat Out 109 6 117 1 121 4 3.667
Whitney Fort Larned 110 5 109 5 123 2 4.000
New Orleans Hcp. Nates Mineshaft 113 3 107 10 129 1 4.667
Suburban Mucho Macho Man 108 8 114 3 121 4 5.000
Californian Game On Dude 115 2 109 5 118 9 5.333
Donn Hcp. Hymn Book 106 11 115 2 121 4 5.667
Ben Ali Wise Dan 117 1 109 5 115 13 6.333
Awesome Again Game On Dude 109 6 109 5 115 13 8.000
Hollywood Gold Cup Game On Dude 107 10 111 4 113 17 10.333
Brooklyn Hcp. Redeemed 105 12 108 9 117 11 10.667
Cornhusker Hcp. Fort Larned 108 8 106 13 116 12 11.000
Woodward To Honor and Serve 105 12 106 13 118 9 11.333
Pimlico Special Alternation 101 18 107 10 119 7 11.667
Iselin San Pablo 103 16 105 17 119 7 13.333
Charles Town Classic Caixa Electronica 101 18 103 20 122 3 13.667
Pacific Classic Dullahan 111 4 104 19 109 22 15.000
Santa Anita Hcp. Ron the Greek 105 12 106 13 108 24 16.333
Washington Park Handicap Middie 100 21 107 10 111 20 17.000
San Antonio Game On Dude 102 17 106 13 110 21 17.000
Hawthorne Gold Cup Pool Play 101 18 105 17 109 22 19.000
Greenwood Cup Redeemed 99 23 100 25 115 13 20.333
Dominion Day Hunters Bay 97 26 103 20 113 17 21.000
Cougar II Richard's Kid 99 23 99 27 114 16 22.000
Excelsior Marilyn's Guy 97 26 101 24 113 19 23.000
Strub Ultimate Eagle 98 25 103 20 108 24 23.000
Stephen Foster Hcp. Ron the Greek 100 21 102 23 107 26 23.333
Durham Cup Delegation 104 15 98 28 104 27 23.333
Oaklawn Hcp. Alternation 97 26 100 25 101 29 26.667
Tokyo City Cup Dynamic Host 94 29 97 29 102 28 28.667

Some notes on the above numbers:

  • The top figures by system are: Beyer - Wise Dan in the Ben Ali, Bris - Flat Out in the JC Gold Cup, and Equibase - Nates Mineshaft in the New Orleans Handicap.
  • The biggest difference of opinion? Beyer ranks Hymn Book's Donn win as 11th best in the group while Bris has it as the second best performance.

  • And how about Caixa Electronica's victory in the Charles Town Classic? Equibase has that as the third best performance in terms in speed figures, but Beyer has it as only 18th best with Bris putting it at 20.

  • Bris is not very bullish on Nates Mineshaft's win in the New Orleans Handicap as compared to Beyer and Bris. Bris has that race as just the 10th best in the group while Beyer (3rd) and Equibase (1st) rank it much higher.

  • Dullahan's Pacific Classic win scored very well with Beyer (4th highest figure) but not with Bris (19th) or Equibase (22nd).

Prior to the Breeders' Cup I'll post this analysis for each division which should provide a nice overview as to the agreements and disagreements of the various speed figure systems.

With that out of the way, let's get to the current standings:

Graded Stakes Standings (via Google Drive)

2YO Colts
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Know More 105
2 Shanghai Bobby 80
3 Bern Identity 50
Scherer Magic 50
Fortify 50
6 Power Broker 45
Joha 45
Rolling Fog 45
9 Dynamic Sky 35
Spurious Precision 35
Goldencents 35
Overanalyze 35
I'm Boundtoscore 35

2YO Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Executiveprivilege 115
2 Spring in the Air 70
So Many Ways 70
Kauai Katie 70
5 Spring Venture 60
6 Dreaming of Julia 45
7 My Happy Face 35
Broken Spell 35
Sweet Shirley Mae 35
Beholder 35
Scarlet Strike 35

3YO Colts
Rank Horse Pts.
1 I'll Have Another 170
2 Alpha 140
Bodemeister 140
4 Secret Circle 110
Creative Cause 110
6 Union Rags 105
7 Hansen 100
Trinniberg 100
9 Paynter 95
10 Neck 'n Neck 85
Golden Ticket 85
Bourbon Courage 85
Mark Valeski 85
Nonios 85

3YO Colts Turf
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Summer Front 75
2 Howe Great 65
3 My Best Brother 60
Silver Max 60
5 Finnegans Wake 50
6 Bayrir (FR) 45
King David 45
8 King Kreesa 35
Old Time Hockey 35
10 Two Months Rent 30
Lucky Chappy (IRE) 30

3YO Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Grace Hall 155
2 Zo Impressive 140
3 Questing (GB) 125
4 In Lingerie 120
5 Contested 115
6 Eden's Moon 110
7 Reneesgotzip 105
Believe You Can 105
9 Broadway's Alibi 95
10 Via Villaggio 90

3YO Fillies Turf
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Lady of Shamrock 140
2 Centre Court 120
3 Dayatthespa 95
4 Better Lucky 85
My Gi Gi 85
6 Stormy Lucy 50
Open Water 50
8 Regalo Mia 45
9 Colonial Flag 40
10 Somali Lemonade 35
Eden's Moon 35
Stephanie's Kitten 35

Classic
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Game On Dude 195
2 Ron the Greek 150
3 Richard's Kid 110
4 Fort Larned 95
5 Redeemed 85
6 Flat Out 70
Hymn Book 70
Mucho Macho Man 70
9 Alternation 60
Mission Impazible 60
Nates Mineshaft 60
Wise Dan 60

Dirt Mile
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Shackleford 115
2 To Honor and Serve 50
Mucho Macho Man 50
Tapizar 50
Nates Mineshaft 50
Fort Larned 50
7 Jersey Town 45
8 Jackson Bend 40
9 Rail Trip 35
Rule 35
Caleb's Posse 35
Uh Oh Bango 35
Successful Dan 35

Dirt Mile Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Include Me Out 105
2 It's Tricky 80
3 Ellafitz 50
Awesome Maria 50
5 Daisey Devine 45
6 Love and Pride 40
7 Star Billing 35
Brushed by a Star 35
Bay to Bay 35
Cash for Clunkers 35

Dirt Sprint
Rank Horse Pts.
1 The Factor 105
2 Amazombie 95
Capital Account 95
4 Camp Victory 80
5 Caixa Electronica 75
Emcee 75
Essence Hit Man 75
8 Coil 70
Poseidon's Warrior 70
10 Hamazing Destiny 65

Dirt Sprint Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Groupie Doll 175
2 Musical Romance 130
3 C C's Pal 115
4 Nicole H 85
5 She's Cheeky 80
6 Roxy Gap 75
Sugarinthemorning 75
8 Derwin's Star 60
Magical Feeling 60
It's Tricky 60

Distaff
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Royal Delta 105
Include Me Out 105
3 Love ThewayYouare 80
4 Love and Pride 70
5 Upperline 50
6 Plum Pretty 45
In Lingerie 45
8 Tiz Miz Sue 40
Awesome Maria 40
10 Mystical Star 35
Absinthe Minded 35
Joyful Victory 35

Turf Classic
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Point of Entry 170
2 Slim Shadey (GB) 165
3 Simmard 105
4 Forte Dei Marmi (GB) 100
5 Al Khali 95
Casino Host 95
7 Little Mike 90
Acclamation 90
9 Papaw Bodie 85
10 Utopian 75

Turf Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Zagora (FR) 120
2 Marketing Mix 115
3 Hit It Rich 105
4 Capital Plan 85
Dream Peace (IRE) 85
6 City to City 60
Aruna 60
8 All Star Heart 50
9 Nahrain (GB) 45
I'm A Dreamer (IRE) 45
Winter Memories 45
Siyouma (IRE) 45
Belle Royale (IRE) 45

Turf Mile
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Mr. Commons 135
2 Wise Dan 125
3 Data Link 75
Jeranimo 75
5 Willyconker (IRE) 70
Obviously (IRE) 70
7 Tune Me In 50
Corporate Jungle 50
Doubles Partner 50
10 Suggestive Boy (ARG) 35
Turallure 35
Wilcox Inn 35
Wilkinson 35
Dominus 35
Riding the River 35
Hunters Bay 35
Guys Reward 35

Turf Mile Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Tapitsfly 150
2 Hungry Island 85
3 Winter Memories 60
Quiet Oasis (IRE) 60
5 Zagora (FR) 50
6 Daisy Devine 35
Marketing Mix 35
City to City 35
Bauble Queen 35
Silver Max 35

Turf Sprint
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Next Question 45
2 Bridgetown 40
3 Night Carnation (GB) 35
Something Extra 35
Great Mills 35
6 Perfect Officer 25
Unbridled's Note 25
Upgrade 25
Bear Tough Tiger 25
Ben's Cat 25
California Flag 25
Great Attack 25
Roxy Gap 25
Caracortado 25
Big Band Sound 25