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Top Kentucky Derby 2016 Preps Speed Figures (3/20/16)

With the Louisiana Derby this weekend, we have completed most of the 50 point prep races and move into the major 100 point prep races.  I have compiled my Pure Speed Figures for all of the 2016 Kentucky Derby prep races thus far.  To refresh your memory, a positive figure means that that time was faster than an average graded stakes win at that distance (negative means that it was slower).  Take a look at some of the top performers thus far.


Top 10 Pure Speed Figures in a Winning Effort

Race Horse Speed Figure
Holy Bull Mohaymen 9.6
Tampa Bay Derby Destin 3.5
Fountain of Youth Mohaymen 3.3
San Felipe Danzing Candy 1.7
Robert B. Lewis Mor Spirit 0.4
Rebel Cupid -4.6
Risen Star Gun Runner -5.4
El Camino Real Derby Frank Conversation -8.2
Southwest Suddenbreakingnews -14.8
Gotham Shagaf -20.6


Top 10 Pure Speed Figures Overall

Race Horse Place Speed Figure
Holy Bull Mohaymen 1 9.6
Holy Bull Greenpointcrusader 2 3.9
Tampa Bay Derby Destin 1 3.5
Fountain of Youth Mohaymen 1 3.3
Tampa Bay Derby Outwork 2 1.9
San Felipe Danzing Candy 1 1.7
Robert B. Lewis Mor Spriit 1 0.4
Holy Bull Fellowship 3 -0.1
Fountain of Youth Zulu 2 -0.3
San Felipe Mor Spirit 2 -1.5


To put these figures into perspective, here are the top figures earned in a Kentucky Derby prep from the past 10 years.

Year Race Horse Speed Figure
2015 Sunland Derby Firing Line (3rd in KD) 16.5
2014 San Felipe California Chrome (1st in KD) 21.8
2013 Sunland Derby Govenor Charlie 15.3
2012 Santa Anita Derby I’ll Have Another (1st in KD) 12.7
2011 San Felipe Premier Pegasus 16.5
2010 Santa Anita Derby Sidney’s Candy (17th in KD) 11.7
2009 Florida Derby Quality Road 13.9
2008 Florida Derby Big Brown (1st in KD) 10.5
2007 Florida Derby Scat Daddy (18th in KD) 4.1
2006 Santa Anita Derby Brother Derek (4th in KD) 11.7



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