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May 23 - Churchill Downs - Race 8

#3 Calvados 5-1

Long-distance specialist exits a sneaky fourth versus better and brings good speed to this 12-furlong affair; improving gelding can notch his first U.S. stakes win vs a suspect group of rivals

Top Horses by BRIS Speed Ratings

May. 11 - May. 17
What's This?
BRIS uses an objective, computer-precise method to make a final time projection rating. This rating then allows a handicapper to compare the relative speed of different horses in different races and at different tracks. These ratings are calculated using proprietary techniques and algorithms that have been tested and proven over hundreds of thousands of races. Because the ratings are "fully adjusted" (reflecting both daily and track-to-track variants), they are comparable across all North American racetracks. For males 3 years old and older, a typical speed rating in a grade I race is 106, for an open $10,000 claiming race winner it’s 88, and for a $10,000 maiden claiming winner it’s 75.

3-Year-Olds & up Dirt Routes

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
108 Fame and Power Sir Barton S. 1 1/16M PIM 5/16/2015
107 Commissioner Pimlico Special S. 1 3/16M PIM 5/15/2015
99 Dan's Gold 5/17/2015
98 Conspiracy 5/14/2015
97 Keen Pauline Black-Eyed Susan S. 1 1/8M PIM 5/15/2015
98 Matrooh Race 9 1 1/16M BEL 5/16/2015
96 Sliver and Onions 5/16/2015
95 Ring It Up 5/12/2015
95 Silent Ruler 5/15/2015
97 Stopchargingmaria Allaire DuPont Distaff S. 1 1/8M PIM 5/15/2015
96 Financial Modeling Race 4 1M 70Y PRX 5/12/2015
95 American Pharoah Xpressbet.com Preakness S. 1 3/16M PIM 5/16/2015

3-Year-Olds & up Dirt Sprints

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
106 Holy Boss Chick Lang S. 6F PIM 5/16/2015
102 Breakin the Fever 5/11/2015
101 Sandbar Maryland Sprint H. 6F PIM 5/16/2015
101 Pricelesscommodity Race 3 6F CBY 5/17/2015
101 Fabulous Kid Race 7 6F PRX 5/11/2015
100 Elmazeed Race 7 6F BEL 5/16/2015
100 J J Garbar 5/14/2015
99 Fleet Eagle Governor's H. 6 1/2F EMD 5/17/2015
100 The Big Deluxe Race 3 6F BEL 5/15/2015
100 La Verdad Vagrancy H. 6 1/2F BEL 5/16/2015
99 Ide Be Cool Race 6 6 1/2F LAD 5/13/2015
99 Thepartyneverends Race 9 6F MTH 5/16/2015

3-Year-Olds & up Turf Routes

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
102 Woodwin W James W. Murphy S. 1M PIM 5/16/2015
97 Winning Cause Red Bank S. 1M MTH 5/16/2015
96 Golden But Stormy 5/14/2015
93 Watsdachances (IRE) Gallorette H. 1 1/16M PIM 5/16/2015
93 Courtesan Keertana S. 1 3/8M CD 5/16/2015
96 Ironicus Longines Dixie S. 1 1/16M PIM 5/16/2015
91 Holy Invader 5/16/2015
91 Fine Assay Race 3 1M AP 5/17/2015
92 Ceisteach (IRE) Keertana S. 1 3/8M CD 5/16/2015
91 Sycamore Lane Race 8 1 1/8M BEL 5/14/2015
93 Miss Temple City Hilltop S. 1 1/16M PIM 5/15/2015
92 Boot Scootn Daddy Race 8 1M MTH 5/17/2015

3-Year-Olds & up Turf Sprints

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
98 Ben's Cat Jim McKay Turf Sprint S. 5F PIM 5/15/2015
96 Ageless The Very One S. 5F PIM 5/16/2015
92 Let's Go Ben Race 8 5F CD 5/15/2015
95 Distorted Beauty Race 8 6F BEL 5/15/2015
96 Forest Chatter Race 6 6 1/2F SA 5/17/2015
93 Celestine Wait a While S. 7F BEL 5/16/2015
91 Scout's Honor 5/14/2015
90 Brave Act Race 3 6 1/2F SA 5/16/2015
91 Clever Royal Race 8 6 1/2F SA 5/17/2015
89 Little Michelle Gracie H. 5F GP 5/16/2015

Top Horses by BRIS Class Ratings

May. 11 - May. 17
What's This?
This rating measures a horse's actual performance in a race--the higher the number, the better the performance. Class ratings are calculated daily by Bloodstock Research Information Services (BRIS) for every horses that starts in a North American race. The rating provides a convenient means for comparing the relative merits of each horse's recent races to that of it's competitors. The male winners of a grade I race typically will have a rating in the 123-127 range, an open claiming race for older males will see ratings in the 114-115 range, and a maiden claiming race for older males may be in the 108-109 range.

3-Year-Olds & up Dirt Routes

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
115 American Pharoah Xpressbet.com Preakness S. 1 3/16M PIM 5/16/2015
113 Commissioner Pimlico Special S. 1 3/16M PIM 5/15/2015
112 Stopchargingmaria Allaire DuPont Distaff S. 1 1/8M PIM 5/15/2015
110 Keen Pauline Black-Eyed Susan S. 1 1/8M PIM 5/15/2015
110 Fame and Power Sir Barton S. 1 1/16M PIM 5/16/2015
111 Matrooh Race 9 1 1/16M BEL 5/16/2015
109 Dan's Gold 5/17/2015
109 Ring It Up 5/12/2015
109 Persuasive Paul 5/15/2015
109 Old Upstart Race 14 1 1/16M PIM 5/16/2015

3-Year-Olds & up Dirt Sprints

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
113 La Verdad Vagrancy H. 6 1/2F BEL 5/16/2015
111 Galiana Skipat S. 6F PIM 5/15/2015
110 Fleet Eagle Governor's H. 6 1/2F EMD 5/17/2015
110 Black Hornet Vigil S. 7F WO 5/17/2015
110 Sandbar Maryland Sprint H. 6F PIM 5/16/2015
110 Holy Boss Chick Lang S. 6F PIM 5/16/2015
109 Regulus 5/17/2015
109 Pricelesscommodity Race 3 6F CBY 5/17/2015
109 Fabulous Kid Race 7 6F PRX 5/11/2015
110 Irish Jasper Adena Springs Miss Preakness S. 6F PIM 5/15/2015

3-Year-Olds & up Turf Routes

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
111 Ironicus Longines Dixie S. 1 1/16M PIM 5/16/2015
110 Watsdachances (IRE) Gallorette H. 1 1/16M PIM 5/16/2015
109 Easy Crossing Race 9 1 1/8M CD 5/17/2015
109 Winning Cause Red Bank S. 1M MTH 5/16/2015
109 Courtesan Keertana S. 1 3/8M CD 5/16/2015
109 Sycamore Lane Race 8 1 1/8M BEL 5/14/2015
108 Fine Assay Race 3 1M AP 5/17/2015
108 Ceisteach (IRE) Keertana S. 1 3/8M CD 5/16/2015
108 Haunted Heroine Race 5 1M CD 5/16/2015
108 Robillard Race 6 1 1/16M BEL 5/15/2015

3-Year-Olds & up Turf Sprints

Rating Horse Race Distance Track Date
110 Ben's Cat Jim McKay Turf Sprint S. 5F PIM 5/15/2015
109 Forest Chatter Race 6 6 1/2F SA 5/17/2015
108 Ageless The Very One S. 5F PIM 5/16/2015
108 J to the Croft Race 4 6F BEL 5/14/2015
108 Distorted Beauty Race 8 6F BEL 5/15/2015
108 Celestine Wait a While S. 7F BEL 5/16/2015
106 Stormofthecentury Race 3 7F MNR 5/13/2015
107 Let's Go Ben Race 8 5F CD 5/15/2015
107 Clever Royal Race 8 6 1/2F SA 5/17/2015
107 Fleet Encounter Race 7 5F CD 5/14/2015

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