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Kentucky Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report: Withers Stakes

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February 7th, 2018

After concluding 2017 with a second in the Remsen (G2), Avery Island returned to Aqueduct to open his 3-year-old campaign with a victory in the Withers (G3). The Street Sense colt has never run a bad one since stretching out to a route four starts previously for Kiaran McLaughlin, but Avery Island’s 94 BRIS Speed rating came back disappointing.

His numbers remain eligible to keep increasing, but Avery Island has lacked a punch in the stretch of his last two starts at 1 1/8 miles.

Firenze Fire’s BRIS Speed rating dropped to a 92 and the Withers reinforced the idea he’s better at one-turn distances. A three-time graded winner at one turn, the son of Grade 1-winning sprinter Poseidon’s Warrior has dropped both two-turn attempts.

Marconi, a Tapit colt making his first start against winners after a maiden tally, was spotting plenty of seasoning to the top two finishers and understandably got a little tired in the latter stages. He’s eligible to show more next time for Todd Pletcher.

Here are the top BRIS Speed ratings so far in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series (90 and above):

Horse (finish)

 

Race

 

BRIS Speed

Audible

 

Holy Bull (1st)

 

105

Bolt d’Oro

 

FrontRunner (1st)

 

105

Good Magic

 

BC Juvenile (1st)

 

105

McKinzie

 

Sham (1st)

 

104

Solomini

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (3rd)

 

101

McKinzie

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (1st)

 

100

Instilled Regard

 

Los Alamitos Futurity (2nd)

 

100

Solomini

 

BC Juvenile (2nd)

 

100

All Out Blitz

 

Sham (2nd)

 

99

Free Drop Billy

 

Holy Bull (2nd)

 

99

Bolt d’Oro

 

BC Juvenile (3rd)

 

99

Catholic Boy

 

Remsen (1st)

 

98

Firenze Fire

 

Champagne (1st)

 

96

Instilled Regard

 

Lecomte (1st)

 

96

Good Magic

 

Champagne (2nd)

 

96

Solomini

 

FrontRunner (2nd)

 

96

Avery Island

 

Withers (1st)

 

94

Firenze Fire

 

Jerome (1st)

 

94

Seven Trumpets

 

Jerome (2nd)

 

94

My Boy Jack

 

Sham (3rd)

 

94

Shivermetimbers

 

Sham (4th)

 

94

Enticed

 

Ky Jockey Club (1st)

 

93

Greyvitos

 

Springboard Mile (1st)

 

93

Avery Island

 

Remsen (2nd)

 

93

Tiz Mischief

 

Ky Jockey Club (2nd)

 

93

The Tabulator

 

Iroquois (1st)

 

92

Firenze Fire

 

Withers (2nd)

 

92

Principe Guilherme

 

Lecomte (2nd)

 

92

Enticed

 

Champagne (3rd)

 

92

Snapper Sinclair

 

Lecomte (3rd)

 

92

Free Drop Billy

 

Breeders’ Futurity (1st)

 

91

Combatant

 

Springboard Mile (2nd)

 

91

Hollywood Star

 

Iroquois (2nd)

 

91

Marconi

 

Withers (3rd)

 

91

Vouch

 

Remsen (3rd)

 

91

Promises Fulfilled

 

Ky Jockey Club (3rd)

 

90

Enticed

 

Holy Bull (4th)

 

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

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