Messier’s Santa Anita torso tops list of 11

Messier‘s 15-length hull in the Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita put him squarely at the top of the weekend’s fastest runners.

In fact, his 103 Beyer Speed ​​Figure is the highest by a 3-year-old this year, according to the Daily Racing Form

His stablemate in Bob Baffert’s barn, the filly Adare Manor, scored a 13-length win in the Las Virgenes (G3) at the same track. Because of Churchill Downs’ ban on Baffert, neither earned Kentucky Derby or Oaks qualifying points for the effort.

Messier also earned a 104 Brisnet rating and a 127 TimeformUS Speed ​​Figure for covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.84.

Another Baffert horse, Merneith, had an impressive win in the Santa Monica (G2), garnishing a 102 Beyer and 100 Brisnet rating.

Among other 3-year-olds, White Abarrio earned a 97 from both Beyer and Brisnet and a 106 from TimeformUS.

This table lists the weekend’s top Beyer figures, as posted at midday EST Monday, with Brisnet and TimeformUS figures where available.

horse Race Date beyer brisnet TimeformUS
Messier Robert B. Lewis Feb. 6 103 104 127
Merneith Santa Monica Feb. 5 102 100 117
Canadian Pride SA allowance Feb. 4 101 98
Express Train San Pascual Feb. 5 101 100 126
Southern District AQ allowance Feb. 5 100 103
Drafted Toboggan Feb. 5 97 102 117
White Abarrio Holy Bull Feb. 5 97 97 106
Law Professor San Pascual (2nd) Feb. 5 96 96
Ce Ce Santa Monica (2nd) Feb. 5 95 96
isolate FG allowance Feb. 3 95 97
Took Charge SA allowance Feb. 4 95 94

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