Hand-selected by The TimeformUS team, Horses in Focus stand out on our feature sets, such as pace projector, TimeformUS speed figures, spotlight ratings, trainer ratings, pedigree ratings, etc. Expect to see TimeformUS Horses in Focus on this blog every Wednesday-Sunday. If Horses in Focus are available for tracks with a later post-time, they will be added to this post throughout the day.
Saratoga, Race 4:
#12 Lunar Rover
Finished just behind today’s rival Aslan last time, but took the worst of it trip-wise in there.
In a tie for best last-out speed figure in the field.
Still has upside, and should be tough after drawing in to this off-the-turf affair.
7/2 on ML.
Saratoga, Race 5:
Has been holding good form on turf, but will not be affected by the switch to dirt.
In fact, may be better on the main track, where she has recorded 5 of her 6 career wins.
10/1 on ML.
Saratoga, Race 10:
Has improved recently on turf, but lone dirt start this year, over a sprint distance, was a good effort with a big gallop-out.
Her full sister, Freud’s Notebook, was best as a main track router.
Last turf race was not as bad an effort as it may appear, as she was stuck inside & behind horses for a long way.
She is the TFUS Top Play for Saratoga today.
15/1 on ML
Monmouth Race 5
#3 Tell Tale Friend
No disgrace in last when running evenly off a long layoff in a turf sprint.
Stretches out and switches back to dirt for sharp connections with trainer Lopez and rider Serpa rating a 99 together.
Projected to get a clear early lead.
10-1 on ML
Monmouth Race 10
Drawn outside again; this time there’s no Itsmyluckyday in the race.
Seemed to be getting the better of Bradester late in last and now gets another 1/16th of a mile to work with.
6-1 on ML
Monmouth Race 11
#10 Joe Tess
Capable of stealing this.
Lone turf try was impressive and now switches back to the lawn.
Catches a field where the favorites have many negatives.
10-1 on ML
Del Mar Race 8:
Goldencents, the 2 horse:
Earned outstanding speed figure of 117 in last start.
Handles Poly beautifully.
Training up a bloody storm for this.
8-5 on ML.
Del Mar Race 10:
Q’ Viva, the 11 horse:
Has the best last-out speed figure in the race: a 78.
Trainer gets 95 rating with this rider.
Appreciate easier company today.
7-2 on ML.