Welcome to the TimeformUS Blog

Hello and welcome to the TimeformUS blog!

The purpose of this blog is to explain features of TimeformUS Past Performances, a new horse racing product which is optimized for tablets and the web. Currently, you can purchase TimeformUS Past Performances at TimeformUS.com or in the the TVG Handicapping Store.

This blog is also a great place to ask questions and provide feedback about our new product. Use the links below to get started, and if you have questions, email us at  Support@TimeformUS.com

Visit TimeformUS.com

More TimeformUS How-To Videos

How to use TimeformUS Past Performances
TimeformUS Help Legend (PDF)
The Preview Page
The Fast PPs
• Result Charts
• The Race Finder Tool

How TimeformUS is Different
TimeformUS Speed Figures
TimeformUS Spotlight Speed Figures
TimeformUS Pace Projector
• TimeformUS Running Lines
TimeformUS Pace Figures
• TimeformUS Bias Indicators
Full Result Charts
Trainer Ratings
• Pedigree Ratings
• Race Ratings
Enhanced Foreign Running Lines
• Running Style and Early/Late Ratings

Posted in Welcome to TimeformUS | 2 Comments

How TimeformUS is Different


 is a new kind of horse racing Past Performances, optimized for tablets and PCs. At TimeformUS, we’re focused on helping you understand races faster. We’re perpetually refining the site and PPs: New features will be introduced regularly.  To start: here’s a top 10 list on how we’re making it easier to play the game; click the links next to each item for a deeper description or a video on how it works.

First thing’s first: if you’re looking for a PDF legend labeling all of our features, click here

1) How we make our Speed Figures
Our state-of-the-art, single-number measure of all-around performance.
Watch The Video>>
Learn More >>

2) Our Pace Projector
The breakthrough timesaver that tells you where they’re gonna be early in a race, and more.
Watch The Video>>
Learn More >>

3) Race Ratings
The TimeformUS Race Ratings help you quickly understand the quality of any race.
Watch The Video>>
Learn More >>

4) TimeformUS Pace Figures
Based on the fractional times run by each horse at each point of call in a race, TimeformUS Pace Figures give you a clear sense of the pace scenarios that a horse has faced in prior races.
Learn More >>

5) TimeformUS Color-Coded Bias Indicators
When we see a surface that favored frontrunners or closers in a horse’s previous race, we flag that running line with red or blue coloring.
Learn More >>

6) Timeform Foreign Running Lines for shippers
TimeformUS PPs offer unparalleled info on horses who previously ran overseas.
Learn More >>

7) TimeformUS Result Charts
One-click access from the 1-2-3 section of every running line,  TimeformUS Result Charts are color-coded  and fully customizable.
Learn More >>

8)  Simplified but smart TimeformUS Trainer Ratings
Our Trainer Ratings show you instantly how a trainer performs overall and in specific situations.
Watch The Video>>
Learn More >>

9) TimeformUS Race Finder
Use our Race Finder to quickly and easily find the types of races you like to play.
Watch The Video>>
Learn More >>

10) TimeformUS Pedigree Ratings based on today’s surface/distance
On a 100-point scale and based on the surface/distance of today’s race, factoring in the TimeformUS speed figures assigned to the horses in the family of today’s runner.
Learn More >>

Visit TimeformUS.com, or see below for even MORE ways in which TimeformUS is different:

Posted in Product features, Welcome to TimeformUS | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

On The Contrary: Santa Anita’s Most Playable Longshots on Saturday February 28th


>Santa Anita / February 28th / Go to Racecard

>See related interview on betting longshots. 

Note: The goal of “On The Contrary” is to point out several horses every day who may be overlooked in the wagering and who can possibly add value to trifectas and superfectas (in high holes and low) and to Pick 3s, Pick 4s, etc. We will not be making “selections” per se in “On the Contrary.” Rather, we’ll encourage readers to give extra consideration to certain horses who may seem a little overmatched at first glance–but who are in fact the type of horses we often build our bets around.

The weather is OK at time of writing but some dark clouds are closing in.

Race 1: Pass. (Commander King is worth watching for future reference. John Sadler is super-dangerous when he claims, and even more interesting when he claims maidens. This one is spotted ambitiously and put in a grass route. Will be interesting.)

Race 2: Pass.

Race 3: #3 Trelawny.

This is highly speculative. Gelding seems off form and, for good measure, has trained poorly. Longest shot in the field on the ML (8-1). However, only three of his 43 starts have been on dirt, and we find those three races kind of interesting. In addition, our speed figures have his last race quite a bit faster than one might expect. So we’ll give him a chance to slip into the trifecta at a nice price.

Race 4: #6 Margie’s Minute. (This is grass only.)

TimeformUS Pace Projector has her on a clear early lead today. Faced a tough pace situation last time and fought back gallantly in the lane. Earned competitive speed figure of 98. Also ran well in previous start down the hill. 12-1 on ML. The crowd generally shuns this trainer’s horses. Chance to get involved in exotics at a big price. Let’s just hope Humoristica lets her float around out there until at least the 1/4 pole.

Race 5: Pass.

Race 6: Pass.

Race 7: #3 Midnight Miley.

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 3.08.57 PM
20-1 on ML today. Was acting up in the gate before her turf debut. Then went very wide into tough fractions. Exited that race to train extremely well for this. Is nowhere near as talented as the favorites but can get involved in the bottom of exotics.

Race 8: #4 Achiever’s Legacy.

She is 8-1 on the revised ML. We discussed this filly in a full-length write up elsewhere on the website. If anything, we like her a little bit more now than we did when we wrote that piece. Has been training in superb fashion for this. We will play her to win and protect in the exacta.

Race 9: #8 Frannie’sspirittoo.

She is 12-1 on the ML. Dull effort off the long layoff last time. Broke well, engaged briefly, then dropped way back and was taken to the inside, where she spent some time taking dirt. Finished up reasonably well. Simple calculation here: She is a price, and if she gets back to something resembling her prior form, she can get into the trifecta here.

Posted in Race Previews | Leave a comment

Aqueduct’s Saturday Highlight Horse: A 5/1 shot whose Breeding Rating says to sprint


>Aqueduct / Feb 28 / Race 5  / 3:18  PM EST

Harpoon’s TimeformUS Breeding Ratings say he should be best sprinting on dirt:

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 12.27.34 PM

>Learn how TimeformUS Breeding Ratings work

#7 Harpoon returns from a long layoff today (180 days) for Todd Pletcher. He will face a solid field of sprinters and will have to be prepared to put forth his best effort or something very close to it. (Pletcher does well off of layoffs, getting a 92 rating.) If he does, we think he is a contender, especially over this shorter trip on dirt.

After beginning his career with promise in shorter races, Harpoon never panned out as a Derby prospect last year. He did run well to just miss in the Sam Davis at Tampa, a race he easily could have, and likely would have, won with a better trip. He was then unable to contend in the Gotham or Wood, and he went to the sidelines at Triple Crown time. He isn’t a turf horse. He failed to improve on that surface when brought back to the races last summer, and he went long once again on closing day at Saratoga, failing to impact while racing against one of the strongest inside-speed biases of that meet (note Race Rating Box shaded red).

To us, the key to this horse is distance. His best races are all over shorter trips. He earned his career top TFUS Speed Figure of 96 in the second start of his life, as a 2yo (he matched that figure in the Wood Memorial), and he did it over 6 furlongs. He ran a 95 in his very next start, a one-turn mile, while dueling the pace all the way. And he posted his lone career win in another one-turn mile down at Gulfstream Park. Since that win, in his final start as a 2yo, Harpoon has been kept to longer races or turf, and he has failed to improve.

He is a new gelding today off the layoff. As we see it, if Harpoon is going to be effective vs. better horses, it is going to be in shorter races around one turn. If we’re right about that, today may be the day to bet on him at a fair price.

Posted in Race Previews | Leave a comment

TimeformUS Horses in Focus and Top Plays for Saturday Feb 28th

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. We offer expanded analysis on one of the Horses in Focus, as well as designating which horse is our Top Play on the day. Expect to see TimeformUS Horses in Focus on this blog typically 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.

Today’s Top Play at Aqueduct

Race 5:

#7 Harpoon

Didn’t pan out as a Derby prospect, but still believe he’s going to be a better horse over shorter distances on dirt.

Lone win came in last start around one turn on dirt, and he earned his top TFUS Speed Figure the last time he went this distance on dirt, which came in his second career start as a 2yo.

Returns as a new gelding for Pletcher, who gets a 92 Trainer Rating off of layoffs.

5/1 on ML.

Win bet on #7 Harpoon.

Exactas with #2 Brass Pear, #6 Round, and #8 Leilani’s Ticket. 

Horses in Focus at Santa Anita

Race 8:
Achiever’s Legacy, the 4 horse:
Pace Projector puts her well behind projected fast pace.
Has competitive speed figures.
Training very well for this.
8-1 on ML.


Posted in Race Previews | Leave a comment

Stakes Preview: Saturday’s Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park


>Gulfstream / February 28 / Race 11 / 5:30 PM EST

The Grade 3 Palm Beach, for 3yos over 1 1/16 miles on grass, closes out the graded stakes action at Gulfstream on Saturday. It has drawn a field of 11, including a pair of recent stakes winners over this course in the form of ML favorites #6 Night Prowler (5/2) and #5 Dubai Sky (3/1). Pace Projector for the Palm Beach favors neither front-runners nor closers, and places all of #1 High Noon Rider, looking to rebound back on grass after being eased in the Grade 2 Holy Bull on dirt, #4 Bears Personality and Dubai Sky up on the early lead. #7 Felifran, #10 Croninthebarbarian and #11 Decision Day will be lined up behind that leading trio, and Night Prowler will be just off that group on the outside.

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 1.30.15 PM

#5 Dubai Sky is a full brother to a very fast horse: Twirling Candy. 

>Learn how to use TimeformUS Breeding Ratings

Here’s the field, in post position order:

#1 is High Noon Rider. This Distorted Humor colt seemed to pick up his game once switched to dirt toward the end of last year. He broke his maiden in a race originally scheduled for turf after engaging in a race-long duel up front, earning a TFUS Speed Figure of 89. He exited that race to try stakes company at Remington Park, and he ran very well once again, this time taking a big run from off the pace before settling for 3rd. He’s back to grass after failing to get involved in the Grade 2 Holy Bull, and his last turf race, when finishing 3rd behind Night Prowler, was an excellent effort. Away at the back of the field and outrun early, High Noon Rider was sent into an early wide run all the way through the turn to reach contention before ultimately flattening out at the end. This guy can run, and he can run on grass, and he will be a price.

#2 Eh Cumpari. He upset maidens on the dirt first time out with a last-to-first run, and he went right into stakes company following that effort. He was OK in his turf debut when finishing behind a couple of today’s rivals, but that was a race in which Dubai Sky did all of the work up on the pace, and the others were all closing as a pack at the end. He’s drawn a better post this time, but he is going to need to find more.

#3 is Nutty Futty. 1-for-6 lifetime, with a top TFUS Speed Figure of 74, this colt has found a tough spot in which to make his 3yo debut. He failed to factor in a pair of graded stakes tries last year but is obviously eligible to improve as a new 3yo.

#4 is Bears Personality. He has never run on grass, but he gets a solid Breeding Rating of 84 for turf routes and is a two-time winner on synthetic, in the event you’re someone who believes that form over that surface will translate. He failed to factor in his dirt debut last time, but that race is best not held against him, as he was unable to get his customary position up near the pace after a stumbling start, and he tired after a wide trip. Surface is a big question for him, but he showed a nice pattern of improvement as a 2yo and could easily outrun his odds in this race.

#5 is Dubai Sky. Well-bred and well-connected colt has put his talent on display from day one, and he enters the Palm Beach looking for his 4th straight win. Going solely by speed figures, he appears a vulnerable short price, having posted figures of 64-68-78-78 for his 4 starts. On the other hand, he did all of the racing after asserting himself up with the pace when prevailing in the Kittens Joy Stakes last time. We like him in this race, and prefer him to the ML favorite.

#6 is Night Prowler. ML favorite for Chad Brown owns top last-out TFUS Speed Figure in the field (91) for his Grade 3 win over this course. We have no real knocks on him except to point out that he was given a perfect trip to win that Dania Beach last time, and we aren’t so sure he holds much of an edge on this field, especially Dubai Sky.

#7 is Felifran. Still lightly raced enough to project improvement for, he will certainly need to show improvement on Saturday. He was part of the closing pack behind Dubai Sky last time and, while outrunning his odds, was never a real threat in that race. Figures a big price once again, so if you have found a reason to like him, you should be betting.

#8 is Call Me Crazy. He has earned back-to-back TFUS Speed Figure tops of 79 and 83 for his last two starts, and finally broke through to get his maiden victory last time. He’s well-bred and improving, and is another who figures to be a price in this race.

#9 is Divisidero. Only one start to this point, but it was a good one. Held up to rate back off the early pace, he put in a strong run all through the second turn while wide, and he powered through the stretch to close down a rival who had opened a clear lead on the field. It’s a tough spot for him to make his second career start, but that debut hinted at talent, and it would be no surprise should this guy go on to prove to be at least this good.

#10 is Croninthebarbarian. He’s a talented turf horse, though one who may be just a bit distance challenged. He was highly impressive in winning each of his first two starts on grass, both over sprint distances, but, while he has continued to race on very well since stretched out for his last 4 starts, he has found a way to come up short at the end of late. He came with a solid wide run last time to fall just short of Dubai Sky, but, again, that race lent itself to a closing style.

#11 is Decision Day. Turf debut today (79 Breeding Rating for turf routes) for an excellent trainer after failed attempt to dirt in tough Holy Bull. He’s already a stakes winner over synthetic, and he managed to win races as a 2yo in Canada from both on and off the pace. Another horse for whom surface is a question, but we can project some improvement for this runner, whose trainer gets an 89 rating with runners switching from dirt to turf.

The Play: We prefer #5 Dubai Sky to #6 Night Prowler, and we will make him our play, assuming the latter is the favorite. Our uses in exactas and trifectas with Dubai Sky will be #1 High Noon Rider, #9 Divisidero, #10 Croninthebarbarian, and a little of #11 Decision Day.


Posted in Race Previews | Leave a comment

Stakes Preview: Saturday’s Grade 3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park


>Gulfstream / February 28 / Race 5  / 2:30 PM EST

Gulfstream Park will run three graded stakes for 3yos on Saturday, one for fillies and two for colts, though none of the three can realistically be considered a prep for the Derby or Oaks. Weather permitting, two of the graded stakes will be on turf, and the first of those is the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride, for 3yo fillies, over 1 1/16 miles.

It has drawn a field of nine and is led by #8 Consumer Credit, winner of the Grade 3 Sweetest Chant here last month for trainer Chad Brown. Pace Projector for the Herecomesthebride indicates that a fast pace is on tap for these 3yo fillies, and it also indicates that Consumer Credit, despite never having been on the early lead in any of her prior 5 starts, will be the one making that fast pace. Her closest pursuer will be the longshot #7 Tumminia, who just broke her maiden for a $25k claiming tag after pressing the pace. The field also contains a trio of fillies who will be making their turf debuts in the Herecomesthebride. All of #2 Sweet Swingin, #3 Arella Princess and #6 Temper Mint Patty are switching over to grass for the first time in this race, and they are also all stretching out off of recent races at six furlongs, which figures to add some fuel to the fire.

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 12.23.18 PM

Maddizaskar is a live longshot in the Herecomesthebride Stakes. 

>Learn How TimeformUS PPs are different

This is the field for the Herecomesthebride, in post position order:

#1 is Devine Aida. 2-for-2 on turf, with competitive TFUS Speed Figures of 85 and 83 in those races, she impressed in overpowering stakes rivals over this turf course last time. She has fine tactical speed and has done well for herself at the draw, as her rider should be able to save the early ground if that expected fast pace develops. Well-bred filly has never failed to fire, and we liked the way she appeared to step up her game last time with lasix on for the first time. A big threat to the favorite.

#2 is Sweet Swingin. Makes her first start on turf and first over a route of ground in this race. This constitutes quite a pair of hurdles for her to get over. Her trainer is a good one, and he’s not averse to taking chances with his talented horses in big races. Sweet Swingin gets an ordinary Breeding Rating of 72 for turf routes, but her dam, whose three career wins all came sprinting on dirt, is a sister to the stone runner I Ain’t Bluffing, who was a multiple Grade 1 winner on dirt (won Grade 1s both routing and sprinting) and also went 2-for-2 on grass, both in stakes races. We like each of her last two races on the main track and think she may be OK down the line, but we would need a very big price to get interested in her in this spot.

#3 is Arella Princess. Second of the three first-time turfers, this one gets a Breeding Rating of just 62 for turf routes. She broke her maiden with a late run first time out in maiden claiming company and earned a TFUS Speed Figure of 50. This represents a big step up in class, and Arella Princess looks an awful lot like the longest shot on the board in this race.

#4 is Pine Needles. Big pedigree for this filly, who is from one of the top barns in the sport, and she, like many runners debuting for this trainer, was all set to go right off the bat. She powered to the front out of the gate, and, after getting control of the pace, stayed gamely to hold on late in a race that has the potential to produce some runners down the line. Won’t expect to see her cutting the pace in this spot, but won’t be surprised to see her go forward off that debut, something she won’t have to do by much to be competitive, considering the 86 speed figure she earned that day. Clement gets a perfect 100 rating with last-out maiden winners, and he is 7 for his last 16 with runners adding lasix in their next start following a maiden win.

#5 is Quality Rocks. Talented filly from the Mott barn is a maiden from three starts on grass, all of them graded stakes. She has been 2nd in two of those, and, while she had no excuses in those races, it can’t be denied that she ran well. Considering the way the Sweetest Chant was run, with a slow pace (note Pace Figures/fractions shaded blue) and her having had the advantage on Consumer Credit much of the way, it is hard to find a way for her to turn the tables on that rival. She’s the second choice on the ML, and certainly a contender, but if we play against the favorite, it is going to be with someone else.

#6 is Temper Mint Patty. She was impressive in her first couple of starts on the main track, especially so when blowing away fellow NY-breds in the mud with a 101 speed figure in her second career start. She hasn’t won since, and her figures are heading the wrong way, so her connections will try a surface switch. Her dam did post all three of her career wins on grass, so she has that going for her from a pedigree standpoint, but she is going to have to turn things around quickly.

#7 is Tumminia. Count us among those who thought she showed some promise in game debut run at Belmont, but her fortunes have fallen since then. She finally picked up her maiden win here 3 weeks ago, but she required a big drop in class to do so, and she has found a tough spot in which to try to build upon that effort.

#8 is Consumer Credit. More Than Ready filly could easily be undefeated on grass entering this race. After encountering severe traffic trouble while looking loaded in her debut, she reeled off three straight wins on grass, including a pair of stakes. She has stretched out effectively in her last two, and she did quite well in overcoming a slow pace to close down the Sweetest Chant last time. She has improved her figures right along (70-77-82-83-89) and is a clear horse to beat in this race.

#9 is Maddizaskar. No one in this field will be looking for that projected fast pace to develop more than this filly, who owns the top Late Pace Rating in the field (83) by a clear margin. She is a horse who could easily prove to be vastly better than she looks at first glance. She finished strongly to overcome a hesitant start and a slow pace first time out, and she found herself in heavy traffic through the second turn and unable to get a run until it was too late last time. This is a tough spot for her, but she may well be too big of a price to ignore, and if she is indeed better than she appears, this may be the time to take a shot.

The Play: We aren’t wildly against #8 Consumer Credit, but we also aren’t so sure that she has to turn out to be a top 3yo grass filly. She’s the horse to beat, and because we are trying to get a big price involved, we are using her prominently. #9 Maddizaskar is the horse we will try to make some money with in the Herecomesthebride. We’ll bet her to win and play her underneath #1 Devine Aria, #4 Pine Needles, #5 Quality Rocks, and #8 Consumer Credit in exactas and trifectas.


Posted in Race Previews | Leave a comment

Stakes Preview: Daredevil returns in Saturday’s Grade 2 Swale at Gulfstream Park


>Gulfstream / February 28 / Race 10 / 5:00 PM ESTScreen Shot 2015-02-27 at 12.01.52 PM

>Learn How To Use TimeformUS PPs

Of the three graded stakes slated for Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the Grade 2 Swale is the only one carded for the main track. It has drawn a field of seven talented colts set to travel 7 furlongs, and it is highlighted by the 3yo debut of Todd Pletcher’s #1 Daredevil.

As expected, there is plenty of speed signed on to the Swale, and Pace Projector indicates that all of #3 Ready for Rye, #6 Grand Bili and #7 X Y Jet have the speed to be part of the early pace. Daredevil, who has drawn a tough post, is projected to be in a stalking position down inside, though he is clearly fast enough to come running out of there in an attempt to avoid finding himself locked in behind horses. #5 Souper Colossal also possesses plenty of early speed, but he projects for a pace-tracking trip as well.

This race centers around Daredevil in several different ways, so let’s discuss him and go from there. There are a couple of different ways to look at this horse, though it is difficult to deny that he holds some pretty serious talent. The sticking point to deciphering his form lies in the fact that his two highly impressive wins last year came over wet tracks. If you’re of the opinion that he is a horse who moved up because of the slop, then you likely think he is (at least a little) overrated. We are not buying that view of Daredevil, though we understand anyone who is taking that position, at least for now, considering the wagering action he will be taking as he starts back this year.

After crushing maidens in his belated debut over a muddy Belmont main track on September 13th, Daredevil wheeled back relatively quickly, at least by Todd Pletcher’s standards, to stretch out in the Grade 1 Champagne just three weeks later. He once again caught a wet track, and he was even more impressive than he was on debut, running away from the talented Upstart while never being asked for his best effort. He earned TFUS Speed Figures of 91 and 95 in those races, figures that make him the horse to beat in this race even if he has done no developing during his time off.

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile turned out to be something of a disaster for Daredevil, but it is also something of a reach to assume the fast track had anything to do with his performance there. Marooned out in post 10, he was left with no choice but to come running out of there for position, and once the fast pace developed in that race, Daredevil’s chances were all but doomed. His jockey, Javier Castellano, is among the best riders in the game today, but that Juvenile was far from his finest moment. After getting Daredevil strung 5-to-6 wide all the way around the first turn in that race, Castellano continued pressing on out there to be part of that contentious pace. Daredevil, as talented as he may be, was not up to that kind of taxing effort, and his Breeders’ Cup was over by the time that field hit the far turn.

Having drawn the rail for his 2015 debut, going 7 furlongs, in a field loaded with speed, Daredevil has found a spot in which to immediately test himself as a 3yo. We’ll see how Castellano decides to play it, though he is sure to have to let Daredevil run away from the gate in order to establish position in the race. That doesn’t mean he has to gun straight to the lead (though he is fast enough to do so). But knowing the position Pletcher likes his horses to be in up the backstretch of their races (preferably stalking on the outside), there will be no taking back.

Can race dynamics get him beat on Saturday? Sure. But we don’t think they will. We think Daredevil is a serious talent, one who may wind up excelling around one turn between 6 and 8 furlongs, and we think he can win the Swale by either sending or stalking.

Of the others, the horse we are most interested in using is #2 Senor Grits. Senor Grits is more of a closing-sprinter type, and, while not possessing the flash of some of his rivals in this race, he has managed to fire every time while improving right along (TFUS Speed Figures for first four starts: 77-86-89-93). If nothing else, a fast pace seems sure to develop in this race, and Senor Grits may be best-positioned to take advantage of that kind of scenario.

The Play: Daredevil is our multi-race key, and we’ll use Senor Grits underneath in exactas.


Posted in Race Previews | Leave a comment

TimeformUS Horses in Focus and Top Plays for Friday Feb 27th

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. We offer expanded analysis on one of the Horses in Focus, as well as designating which horse is our Top Play on the day. Expect to see TimeformUS Horses in Focus on this blog typically 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.

Today’s Top Play at Aqueduct

Race 1:

#1 Money Machine

Drops back down after trying very tough $50k claimer last time, and gets a positive rider change for this.

First start for Jacobson off the layoff was a good effort with a less-than-ideal trip.

Makes 3rd start off layoff today.

5/1 on ML.

Win bet on #1 Money Machine at 4/1 or better.


Race 7:

#1 Broadway Bay

Was showing nice development last summer, improving his TFUS Speed Figures from start to start (65-70-80) before trying to stretch out.

Won 2nd career start after putting in a good late run in debut.

Returned from the layoff last time to put in a strong late run & gallop out, and now makes second start back.

12/1 on ML.

Today’s Horses in Focus at Santa Anita

Race 2:

Toomanytomatoes, the 6 horse:

Has fastest last-out dirt speed figure in the field.

Visually impressive in last start.

Has handled this distance.

6-1 on ML.
Race 4:

Coded Message, the 10 horse:

Broke poorly in debut and then ran only in spots.

Still managed to finish second.

Came back to train decently and gets better post today.

7-2 on ML.



Posted in Race Previews | 1 Comment