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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

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How TimeformUS is Different
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TimeformUS Pace Projector
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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

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How TimeformUS is Different

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TimeformUS
 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.
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2) Our Pace Projector
The breakthrough timesaver that tells you where they’re gonna be early in a race, and more.
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3) Race Ratings
The TimeformUS Race Ratings help you quickly understand the quality of any race.
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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.
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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.
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6) Timeform Foreign Running Lines for shippers
TimeformUS PPs offer unparalleled info on horses who previously ran overseas.
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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.
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8)  Simplified but smart TimeformUS Trainer Ratings
Our Trainer Ratings show you instantly how a trainer performs overall and in specific situations.
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9) TimeformUS Race Finder
Use our Race Finder to quickly and easily find the types of races you like to play.
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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.
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Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet: Full Card Analysis for Saturday

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>Los Alamitos/ December 20th / Go To Racecard

Race 1:
#5 Anillo will be on a clear early lead in a race favoring speed, according to Pace Projector. Bonde gets a 93 rating with this rider.#4 Deer Decarchy comes in off a speed figure of 74 and handles Los Al.

Selections: 5-4-2-3

Race 2:
#2 Runaway Wildcat is an admirable gelding with a pleasing style. Can play at this class level and has numbers that can take this. #6 Nextdoorneighbor drops from race rated 96 to race rated 88.

Selections: 2-6-5-7

Race 3:
#2 Tizn’t has a bit of early speed and a good post. This may prove sufficient in what is a thoroughly awful field. #6 Is This Georgia gets in light and had trouble in last one.

Selections: 2-6-7-1

Race 4:
#8 Rolo Tamaci makes his dirt debut for an underrated trainer and does so with impeccable workouts off the layoff. #7 Friday Harbor forced a fast pace and earned competitive speed figure of 74.

Selections: 8-7-3-6

Race 5:
#5 Baccelo just faced tougher, according to our Race Ratings. He handled dirt in South America and just worked in fine fashion over this surface. #6 Prime Issue looks like the horse to beat off a string of strong efforts.

Selections: 5-6-4-1

Race 6:
#4 Sound City is a modestly bred firster who has been training as if she has talent. Trainer gets decent 79 rating with firsters and 94 rating with Bejarano. #8 Roadbug is a Baffert firster with…you know the litany.

Selections: 4-8-3-7

Race 7:
#5 Sweet Marini projects for nice stalking trip and handles this surface. Baffert jamming her back on nine days rest. #4 Magic Lily has strong speed figures, and Pace Projector puts her on the early lead in a race favoring speed.

Selections: 5-4-8-1

Race 8:
#5 Firing Line earned a very fast TimeformUS Speed Figure when breaking his maiden in a sprint over Del Mar Poly. Finds himself in different circumstances here, but he was impressive in both of his starts, and he has been training as if he means business. #3 Dortmund won both starts impressively and is getting a lot of Derby hype. Obvious favorite would surprise nobody by winning this race at a microscopic price.

Selections: 5-3-4-2

Race 9:

Highlight Horse: #9 Rose Warrior:

20-1 on the morning line for competent local no-name trainer.

Has the fastest last-out speed figure in the field, and it was earned over this surface.

Combination of best speed figure and massive odds warrants taking a stab here

Selections: 9-10-4-7

 

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Stakes Preview: Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity

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>Los Alamitos/ December 20th / Race 8 / 3:46 PST

The Grade 1, $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity has a field of five (four colts and a ridgling) going a mile and 1/16 on the dirt. There is a heavy favorite on the morning line, Bob Baffert’s Dortmund at 4-5, but our data indicates that the Simon Callaghan colt Firing Line has a big shot here, and he is a less punitive 3-1 on the morning line.

According to the TimeformUS Pace Projector, the Los Alamitos Futurity will be run at a pace that is neither fast nor slow. The leader at the opening half-mile is projected to be No Problem, with Mr. Z just to his outside. The aforementioned Dortmund is tucked in in third place. Firing Line is a stalking fourth just to his outside, and the early trailer is the longshot Bench Warrant.

Here is the short field in post position order, with morning line odds in parentheses:

Bench Warrant (15-1): Will be making the third start of his career, as well as his dirt debut and his route debut. Our Breeding Ratings show that he is not well bred for dirt routes (rating of only 52). It is a negative that his speed figure regressed from his debut to his second start. He is quite a bit slower than his competition. He did not break well last time, but he enjoyed a ground-saving trip after that. He is stepping up in class from a race that received a Race Rating of 87 to today’s race, which receives a preliminary Race Rating of 94. We don’t like him today.

No Problem (8-1): Making his fourth start today. He was offered up for sale in the second start of his career, and then thrown into the Grade 3 Bob Hope in his third start–producing a victory at 17-1. He will be making his route debut today. Our Breeding Ratings indicate that there is little reason to expect him to move up with the added distance. In his Bob Hope victory, he received a nice outside stalking trip and then proved very game between horses in the stretch. He has improved his speed figure in each start. That is a positive. But his figures remain a bit light relative to the three horses below.

Dortmund (4-5): Baffert colt is 2 for 2, winning both a maiden sprint at Santa Anita and a one-turn mile at Churchill Downs in impressive fashion. Earned speed figures of 96 and 95, putting him on a par with Mr. Z’s last two efforts but well behind Firing Line’s synthetic maiden breaker. Baffert gets ratings of 90 with third-time starters and 93 with second-time routers. The NWX allowance race that Dortmund exits received a Race Rating of 87–seven points below today’s race. Dortmund has the best Late Pace rating in the field: a 70. He is an obvious contender who figures to have little trouble with two turns. But at morning line odds of 4-5, with no advantage on speed figures, he seems like an underlay to us. If the morning line proves accurate, we will let Dortmund beat us.

Mr. Z (5-2): Mr. Z is the most experienced horse in the field, with seven starts (and one victory). He has been on a steady march of improvement on our speed figures. He has hit the board in four graded stakes. His trainer, D Wayne Lukas, shipped to Los Alamitos and took down the filly counterpart to this race a week ago. In vintage Lukas style, Mr. Z has yet to receive more than 28 days’ rest between starts. He was visually impressive in the Delta Jackpot, making an eye-catching move before getting nosed out on the line. He is another obvious contender.

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Firing Line (3-1): Firing Line makes his third start today. He had a dreadful start in his debut, at Santa Anita, quickly made up ground, and stormed home to finish a wildly impressive 2nd, earning a speed figure of 91. Then he came back to break his maiden in scintillating fashion on Del Mar Poly, saving ground inside while brimming with run and then blitzing the field when clear, winning by over four lengths and earning a speed figure of 104 (red circle 1). That gives Firing Line the best last-out TimeformUS Speed Figure in this field by a margin of nine points. What is more, the maiden race he exits received a Race Rating of 97 (circle 2)–three points faster than today’s race, and that 97 is color-coded red, meaning that Firing Line came from mid-pack on a day where frontrunners otherwise dominated. Our Breeding Ratings (circle 3) indicate that Firing Line is not particularly well bred for the stretch-out in distance, but there are enough positives here for us to look past that blemish. Firing Line is our selection in the Los Alamitos Futurity.

The play:

Win bet on Firing Line.

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Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet: Full Card Analysis for Thursday

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>Los Alamitos/ December 18th / Go To Racecard

 Race 1:
#4 Brackendale will be on a clear early lead in a race favoring speed, according to Pace Projector. Race Ratings show him taking big dip in class. #2 Papa’s Paisley goes first off the claim for hot barn.

Selections: 4-2-1-5

Race 2:
#1 Faith Proof projects for nice stalking trip and comes in off strong speed figure of 89. #4 Rosewhitenblue is 1 for 1 at Los Al and goes first off the claim for solid trainer.

Selections: 1-4-5-3

Race 3:
#5 Just Call Me Al projects for cozy outside stalking trip. Goes 2nd off the layoff and has strong back figure at Los Al. #6 Mosso has been training as if he’s ready to get back to a strong effort. Fought speed bias in last attempt on dirt.

Selections: 5-6-4-2

Race 4:
#6 Forbidden City has consistently earned strong speed figures in NoCal and ships down for ultra-sharp trainer (overall rating of 96) who is not prone to wasting opportunities. #5 Smil’n From Above is qualified to win this race and will probably be underbet on win end because her two wins are obscured by her 46 losses.

Selections: 6-5-2-1

Race 5:
#1 Accelerant changes barns here and has been training extremely well. Trainer gets 88 rating with this rider. #2 Atascaderan will be on early lead, according to Pace Projector, and has back speed figures that can play in here. Viable longshot chance.

Selections: 1-2-6-4

Race 6:
#1 Swiss Silver will need to work out a trip, but he is a big price on the morning line and his last speed figure fits in here. #6 Dr. Suer has the best Early Pace rating in the field and handled dirt in his debut.

Selections: 1-6-5-2

Race 7:
#1 Acute will be on a clear early lead, according to Pace Projector. Last two efforts on real dirt resulted in speed figures in low 80s. Can handle the route. #4 Gelila likes this racetrack and projects for stalking trip.

Selections: 1-4-2-3

Race 8:
Highlight Horse: Cannot resist #1 Waitwaitdonttellme at morning line odds of 20-1.

Makes 4th start off layoff for top nighttime Los Al trainer who races his horses into shape.

Quality of last two performances is obscured by massive groundloss.

Draws the perfect post.

Dropping in class according to Race Ratings and has back figures on grass that can win this.

Selections: 1-5-4-9

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TimeformUS Horses in Focus and Top Plays for Monday December 15th

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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 3:

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#3 Real Estate Rich

Closing sprinter lands in a race with plenty of speed signed on.

Has been wired in each of his last two starts at this level, a scenario that seems unlikely today.

Goes first off the claim for a talented trainer.

8/1 on ML.

Win bet on Real Estate Rich

Exactas with #2 Regulus and #5 Indy Sea.


Other Horses in Focus at Aqueduct

Race 2:

#3 What the Frost

Has run some of the fastest TFUS Speed Figures in the field this year, despite 0-for-10 record.

Drops back down to the level of the claim for a good trainer.

Has the tactical speed to be up close in a race that will favor runners on or near the lead, according to Pace Projector.

6/1 on ML.
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Race 5:

#7 A Prettydixie

Drops to lowest level yet.

Has always been a better dirt horse, and is effective sprinting.

Pace Projector indicates that she will have a fast pace to close into.

4/1 on ML.

 

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Aqueduct’s Monday Highlight Horse: Real Estate Rich faces an easier bunch

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>Aqueduct / December 15 / Race 3  / 1:18 EST

Pace Projector for this $25k claimer for older sprinters doesn’t favor either frontrunners or closers, but it does place three fast horses up on the pace together through the early stages with a stretched-out field behind them, which matches up well with our thinking that there may be a contested pace in this race.

That is going to benefit our Highlight Horse for Monday at Aqueduct, #3 Real Estate Rich. He is a closing sprinter who needs some pace out in front in order to be most effective. Not a fast pace. Just an honest one with some racing going on. Real Estate Rich arrived in NY early this year and won back-to-back races in March and April. He would encounter slow paces (note Pace Figures/fractions shaded blue) in each of his next three starts and close ground into those poor set-ups each time. He caught a neutral pace in his next start, on June 4th, and earned a new TFUS Speed Figure top of 97 in finishing second best behind the talented Rock Fall. He would continue to bang out solid races throughout the summer, while mostly facing better horses. The Race Ratings for his last six starts look like this: 99-102-101-100-102-98. Today’s race gets a preliminary rating of 95. 2014-12-15_10-00-27

The last two times Real Estate Rich has run at this level, first on July 23rd at Saratoga, and then in his most recent start on November 8th, he has landed in races that were won in wire-to-wire fashion. Since that seems an unlikely scenario in this spot, we will give him a chance to come with his late run and post a mild upset.

 

 

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Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet: Full Card Analysis for Sunday

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>Los Alamitos/ December 14th / Go To Racecard

Race 1:
#5 Wildcat Sailor may find himself in the right spot if the two favorites duel from the opening of the gate. Ran speed figure of 60 on real dirt. #2 Dr. Vincentstein ran his best race over this surface. Pace Projector puts him on the early lead.

Selections: 5-2-3-1

Race 2:
Highlight Horse: #9 Slapshot Man

Pace Projector puts him on a clear early lead.

That’s a good angle on a horse cutting back from a mile to 6F.

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#3 Donji is a price on the morning line and ran a speed figure of 65 at Santa Anita.

Selections: 9-3-8-4

Race 3:
#4 Rusty Road will have an easy early lead, according to Pace Projector. Best race of his career came on this surface. #5 Lassie’s Reward projects for nice outside stalking trip.

Selections: 4-5-2-3

Race 4:
#4 Aerial Artist will be a big price in a real scramble. Had early speed sharpened in Quarter Horse races. Has competitive speed figures. #6 Justamitch ran blazing 98 speed figure at 4.5F.

Selections: 4-6-11-8

Race 5:
#5 Sixy Eddie will be a big price, has been training very well, and nosedives in class. #6 Amina Perfect ran strong pace figures at a longer distance in last start.

Selections: 5-6-8-2

Race 6:
#6 Dynamite Ride earned speed figure of 69 despite going extremely wide around both turns. Handles dirt. #5 Tiz Jolie will benefit from expected fast pace.

Selections: 6-5-1-2

Race 7:
#1 Ina Mina ran strong speed figure of 89 in last start. Price here because crowd hates playing this trainer. #2 Mahalo Princess ran big on dirt two back and is entered for the tag.

Selections: 1-2-9-5

Race 8:
#4 Mischief Clem has solid, improving speed figures and has been training well for his route debut. #3 Acceptance is the obvious favorite. Holds strong hand.

Selections: 4-3-1-6

Race 9:
#3 Senor Pegasus ran speed figures in the 80s before going to the sidelines. Trainer can pop with fresh horses. 76 rating off the layoff. #8 Takeit Tothe Limit will go favored off strong effort at Del Mar. The one to beat.

Selections: 3-8-5-4 

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TimeformUS Horses in Focus and Top Plays for Sunday December 14th

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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 8:

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#4 Tizquick

Top TFUS Speed Figures of 85 and 86 put him on par with the fastest horses in this field.

Has excuses for his 2 prior poor performances in stakes company (trouble at the break over muddy, sealed track on 9/21; trouble at the break and trailed a slow pace over a speed-favoring track last time).

Projects to have a fast pace in front of him today.

15/1 on ML.

Win bet on Tizquick.

Exactas with #9 Bullheaded Boy and #12 Good Luck Gus.

Other Horses in Focus at Aqueduct

Race 2:

#7 Kibble

Had tough go in lone dirt start, racing outside and off of a slow pace over an inside-speed-favoring track.

Projects for a good trip away from an expected fast pace today.

Trainer gets perfect 100 rating turf-to-dirt.

4/1 on ML.

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Race 5:

#6 Hurry Up Alan

Goes first off the claim for dangerous connections.

Has proven himself capable on dirt since arriving in NY.

Figures to have no problem with the stretch out, having posted 5 of his 7 career wins over this distance.

8/1 on ML.


Horses in Focus at Los Alamitos

Race 2:

Slapshot Man, the 9 horse:

Pace Projector puts him on a clear early lead.

Appreciate cutback in distance.

Trained well since abortive try on the Poly.

3-1 on ML.
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Race 8:

TimeformUS Top Play at Los Alamitos:

Mischief Clem, the 4 horse:

Breeding Ratings show him suited to the route.

Seems likely to fall into nice tracking trip here.

Trainer gets 92 rating with this rider.

5-2 on ML.

Win bet on Mischief Clem.

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