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
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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
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.
#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
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.
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.