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.
Keeneland, Race 3 – Moon Back More, #8
Has raced well off layoff.
Has good race over this track.
Owns best late pace rating in field.
Barn going well (two winners yesterday)
5-2 morning line.
Keeneland, Race 6 – Transportation, #4
Easy winner only synth try; pedigree rating of 87 for synthetic routes.
Half-brother to multiple distance graded stakes winner Alternation should love extra ground.
Trainer has rating of 100 for horses running second off layoff.
8-1 morning line.
Keeneland, Race 7 – Seruni, #5
Owns top Spotlight figure in field (116).
Back grass figures match up extremely well here.
Pace Projector places him in prime tracking position behind leaders.
5-1 morning line.
Santa Anita, Race 1:
Prime Issue, the 4 horse:
Pace Projector shows him on early lead.
Speed figures are competitive in here.
Trainer has been getting a lot of big efforts out of his horses.
3-1 on ML.
Santa Anita, Race 7:
Bench Press, the 1 horse:
Pace Projector shows him just off the early lead.
Ran very strong speed figures in last two races (90, then 93).
Can battle for early lead and cut corner in race that is knee-deep in early speed.
4-1 on ML.
Santa Anita, Race 9:
Nonna Reese, the 4 horse:
Troubled trips in last two starts.
Goes 3rd off the layoff today.
Goes first-route for AC Avila, who is strong with that move.
5-1 on ML.