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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

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

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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

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How TimeformUS is Different

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 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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Belmont Friday Highlight Horse: Back on dirt, Mama Joyce is a threat to wire the field


>Belmont | Race 5  | Post Time 3:07 EDT | Go To The TimeformUS PPs

I don’t trust either of the short prices on the morning line. Wembley (#3) ran races earlier this year that would crush this field, but her return from the layoff was just dreadful, and I’m concerned that she may have gone the wrong way. The Jeremiah Englehart entry (#1) also figures to take money, but I’m not exactly confident in either half relishing this one-mile distance. Instead, I prefer a relatively new face.


MAMA JOYCE (#2) has raced in a dirt route only once in her career, and it was her best effort. Sure, she beat up on slightly weaker competition that day, but the 96 speed figure that she earned makes her competitive here, and runners have come out of that race to improve in subsequent starts. I can’t hold her turf races against her, since she apparently detests that surface, and I see no reason why she shouldn’t get back to her stronger dirt form.


The Pace Projector is predicting that she is the speed from the inside in a situation that favors the frontrunner. Rain in the forecast is an unknown for many in this race, but at least she’s handled the wet tracks that she’s encountered up until this point.


Win/Place: 2
Exacta Key Box: 2 with 1,3,4,6
Trifecta: 2 with 1,3 with 1,3,4,6

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Belmont Park Horses in Focus on Friday October 21st


Race 5:

Mama Joyce (#2)

Is projected to be on the lead in a situation favoring the frontrunner.
Won her only prior dirt route while earning a career-best speed figure.
Has handled a wet track before.
6/1 on ML
Race 7:

Picco Uno (#2)

Put in a fantastic effort to be second after contesting a fast pace two back.
Got an ill-conceived ride last time, which cost her any chance of being competitive.
Jason Servis gets a 100 trainer rating with horses coming off this type of layoff.
5/2 on ML
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Belmont Thursday Highlight Horse: With a little help up front, One Penny Piece can run them down


>Belmont | Race 6 | Post Time 3:40 EDT | Go To The TimeformUS PPs

Detail (#4) will be everyone’s trip horse after she obviously should have won her last race. Irad Ortiz made a poor decision to move inside behind a tiring frontrunner approaching the stretch, and he cost his mount the victory. However, she was facing only three rivals that day, and this field is undoubtedly deeper than the group she faced last time. She can win, but I prefer another runner at a bigger price.


ONE PENNY PIECE (#10) has been subtly improving over recent starts for Phil Serpe. Two back at Saratoga, she was one of the only runners to make a late impact into a race that was wired on the front end through slow fractions, and last time she again did well to close into an extremely slow pace (color-coded in blue) for the seven furlong distance. One mile is a better distance for her, and I think the presence of Debbie’s Tude (#2), who has a tendency to run off early and set fast paces (note all the red running lines in her PPs), should ensure that early fractions are at least honest.

I would use her with the aforementioned Debbie’s Tude, who has run plenty of races that make her competitive here and will be dangerous if she transfers her out-of-town form to the NYRA circuit. I could also throw in long shot Reversiontothemean (#6), who gets a positive rider switch to Irad Ortiz and has been knocking on the door at this level.


Win/Place: 10
Exacta Key Box: 10 with 2,4,6

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Belmont Park Horses in Focus on Thursday October 20th


Race 1:

Barrier to Entry (#4)

Is the only proven turf sprinter in the field.
Is projected to be on the lead in a situation favoring the frontrunner.
Last race is not as bad as it seems, considering the terrible trip.
8/5 on ML
Race 6:

One Penny Piece (#10)

Has subtly been rounding into top form in recent races.
Nearly overcame slow paces in both of her starts in September.
The speedy run-off Debbie’s Tude could ensure a more honest pace this time.
6/1 on ML
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Belmont Wednesday Highlight Horse: D’Eloquent deserves another chance on turf


>Belmont | Race 3 | Post Time 2:01 EDT | Go To The TimeformUS PPs

We’ve seen many of the progeny of D’Funnybone take to the turf, and D’ELOQUENT (#3) was no exception, as he ran better than it appears in his lone grass start. The pace of that race was slow (color-coded in blue), and D’Eloquent was unwisely rated despite the fact that he was projected to be up on the lead in that race. He actually did well to nearly get up for second in a race that was won wire to wire. His connections tried to get him back on the grass in two straight races, but both were rained off the turf. Today, I expect John Velazquez to have him forwardly placed (the Pace Projector is predicting he’ll be on the lead).


I prefer him to Uncle Chester (#5), who has run well on occasion but has also had his fair share of chances at this level and didn’t actually run any better than D’Eloquent the only time that they met on turf. Whatstotalkabout (#10) might be more dangerous, but I wonder if even seven furlongs is a bit far for him considering the way he seemed to hang late in his start at this distance in June. Given a bigger price, I’d also throw Captain Kitt (#1) into my exactas. He showed some ability on turf last year and may have needed his return race.


Win: 3
Exacta Key Box: 3 with 1,5,10


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Belmont Park Horses in Focus on Wednesday October 19th


Race 3:

D’Eloquent (#3)

Was unwisely rated behind a slow pace in his only turf start.
His two poor efforts going long on dirt should drive up his price.
Is projected to be on the lead in a race that lacks a clear frontrunner.
5/1 on ML
Race 7:

Los Borrachos (#4)

Was against slow paces and a speed-favoring track two and three back.
Abigail Adsit gets an 81 trainer rating when teaming up with Eric Cancel.
Should get a fair pace to close into here.
12/1 on ML
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Belmont Park Horses in Focus on Sunday October 16th


Race 3:

Constant Knight (#8)

Was hindered by a moderate pace last time and steadied at the top of the stretch.

Horses have come back out of his debut to improve their speed figures.

Low-profile connections should drive up the price.

30/1 on ML
Race 7:

China Rider (#4)

Ran well in her second start, earning a field-best 87 speed figure on dirt.

Strong turf race last time signals that she’s in good form.

David Cannizzo gets a 79 trainer rating moving from turf to dirt.

5/1 on ML
Race 9:

Sun and Moon (#7)

Her turf races earlier this year came against much stronger company.

Has done well in her turf starts against claiming company in the past.

Jason Servis gets a 100 trainer rating with turf sprinters.

10/1 on ML

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