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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.

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The Preview Page
The Fast PPs
• Result Charts
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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
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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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Saratoga Highlight Horse for Wednesday: Irish Prayer will appreciate more pace and distance

Saratoga | Race 8 | Post Time 5:02 p.m. (ET) | Go to the FREE TimeformUS PPs  

While it’s become rare for fast paces to develop in one-mile races on the inner turf course, you would have to imagine that the early pace of this race would be somewhat contested. Crafty Concorde (#4), Damage Control (#6), No Texting (#2), and Ex Ex Ex (#8) all have run their best races when racing on or near the lead, so it seems unlikely that their connections would want to rate them, but you never know on this circuit. I’m hoping that some pace develops because I want closers in this race.

Mobridge (#5) is the horse to beat, but he got a smart ride from Jose Lezcano last time, when he was placed close to a moderate pace and got the jump on the closers. He can win again, but his form is exposed at this point. Therefore, I’m trying to beat him with IRISH PRAYER (#7), who should be a much more attractive price.

At first glance, it looks like Irish Prayer has lost a step, but I think he just hasn’t been in the right spots recently. He’s not really a sprinter, and he actually didn’t run that badly behind the runaway winner Made in Detroit two back. His last race feels like a tightener for this, as he was not competitive early and never had a chance to close into a very slow pace for the distance (indicated by blue color-coding in the PPs). Now he gets back out to two turns and is placed at an appropriate class level. Florent Geroux was aboard for his win here last season, and Mike Maker gets a 100 Trainer Rating with horses going from allowance to claiming company.

THE PLAY

Win: 7

Exacta Key Box: 7 with 2,3,6

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Saratoga Horses in Focus for Wednesday August 16th

Race 3

Fire Away (#3)

Was facing a much tougher field of graded-stakes-quality runners in the Lure last time.

Has won both of his prior starts at this 11-furlong distance.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Shug McGaughey is 8 for 24 (33 percent, $3.22 ROI) with horses running back in just 8 to 14 days.

2-1 on ML

Race 8

Irish Prayer (#7)

The Pace Projector is predicting he will get a fast pace to close into.

He is in better form than it appears, having gotten only one try at his preferred route distances in three starts this year.

Mike Maker gets a 100 Trainer Rating with horses going from allowance to claiming company.

6-1 on ML

 

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Saratoga Highlight Horse for Monday: Any Questions can rebound off the trainer switch

Saratoga | Race 6 | Post Time 3:48 p.m. (ET) | Go to the FREE TimeformUS PPs 

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Win With Pride (#4) is the horse to beat, but I don’t think he has any kind of major edge on this field, even as he drops slightly in class. He had dead aim on the front-runner at Monmouth last time, and just couldn’t keep up in the stretch. I think he’s going to have to show up with a solid effort to beat this field. I prefer him to Keepingitquiet (#7), who was racing inside on the best part of the track last time and may not have run quite as well as it seems. He also gets a mildly negative trainer change to Gary Gullo, who has poor numbers with his turf starters (46 Trainer Rating).

I’m trying to beat them both with ANY QUESTIONS (#5). I know that his last race was somewhat disappointing, but I think he ran a bit better than it seems at first glance. Kantune was the lone speed in that race, and Any Questions had to be sacrificed to any extent, going after him around the far turn through a third quarter in a snappy 23.14 seconds. He got passed in the stretch, but never gave up and was even trying to re-rally as they approached the finish. Now he gets a trainer change to Jeremiah Englehart, who has been doing well with turf starters in recent months.

THE PLAY 

Win: 5

Exacta Key Box: 5 with 4,7,9,10

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Saratoga Horses in Focus for Monday August 14th

Race 6: Any Questions (#5)

Was forced to move too soon last time when trying to go after the eventual winner on the far turn.

Jeremiah Englehart gets a 93 Trainer Rating with runners making their first starts for his barn after a trainer switch.

Is projected to get a fast pace to close into.

3-1 on ML

 

Race 8: Mecke’s Madalyn (#5)

Ran well over this track at this distance last year despite getting stymied in traffic in the lane.

Is reunited with Jose Lezcano, who was aboard for her best effort of last year.

Gets Lasix for the first time.

15-1 on ML

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Saratoga Horses in Focus for Sunday August 13th

Race 1: Makealittlelove (#3)

The Pace Projector is predicting she will be on the lead in a situation favoring the front-runner.

Was setting a fast pace last time (indicated by red color-coding in the PPs) in a race dominated by closers.

Mike Maker gets a 92 Trainer Rating with pairing up with Jose Ortiz.

3-1 on ML

 

Race 7: Pas de Soucis (#2)

Clearly prefers good to firm ground based on her French form, and gets that kind of going here.

Chad Brown’s other runner, Galileo’s Song, figures to take more money, but that one probably wants longer distances.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Chad Brown is 5 for 9 (56 percent, $4.86 ROI) with foreign shippers in turf routes at the Spa.

9-2 on ML

 

Race 8: Hollywood Star (#3)

Overcame a slow pace (indicated by blue color-coding in the PPs) when closing to win his debut.

Is bred to get better with added distance.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Romans is 8 for 21 (38 percent, $6.60 ROI) with horses that won their debuts running back on dirt in their second starts.

4-1 on ML

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Ready Now: Saratoga Sunday Betting Strategies from David Aragona

Sunday’s Saratoga Betting Strategies from our analyst David Aragona are ready now.

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Ready Now: Saratoga Saturday Betting Strategies from David Aragona

Sunday’s Saratoga Betting Strategies from our analyst David Aragona are ready now.

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