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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
Enhanced Foreign Running Lines
• Running Style and Early/Late Ratings



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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.

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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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Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Taralena should appreciate the slight cutback in distance

Aqueduct | Race 8 | Post Time 3:47 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
In the Lee (#2) is a deserving favorite as she drops out of the Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks. That day, she finished just behind Rymska, who returned to impressively take Aqueduct’s Winter Memories Stakes last month. This move back into optional-claiming company is certainly a drop in class, and I wouldn’t argue with anyone who asserts that she is the most likely winner of this race. However, my only reservation with picking her on top is the probable lack of value. She’s even-money on the morning line and could drift lower than that by post time.
I’ll certainly use In the Lee in multirace wagers, but I would much rather bet on her main rival, TARALENA (#3).
This 4-year-old filly has had a few starts and stops in her 2017 campaign, but she’s pretty good when she’s right. Her return from the layoff back in May was a much better effort than it appears since she was hounded by a hopeless longshot through the opening furlongs – the pair opening up nearly 10 lengths on the rest of the field early. She did well to put that rival away and still hold off the closers in the stretch. She didn’t run as well next time, but she was chasing a pace that fell apart in the late stages. She’s been given plenty of time since then, and she’s already shown that she can run well fresh. Furthermore, this turnback to nine furlongs may be to her liking.
Win: 3
Trifecta: 2,3 with 2,3 with 5,6,7
Trifecta: 3 with 5,7 with 2
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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, December 3rd

Race 6: Lord of Love (#9)

Was never fully clear in the stretch last time, which may have hindered his late run.

Gets a positive rider switch to Jose Ortiz.

There is plenty of early speed in this race to set up his late run.

10-1 on ML

Race 8: Taralena (#3)

Successfully returned from a similar layoff back in May.

That win two back was better than it seems, as she had to duel with a pesky longshot in the early going.

May appreciate this slight turnback to nine furlongs.

3-1 on ML

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Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Seymourdini can rebound in the Cigar Mile

Aqueduct | Race 10 | Post Time 4:16 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
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The two main players in this race both exit the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, which was run around two turns at Del Mar. Even though there appeared to be plenty of speed signed on for that race, the expected fast pace never materialized, and eventual runner-up Sharp Azteca (#6) was able to set fairly moderate fractions on the front end. While he did have that part of the race go his way, he was racing down inside for much of his trip, which was not the place to be on Breeders’ Cup Friday or Saturday.

Practical Joke (#8) was also racing down inside after crossing over from his outside post position, though he did swing outside for the stretch drive. What hindered him was the relatively moderate pace, and that the Dirt Mile was run around two turns. Practical Joke has never won a race in that situation but is undefeated in five starts around one turn. The Pace Projector is predicting a fast pace here, as Americanize could prove to be a thorn in the side of Sharp Azteca in the early going, and that may set the table for Practical Joke’s late run.

I think Sharp Azteca and Practical Joke are the horses to beat, but the one that I want to bet is SEYMOURDINI (#2).

This colt had ascended to a new level earlier this year, winning three straight races by 10 lengths or more, and topped it off with a massive 135 TimeformUS Speed Figure in the State Dinner at Belmont. He went to the sidelines after that and returned in the Bold Ruler at Belmont. He finished fourth but ran much better than the running line suggests, as he lost focus on the turn but then rallied strongly through the lane. The one-mile distance of this race should be much more to his liking and should allow him to get a more comfortable stalking trip. If the real Seymourdini shows up here, even horses as good as Sharp Azteca and Practical Joke could be in for a scare.


Win: 2
Exacta Key Box: 2 with 1,4,6,8,10
Trifecta: 2 with 4,6,8 with 1,4,6,8,10

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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, December 2nd

Race 5: Gucci Factor (#5)

His lone turf start was not as bad as it seems, and he’s bred to handle this surface.

Runs his best races when racing on or near the lead, and is projected to be up close to the early pace here.

Christophe Clement gets a 100 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with horses switching from dirt to turf.

5-1 on ML


Race 6: Flora Dora (#6)

Ran much better than it appears in the Bed O Roses back in June, when overcoming a slow pace (indicated by blue color-coding in the PPs) to get up for fourth.

Probably needed her last race, her first back start off a layoff.

Her blazingly fast 45 2/5-second workout last week indicates that she’s back in top form.

20-1 on ML


Race 8: Layla Noor (#7)

Is bred to run all day, being out of a dam that won stakes going as far as 12 furlongs.

Did well to overcome an outside closers’ bias at Laurel last time when rallying up the inside.

Trainer Arnaud Delacour gets a 98 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with horses coming off wins.

12-1 on ML


Race 10: Seymourdini (#2)

Ran much better than it appears in his return last time, when losing focus around the turn before rallying strongly in the stretch.

Would be formidable if he runs back to the 135 TimeformUS Speed Figure that he earned in the State Dinner two back.

Trainer Linda Rice gets a 95 Trainer Rating with horses making their second starts back off a layoff.

6-1 on ML

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Friday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Rosie P is an intriguing longshot in her turf debut

Aqueduct | Race 6 | Post Time 2:47 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
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Most of the speed in this race figures to come from the outside post positions. The logical front-runner to include is Nisha (#13), who surprised at more than 7-1 when winning last time in wire-to-wire fashion. That win came against a softer group than the one she meets today, but she did it in a fast time and deserves respect here. Her main rivals appear to be closers.

Sister Sophia (#8) has been rounding back into form for new trainer Jorge Abreu, and recent maiden winner China Rider (#1A) should appreciate getting back into a turf sprint. I think they’re the two closers to use, but I think this race could produce an odd result.

ROSIE P (#12) is the kind of longshot whom I like to throw into my wagers. No, she is not the most likely winner of this race by any stretch, but I nevertheless want to highlight her as a horse who could offer significant value in exotics. She has the look of a filly who could really move up with this switch to turf. Her dam was a turf winner, and she is a half-sister to two turf winners, including one sired by negative turf influence Jump Start. Rosie P is by Girolamo, a 13 percent turf sire who has gotten his fair share of turf sprinters from his first few crops. I think it’s notable that her best race came over a sloppy, sealed track, which is sometimes conducive to horses with turf ability. Furthermore, trainer Kelly Breen gets a 94 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with turf sprinters and a 100 Rating when riding Paco Lopez.


Win/place: 12
Exacta key box: 12 with 1, 2, 8, 13
Trifecta: 1, 8, 13 with 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 13 with 12

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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, December 1st

Race 6: Rosie P (#12)

Is bred to handle turf, by 13% turf sire Girolamo out of a turf-winning dam who also produced two turf winners.

Only has a couple of potential pace rivals to deal with despite this large field size.

Kelly Breen gets a 94 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with turf sprinters and a 100 Rating when riding Paco Lopez.

30-1 on ML


Race 9: Empire Line (#11)

Drilled a quick furlong in 10 1/5 seconds at the Fasig-Tipton sale in May, and has worked well since then.

Is bred to be a nice horse since his dam is a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup winner Rushing Fall.

DRF Formulator Fact: George is 10 for 43 (23 percent, $5.26 ROI) with his 2-year-old first-time-starters in dirt sprints on the NYRA circuit.

6-1 on ML

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Thursday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Fooch exits a deceptively strong race

Aqueduct | Race 3 | Post Time 1:18 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
Switzerland (#1) and Tommy T (#4) are likely to go off as the two favorites once again, but I’m starting to get a little tired of this pair. They keep running well and deserve to be used, but they’ve both had their fair share of chances at short prices. At a better price, I prefer Stan the Man (#6), who finished ahead of those two last time, and could find himself in a situation where he’s able to pick up the pieces once again. I think he’s one to use underneath, but I want to look in a different direction for my top pick.
The horse who interests me most is FOOCH (#5).
This horse returns from a lengthy layoff for trainer Wesley Ward. I know that he looks too slow to compete against this group at first glance. However, his debut effort was actually much stronger than it appears. The five horses who ran back out of that race improved their TimeformUS Speed Figures by an average of 36 points in their next start and their Beyer Speed Figures by an average of 24 points. Most notably, runner-up Copper Town blossomed into one of the fastest 3-year-olds in the country in his two subsequent starts. Furthermore, Ward has strong numbers in this situation. Over the past five years, he is 21 for 50 (42 percent, $2.53 ROI) with maidens returning from layoffs of 180 days or longer in sprints.
Win: 5
Exacta key box: 5 with 1, 3, 4, 6

Trifecta: 5 with 1, 4, 6 with 1, 3, 4, 6
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