Welcome to the TimeformUS Blog

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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.

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 Fast PPs
• Result Charts
• The Race Finder Tool

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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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Thursday, November 15

Race 3: Wild Boar (#1)

  • Faced a strong field in his debut, as the top two finishers returned to place in stakes.
  • Ran an improved race last time despite racing wide against a strong rail bias.
  • Is bred to get better with added distance since his dam was best going long on the turf.

5-2 on ML

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Race 7: Wet Your Whistle (#9)

  • Ran deceptively well in his lone turf sprint, as he was difficult to ride after breaking slowly and getting rank.
  • Has raced at the wrong distances or on the wrong surface in his recent starts.
  • Proved that he can handle give in the ground with his solid third place effort two back.

10-1 on ML

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Race 9: Arthur’s Hope (#1)

  • Ran better than it appears last time after blowing the break and spotting the field many lengths.
  • Was overmatched against tougher company in his prior races at Laurel.
  • Should get an honest pace to close into this time with multiple speeds signed on.

15-1 on ML

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Wednesday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Mr. Buff’s recent form is stronger than it appears

Aqueduct | Race 6 | Post Time 3:17 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs 
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At first glance the four main contenders in this race appear to be pretty difficult to separate. Three of them exit the same race on Sep. 27 in which Plainsman beat them all by a large margin. The winner returned to defeat a tougher group of allowance horses with a strong speed figure next time out.

Point to Remember (#3) finished closest to Plainsman that day and did so without the benefit for a perfect trip. Sep. 27 was another day during the Belmont meet where the main track seemed to favor horses that rode the rail, and he chased 2- to 3-wide throughout. I thought he ran a much better race the Storm Prophet, who came up the rail. Point to Remember has run some of his best races going this distance around two turns, and I think he’s the horse to beat.

Storm Prophet (#2) may go favored off the strength of his last speed figure, but he got another perfect trip in that race and I feel that Sargeant Drive (#6) actually ran better. Both can win here, but I don’t love either one.

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I want to bet MR. BUFF (#5). He’s been a difficult horse to pin down all year long, but I think this race could play to his strengths. He’s always been the type of runner that can carry his speed a route of ground when he’s allowed to set his own pace. That was readily apparent back on Aug. 22 at Saratoga when he destroyed a group of overmatched rivals going today’s distance around two turns. He actually ran a bit better than it seems in that Sep. 27 race, as he had to rush up to take the lead after a poor start, and raced 2-wide throughout. Rather than advancing to that Oct. 21 race against Storm Prophet, his connections instead opted to try to the Empire Classic. That race attracted a pretty salty field and Mr. Buff did well to hang on for third after contesting the pace. I think it’s notable that two of his best recent efforts have come at the 9-furlong distance. He is faster than Hollywood Strike and Point to Remember early, so he figures to make the early lead comfortably and that could make him difficult to reel in.

THE PLAY

Win: 5
Exacta Key Box: 5 with 2,3,6
Trifecta: 5 with 3,6 with 2,3,6

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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Wednesday, November 14

Race 3: State of War (#3)

  • Was hindered by a slow pace in his debut, indicated by blue color-coded pace figures.
  • Displayed a beautiful stride for the turf in his 10 2/5 workout at the Fasig-Tipton sale earlier in the year.
  • Is bred to handle this surface switch as a half-brother to 2 turf winners.

10-1 on ML

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Race 5: Clairvoyant Lady (#6)

  • The Pace Projector is predicting that she will be contesting the pace in a situation favoring the front-runners.
  • Should appreciate the slight turnback to 6 furlongs after tiring in the final sixteenth last time.
  • DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Jeremiah Englehart is 6 for 14 (43%, $3.59 ROI) with horses moving up in claiming price by 50% or more first off the claim in dirt sprints.

9-2 on ML

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Race 6: Mr. Buff (#5)

  • Ran one of his best races of the season going this distance around two turns at Saratoga in August.
  • Didn’t have his best chance two back after breaking slowly and racing 2-wide against a rail bias.
  • Has always been most dangerous when able to set a comfortable pace up front, and the Pace Projector predicts he’s faster than his rivals.

3-1 on ML

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Sunday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Sprinting on turf should suit Brooke Marie in the Stewart Manor

Aqueduct | Race 8 | Post Time 3:47 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
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Regal Glory (#1) and Dragic (#6) are likely to vie for favoritism, and I have no major knocks against either. Regal Glory was extremely impressive in winning her debut at Belmont last month. She got a strong pace to close into, but she nevertheless put in an eye-catching late rally to dominate that group. Dragic has run well in both of her turf starts despite being placed in pretty ambitious spots against males. She just couldn’t handle the mile two back at Kentucky Downs, but she actually ran a fantastic race last time in the Futurity. That race featured an honest early pace and she did well to take the lead in midstretch before getting run down by top colt Uncle Benny, who went on to barely lose the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. I have respect for both of these favorites, but neither figures to offer much value.

Introduced (#10) ran one of the fastest speed figures in this field when she was run down by the talented Concrete Rose in her debut. She should be leading these early, but she has to prove she can get the 6 furlongs.

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I’ll use all of these aforementioned fillies, but the one that I want to bet is BROOKE MARIE (#2). I know she looks a bit slower than her main rivals, but I think she’s finally landing in an ideal spot. She’s clearly best on the turf, but I don’t think she could handle route distances in her first two starts. She made eye-catching premature moves in both of those races and just tired in the late stages. I thought she responded very well to the turnback on dirt last time, and I’m very intrigued that Clement is now cutting her all the way back to 6 furlongs on grass. I think there’s untapped potential here, and she’s going to be a square price.

THE PLAY

Win: 2
Exacta Key Box: 2 with 1,6,10
Trifecta: 2 with 1,6 with 1,5,6,10

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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Sunday, November 11

Race 2: Go Big Or Go Home (#3)

  • The Pace Projector is predicting that he will be on the lead in a situation favoring the front-runner.
  • Horses have returned out of his last race to improve.
  • Eric Cancel rode this horse very well in his only mount aboard him last time.

5-1 on ML

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Race 5: Riken (#6)

  • Ran deceptively well last time, making a premature move into contention after breaking slowly.
  • His newfound ability to rate behind horses should be an asset in this field.
  • Has been improving by leaps and bounds with each successive start.

5-2 on ML

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Race 8: Brooke Marie (#2)

  • Responded well to the turnback in distance on dirt last time, which makes this move to sprinting on turf intriguing.
  • Ran like a horse that wants less distance in her two prior turf tries, making premature moves before fading.
  • Christophe Clement gets a 95 Trainer Rating with horses going from routes to sprints.

8-1 on ML

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Saturday TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Motagally should appreciate the stretch-out

Aqueduct | Race 5 | Post Time 2:17 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs 
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There could be some talented 2-year-olds in this field. The one who deserves to be the favorite is Tacitus (#6), the son of champion mare Close Hatches. He caught a pretty salty field in his debut on Oct. 4. It was difficult to make a speed figure for that race since the official final time and fractions are all incorrect. The race actually went more than a second slower than is indicated. That said, Tacitus ran well to be fourth after chasing wide throughout. He battled on valiantly in the final eighth and was even fighting back for third at the end. I think this horse has real ability, and he may be too good for these if he merely repeats that effort. However, I think he faces a rival who could really improve with experience.

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MOTAGALLY (#1) caught can exceptionally tough field in his debut on Sept. 23. The winner, Vekoma, has come back to win the Nashua, the runner-up dominated maidens next time out, and one of the also-rans went on to a much-improved runner-up finish last week. That might have been a rare maiden event that contains several future stakes competitors. Motagally seemed to lack the speed to compete with those rivals over six furlongs. Nevertheless, he stayed on gamely through the stretch after getting spun very wide off the turn. He’s a son of Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags, so he’s supposed to want more ground, and he’s trained like a horse with some talent. I think we’ll see a better effort out of him, but he will need to improve to beat the favorite.

THE PLAY

Win: 1
Exacta: 1 with 2,5,6
Trifecta: 1 with 6 with 2,4,5

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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, November 10

Race 5: Motagally (#1)

  • Exits a very fast maiden race, which has already produced some impressive next-out winners.
  • Should improve with added distance as a son of Union Rags.
  • Chad Brown gets a 100 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with horses stretching out from sprints to routes.

5-2 on ML

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Race 7: Consensus Thinking (#8)

  • Ran an exceptional race two back, beating a very strong group of maidens with a field-best TimeformUS Speed Figure.
  • Was hindered by a slow pace last time when he was always wide and out of position.
  • Should get a more honest pace to close into with a few key speeds signed on.

5-1 on ML

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Race 8: Qurbaan (#1)

  • Ran very well when closing outside in a race otherwise dominated by rail runners last time.
  • Should get some pace to close into, since Black Tide always ensures an honest tempo up front.
  • Handles some give in the ground, and the course is likely to be soft if this race stays on the turf.

3-1 on ML

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