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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
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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
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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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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, November 19th

Race 3: Loki’s Vengeance (#5)

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

Has won this race in each of the last two years.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Linda Rice is 11 for 35 (31 percent, $2.78 ROI) off a trainer switch in dirt sprints.

5-2 on ML

 

Race 6: Rapt (#9)

Has had excuses in two of his last three starts.

Is coming off the best performance of his career when third behind Black Tide and Offering Plan in the Mohawk.

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

5-1 on ML

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Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Trilliant is on the improve as she makes her U.S. debut

Aqueduct | Race 4 | Post Time 1:47 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs

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Scheme (#8) and Speighgal (#10) were installed as the two shortest prices on the morning line, and I think both deserve respect. The former ran a strong race in the Pebbles behind the talented Rubilinda, and should be in the mix with a similar effort against this softer group. She showed some promise back at Gulfstream in early spring, and has certainly improved since then.

Speighgal has yet to run quite as fast as her main rival, but she appears to be quickly improving for Barclay Tagg. She ran deceptively well when making a strong, sustained run two back at Saratoga, and followed that up with a dominant maiden win last time, beating next-out winner Wake Island in the process.

I’ll use both, but my top pick at what should be a more attractive price is TRILLIANT (#2).

It has obviously taken some time for this filly to figure out the game, but she’s really stepped up her efforts in her past couple of outings. Our global correspondents at Timeform had positive things to say about her after her maiden win, noting that she is “only just coming to herself and she’s open to further improvement now that it’s clicked.” Then, following her last effort in England, it was suggested that she “is capable of better still, so very much one to be interested in.” She obviously needs to continue improving to be competitive in this spot, but Graham Motion often does get these horses to step forward. Over the past five years, he is 18 for 58 (31 percent, $3.21 ROI) with foreign shippers on turf making their first start for his barn and first start on Lasix.

THE PLAY

Win/Place: 2

Exacta Key Box: 2 with 4,6,8,10

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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Saturday, November 18th

Race 4: Trilliant (#2)

Our global correspondents at Timeform had positive things to say about her last effort in England, noting that she “is capable of better still, so very much one to be interested in.”

Figures to go off at a more attractive price than the favorites, two of which are exiting maiden wins.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Graham Motion is 18 for 58 (31 percent, $3.21 ROI) with foreign shippers on turf making their first start for his barn and first start on Lasix.

12-1 on ML

 

Race 8: Fire Away (#2)

Seems to do his best running at or around this one mile distance.

Is improving during the second half of his four-year-old season.

Has drawn a perfect post position for this one-mile distance on the inner turf course.

8-1 on ML

 

Race 9: Kenzie (#3)

Was steadied sharply after the start of her debut, losing all chance.

Is bred to be fast, as a daughter of undefeated stakes-winning sprinter Cluster of Stars

Steve Asmussen gets a 91 Trainer Rating with second-time starters.

15-1 on ML

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Friday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: An improved St. Louie returns to New York

Aqueduct | Race 3 | Post Time 1:18 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
 
Both Roman Approval (#1A) and Gold Shield (#4) figure to take money in this spot after finishing just behind Call Provision last month at Belmont Park. That runner returned to finish a strong second in the Grade 3 Red Smith earlier at this meet, validating the form of that race. However, Call Provision was much the best that day, so I don’t want to give these two too much credit.
 
I’ll use them, but my top selection is ST. LOUIE (#3).
 
 
This horse has been in excellent form for Mike Maker ever since stretching out to marathon distances on the turf. He was a game fourth at long odds behind a talented trio of runners in the Kentucky Turf Cup two back, and he followed that with a strong allowance win at Keeneland. At first glance, it might not seem like a positive that he won by only a half-length as the even-money favorite. However, he made an early move to the lead and was very game to hold off two runners that had saved ground all the way. Considering the circumstances, it was a strong effort. Mike Maker has great numbers in turf marathons. Over the past five years, he is 13 for 55 (24 percent, $2.81 ROI) in turf races at 10 furlongs or farther on the NYRA circuit.
 
THE PLAY
 
Win: 3
Exacta Key Box: 3 with 1,2,4
Trifecta: 3 with 1,2,4 with 1,2,4
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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Friday, November 17th

Race 3: St. Louie (#3)

Ran exceptionally well two back at long odds in the Kentucky Turf Cup.

Moved to the lead too soon when gamely holding off allowance foes last time.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Mike Maker is 13 for 55 (24 percent, $2.81 ROI) in turf races at 10 furlongs or farther on the NYRA circuit.

2-1 on ML

 

Race 5: Pocket Player (#4)

Ran deceptively well in a couple of his starts as a two-year-old.

Was hindered by a slow pace (indicated by blue color-coding in the PPs) in his return last time.

Should be fitter in his second start back from the layoff.

10-1 on ML

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Thursday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Momentiempo deserves another shot on turf

Aqueduct | Race 4 | Post Time 1:47 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs
 
Generally, I don’t want the horses coming out of the race that Merger Arbitrage (#3) is exiting. She finished second against a pretty mediocre field for this level, and I feel that others are going to offer better value. Two viable alternatives are Rain on the Dune (#9) and Pounds to Pennies (#8). The former makes her first start in this country for Graham Motion, who has pretty solid numbers with foreign shippers coming off layoffs, and the latter closed well against a decent maiden field last time.
 
I’ll use both of them, but the horse that interests me most at a more attractive price is MOMENTIEMPO (#1).
 
 
This filly made her turf debut last fall at Aqueduct while still a two-year-old, and caught a weird turf course that was very demanding and slow. She raced relatively close to the pace early and got caught in behind some tiring runners in the stretch. She didn’t run particularly well that day, but I think she deserves another chance. She is a half-sister to Grade 1 turf winner Time and Motion, so she is certainly bred to handle this surface.
 
THE PLAY
 
Win/place: 1
Exacta key box: 1 with 3, 7, 8, 9
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Aqueduct Horses in Focus for Thursday, November 16th

Race 4: Momentiempo (#1)

Was racing over a soft turf course that she may not have liked in her only grass race last year.

Is a half-sister to Time and Motion, a Grade 1 winner on turf.

Jimmy Toner gets a 96 Trainer Rating when teaming up with jockey John Velazquez.

12-1 on ML

 

Race 7: Old Upstart (#10)

Closed well for second last time despite going a distance that is too short for him.

Is best at today’s one-mile distance.

Trainer Carl Domino gets an 89 Trainer Rating with claimers moving up in class.

5-1 on ML

 

Race 8: Dream Doctor (#5)

Ran very well in both of his sprint starts, and should appreciate this turnback in distance.

Trainer Tim Wooley gets a 100 Trainer Rating in turf sprints.

Has been facing marginally tougher company in route races and gets some class relief here.

20-1 on ML

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