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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 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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Sunday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Giantinthemoonlite would benefit from more aggressive tactics

Belmont | Race 8 | Post Time 4:46 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs

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Mr. Buff (#3) is going to be tough to handle if he runs back to his return effort last month. He wasted no time getting right back to the same high level of performance that he had displayed in the spring at Aqueduct. He dueled through solid fractions last time and was very game, hanging on until the last jump. The Pace Projector is predicting that there isn’t much early speed in this race, which will work to Mr. Buff’s advantage.

One horse who I’m hoping is closer to that pace here is GIANTINTHEMOONLITE (#1), who got a peculiar ride last time. He was not aggressively ridden early and was allowed to drop too far back early. He actually launched a solid rally but had to steady when going for a position between horses at the top of the stretch. Despite all that, he was actually finishing fastest of all across the wire. He ran very well two back at Saratoga, and it seems like Charlton Baker has this runner in top form.

One other horse that I want to include somewhere in the play is Proper Freud (#6). I know David Cannizzo doesn’t have very good numbers off the claim, but this horse did get back to running one of his better speed figures last time. This is a step up in class, but he has run races that would make him awfully tough here if he’s getting back to that form. I’ll primarily throw him in underneath.

THE PLAY

Win: 1

Exacta Key Box: 1 with 2,3,4,6

Trifecta: 1 with 3,6 with 2,3,4,6,7

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Belmont Horses in Focus for Sunday, October 15th

Race 1: Brimstone (#1)
Didn’t respond to rating tactics too back, and then got an uncomfortable trip through the early stages last time.
Should be close to the pace, and the Pace Projector is predicting a situation favoring runners on or near the lead.
David Jacobson gets a 90 Trainer Rating with horses going from allowance to claiming company.
7-2 on ML

Race 6: New York Hero (#9)
Made a solid late run in his debut.
Is a half-brother to Grade 2 stakes winner Upstart.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Linda Rice is 35 for 89 (39 percent, $3.20 ROI) with second-time starting maidens in dirt sprints.
3-1 on ML

Race 8: Giantinthemoonlite (#1)
Ran very well off the layoff two back, setting an honest pace before gamely battling to the wire.
Got the wrong trip last time, as he was taken too far back early and had to steady while making his run in the stretch.
The Pace Projector is predicting a situation favoring horses on or near the lead and he should be forwardly placed.
6-1 on ML

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The TimeformUS 2017 Breeders’ Cup Package: Contender PPs Ready Now + Loaded with Exclusive Features to help you win!

Top 6 Reasons To Buy our 2017 Breeders’ Cup Package Now

1) TimeformUS’s illuminating Contender PPs for the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar are available right now.

2) TimeformUS Speed Figures and are harmonized to the Timeform Global Rating scale, so that you can easily compare the speed figures of horses from across North America to horses from around the world who ship in for the Breeders’ Cup. Also, for European shippers, we offer best-in-class commentary and ratings from the Timeform Global Team.

3) BC Package Buyers will get exclusive in-depth analysis and betting strategies (yes, the tickets!) for all Breeders’ Cup races from our expert analysts, including David Aragona and Craig Milkowski. Our team will evaluate all of the BC horses’ chances in each race, pick a most likely winner, and offer their wagering strategies, including actual bet constructions for all races.  The only way to get all of this exclusive analysis is through the TimeformUS Breeders’ Cup Package!

4) Want even more context and depth on the Euros’ chances? Timeform’s global Chief Correspondent Jamie Lynch is writing an exclusive analysis of the European horses shipping in for the Cup, rating their chances to come in and win more than their fair share. The only way to get this extensive piece? Buy the BC Package, and you’ll get access to Lynch’s analysis on Thursday November 2nd.

5) And of course: You’ll have unlimited PPs for ALL races at ALL Tracks on Breeders’ Cup Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th.  These past performances will include TimeformUS’s best-in-class Pace Projectors for all races, allowing you to make order out of chaos as horses converge from tracks across the country and put their speed on display.

6) It’s an absolute steal at $39.95!

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Also included:

–Unlimited access to Charts for all North American BC Preps! Beginning with the Contenders’ PPs, just click on the 1-2-3 finishers in any of the PPs for North American races, and the TimeformUS Charts Tool will launch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s the timeline for the elements in this package, if I buy it?

A:

  • Breeders’ Cup contender PPs for all thirteen races are available right now. If you’ve already purchased, click here to get started.
  • Jamie Lynch’s Euro Contender Analysis will be available in the PPs (at the Strategies Tab at the top of the PPs) by noon EDT on Thursday November 2nd.
  • Race Analysis and Betting Strategies from our analysts available at the top of the Breeders’ Cup PPs for all Package buyers the night before the  November 3rd-4th Breeders’ Cup races, and will be updated for any significant scratches on raceday.
  • Your unlimited access to all races on November 3rd and 4th for other tracks will be available as soon as entries are drawn for races running on those dates–typically by November 1st in the afternoon.

Q: I only want Breeders’ Cup final PPs because I don’t need more than a couple days to prepare for these thirteen races. Can I just buy Del Mar PPs for November 3rd and 4th?

A: Yes, you can buy those as stand-alone PPs, but in that case you won’t get access to our in-depth analysis for the Cup.

Q: I’m already an Unlimited Access PPs Subscriber for $69.99 a month. Will I get Breeders’ Cup Advance PPs and Race Analysis?

A: If you’re on our $69.99 Unlimited PP Plan, you’ll get access to all PPs, but you’ll need to buy the BC Advance to have access to the Betting Strategies from our experts. Please note Unlimited Annual Subscribers ($699 a year) have access to all Betting Strategy Content, at NO additional charge.  Please email us at TFUSsupport@drf.com if interested it converting to an annual plan, or if you have any questions at all.

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Saturday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Two Down One to Go gets back on right surface

Belmont | Race 5 | Post Time 3:07 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs

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If Bancroft Hall (#8) runs back to his effort at Aqueduct on April 8, he’ll almost certainly win this race. I know he disappointed in his only subsequent dirt start, but that race at Monmouth wasn’t nearly as bad as it looks. That sloppy track was favoring speed on July 14, and Bancroft Hall just didn’t appear to be handling the track as he struggled to keep up from the outset. Now he gets a rider switch to Kendrick Carmouche, who will take advantage of his early speed.

I think he’s the horse to beat, but I want to take a small shot against him with TWO DOWN ONE TO GO (#7).

This horse has been campaigned primarily on turf in recent starts, but I think he might actually appreciate this switch back to the main track. After all, he’s finished in the money just twice in 11 grass starts and has hit the board in 6 of 7 starts on dry dirt tracks. With the exception of his effort on June 8, which came against a particularly tough field, all of his dirt races from this past winter give him a shot here. He has to prove he can handle the turnback in distance, but Dave Cannizzo has good numbers with this move. Over the past five years, he is 6 for 25 (24 percent, $4.31 ROI) with runners going from turf routes to dirt sprints.

THE PLAY

Win: 7

Exacta Key Box: 7 with 1,3,6,8,9

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Friday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Fire Away may appreciate a shorter trip

Belmont | Race 8 | Post Time 4:46 p.m. (ET) | Go to the FREE TimeformUS PPs
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The Chad Brown duo of Tombelaine (#2) and A Lot (#6) figure to take the majority of the play here, but I have some minor issues with both. Tombelaine is obviously pretty talented, but he’s really at his best going seven furlongs and I think anything past this distance is stretching him. He may be able to win going a mile here because he’s just that good, but I’m skeptical at a short price.

I have similar distance concerns about A Lot, especially as he returns from this 11-month layoff. This runner has obviously had some setbacks that have kept him away from the races for this long, and I don’t have full confidence that he can get back to the form that carried him to victory in last year’s Elusive Quality.

Given these reservations with the favorites, I want to take a shot against them with FIRE AWAY (#4).

I had always thought of this horse as one that wants to go longer distances, but recent evidence suggests that the opposite may actually be true. He’s run his best races this year at 1 1/16 miles, finishing second in May before closing to be a strong fourth in the Lure Stakes behind Zennor at Saratoga. His two most recent efforts have been dull, but I think he’s really going to appreciate this turnback. There appears to be an ample amount of speed in this race for him to close into.

THE PLAY

Win: 4
Exacta Key Box: 4 with 2,3,6
Trifecta: 4 with 2,6 with ALL

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Belmont Horses in Focus for Friday, October 13th

Race 2: Global Positioning (#5)

The Pace Projector is predicting he will be contesting the early lead in a situation favoring the front-runners.

Rudy Rodriguez gets a 100 Trainer Rating first off the claim.

Has been in the barns of low-percentage trainers for most of the past year.

5-1 on ML

 

Race 8: Fire Away (#4)

Should appreciate the turnback in distance since he’s run his best races going shorter in recent starts.

Would probably win this race if he runs back to his effort in the Lure at Saratoga in August.

Should get more pace to close into with a few key speed types entered in the race.

5-1 on ML

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Thursday’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse: Clever Royal looks like a wire-to-wire threat in a paceless race

Belmont | Race 7 | Post Time 4:13 p.m. (ET) | Go to the FREE TimeformUS PPs

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With the scratch of morning-line choice Touchofstarquality and the likely speed Ocean Knight, Economic Model (#1) will probably inherit the favorite’s role. However, I’m not quite sure what to do with him as he attempts to rebound from a poor performance at Saratoga. The main track was favoring inside runners that day, and he was wide for his entire trip. That said, so was his stablemate Threefiveindia, and he was no match for that foe in an uncharacteristically dull performance. I’ve never been this runner’s biggest fan, and I think he’s going to get overbet here.

The Pace Projector is predicting a situation that favors runners on or near the lead, since there really isn’t much early speed signed on. Given that scenario, I’m taking a shot with CLEVER ROYAL (#2), who is now predicted to be in front early.

This horse was claimed out of his last race at Del Mar in July and now makes his first start for the Robertino Diodoro barn. He gets a 93 Trainer Rating first off the claim, and I like that they’re showing the confidence to move him up in class. When last seen, this horse was in the best form of his career, finishing just behind seasoned graded stakes performers Collected, Accelerate, and Danzing Candy in his last two starts at this distance. He has the ability to sit close to the pace in his route races, and there just isn’t any other speed left in this field, except for perhaps the South American runner Big Daddy.

The others that I would want to include somewhere in my wagers are Red Rifle (#5) and Backsideofthemoon (#8). The former makes his first start for David Jacobson. He has great numbers first off the claim with horses switching from turf to dirt. Backsideofthemoon may have made the lead too early last time when drifting down to the worst part of the track late in the race, allowing Securitiz to catch him at the wire. On his best day, he could beat a field like this.

THE PLAY

Win: 2

Exacta Key Box: 2 with 1,5,8

Trifecta: 2 with 1,5,8 with 1,4,5,7,8

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