Hand-selected by The TimeformUS team, Horses in Focus stand out on our feature sets, such as pace projector, TimeformUS speed figures, spotlight ratings, trainer ratings, pedigree ratings, etc. Expect to see TimeformUS Horses in Focus on this blog every Wednesday-Sunday. If Horses in Focus are available for tracks with a later post-time, they will be added to this post throughout the day.
Aqueduct Race 2, #3 Dixie My Way
Owns field’s best speed figure on dirt, against wildly superior competition, in career debut.
Trainer Bruce Brown has a 91 rating with claimers down in class.
Added blinkers and set a fast pace last time. Cut-back in distance will suit her.
10-1 morning line
Aqueduct Race 3, #5 The Big Deluxe
Pace Projector indicates he should be loose on the early lead.
Trainer Gary Gullo has an 87 Trainer Rating with Dirt Sprinters.
Chief competitor Chasing Moonlight has an 0-for-53 trainer who has an anemic Trainer Rating of 5 on Dirt.
8-5 morning line
Aqueduct Race 6, #1 It’s Easy
Owns the field’s best speed figure, and ran it with wide trip in career debut.
Trainer Todd Pletcher has a 100 Trainer Rating (the Maximum) with Second-Time Starters.
Pletcher also owns a 100 Rating with 2-year-old Maidens at Aqueduct.
5-2 morning line
Aqueduct Race 9, #6 Tiny Predicament
Owns competitive speed figures.
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez has a 100 Trainer Rating (the maximum) first time off the claim.
Rodriguez also has a 100 Rating with 3-and-up low-level claimers off of similar spacing.
7-2 morning line
Turfway Park Race 8, #8 Thunder Affair
Race Ratings indicate he won his last start against better competition than he faces today.
Owns the field’s best Spotlight Speed Figure by a substantial margin.
Pace Projector indicates he should be positioned on or near a slow early pace.
3-1 morning line
Santa Anita Race 4, #2 Enterprising
Visually impressive while breaking maiden.
Training very well for this.
Trainer gets 92 rating with third-time starters and 100 rating (the maximum) with Gary Stevens.
3-1 on ML.