TimeformUS Horses in Focus for Thursday

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. 


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Aqueduct Race 2, #7 Stonehedge

Owns the field’s best last-out Speed Figure and best Spotlight Speed Figure (79).

Pace projector puts him up close in a race that favors horses on or near the lead.

He faced much tougher competition last time, while wide and pressing a hot pace.

5-2 morning line

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Aqueduct Race 7, #7 William Thomas

Pace Projector puts him on an early lead in a slow-paced race.

Owns the field’s best Spotlight Speed Figure (99).

Race Ratings indicate that he’s faced better competition recently.

6-1 morning line

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Aqueduct Race 8, #4 Rocket Hero

Pace Projector indicates a fast early pace which will benefit his closing style.

Trainer Bruce Levine has a solid 82 Rating with horses off of similar rest.

Makes his third start off of a 244-day layoff.

10-1 morning line

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Gulfstream Race 3 – Tizracer, #5

Pace Projector shows him in front in race favoring horse on or near lead.

Seems to have found level in low claimers, rallying well for second upon dropping in last, earning best last-out TFUS speed figure of 73.

Wheels right back for dominant Pletcher barn; 97 rating for this spacing, 100 at Gulfstream, etc.,

Earned outsized speed figure of 104 in front-running one-turn mile against closers bias at Belmont last fall.

3-1 morning line.

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Gulfstream Race 5 – Raging Atlantic, #9

Pace Projector suggests stalking trip behind quick front-runner similar to that of winning effort in last.

Trainer has rating of 98 with horses first off claim, 97 with last out maiden winners, 100 at Gulfstream, 100 in combo with today’s jockey.

3-1 morning line

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Gulfstream Race 6 – Life in Shambles, #5

Cleverly named first-out son of Broken Vow, out of Life, goes for barn with 100 rating for Debut Turf Route.

Pedigree rating of 86 (out of 100) for turf routes.

Half-brother to two horses who won their debuts in turf routes.

4-1 morning line.

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Santa Anita, Race 3 – #4 Zimmer

Should be forwardly placed in a race favoring speed.

Trainer Thomas Proctor has a 97 Trainer Rating in sprints at Santa Anita.

First-ever claiming event for this classy eight-year-old.

4-1 morning line.

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Santa Anita, Race 6 – #3 Brown Boss

Earned a speed figure of 75 in only other dirt try – competitive with this field.

Should enjoy a relaxed and clear stalking trip.

Robert Hess has a 77 Trainer Rating with horses off of similar spacing.

7/2 morning line.

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Santa Anita, Race 7 – #6 Tanquerray

Owns the field’s best Spotlight Speed Figure (105) and last-out figure (104).

The second and third place finishers she beat last out ran 1-2 in their next race.

Race Ratings indicate she’s faced significantly tougher in her last three.

7/2 morning line.

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Santa Anita, Race 8 – #3 Runaway Que

Should enjoy an easier trip than the duel he engaged in last time.

Owns the field’s best Spotlight Speed Figure and last-out speed figure (70).

Trainer/Jockey Combo Rating of 86 (100 max.)

2-1 morning line.

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Penn National Race 4, #4 April in Brazil

Pace Projector puts him on an early lead in a slow-paced race.

Bias Indicator says he set pace over a track that significantly favored closers last out.

Trainer has a 99 Rating with sprinters on similar rest.

10-1 morning line

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