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.
Tampa Bay, Race 3:
Ultrapassando, the 4 horse:
Has best last-out speed figure in the race: a 76.
Recent speed figures have been improving each start.
Exits race that received strong Race Rating of 83.
8-5 on ML.
Tampa Bay, Race 6:
Talent and Grace, the 3 horse:
Ran solid speed figure of 50 in debut.
Trainer gets Trainer Rating of 100 (the maximum) with second-time starters.
Trainer gets Trainer Rating of 100 with short spacing and with today’s rider.
5-2 on ML.
Tampa Bay, Race 9:
Take Heed, the 8 horse:
Pace Projector puts on clear early lead in race favoring speed.
Ran competitive speed figure of 77 in last start.
Trainer gets rating of 94 with spacing similar to today’s.
9-2 on ML.
Gulfstream Park, Race 2 – Tina’s Coming, #9
Returns to dirt, on which she showed improved speed adding blinkers two races back, finishing second to even money favorite while racing against a strong closers bias.
Pace Projector indicates ideal stalking trip.
Trainer has rating of 92 with similar spacing for sprinters.
5-2 morning line.
Gulfstream Park, Race 3 – Grizzly Song, #1 [Scratched-Veterinarian]
Career debut for colt with pedigree rating of 94 for dirt sprints (first foal, by Unbridled’s Song, of million dollar earner Bear Now).
Nice works for this.
Trainer has moderate rating of 65 for first time starters, 94 overall for dirt races.
3-1 morning line.
Gulfstream Park, Race 5 – Big Sam, #5
Lightly raced 4 YO has shown consistent late kick on grass since return from long layoff.
Pace Projector indicates a Fast Pace which should help the cause for horse with top late pace figure in field.
Trainer, with overall rating of 75 for Gulfstream, has rating of 91 for horses dropping in claiming tag.
4-1 morning line.
Gulfstream Park, Race 10 – Devious Maddy, #3
Showed much improved speed in last for new barn; cut back in distance should help here.
Pace Projector shows him well-positioned on rail behind faint-hearted leader.
Trainer has rating of 79 in 3YO+ maiden claimers.
5-1 morning line.