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 1:
#2 Marlins Wonder
Pace Projector suggests the ML favorites may battle each other in front of him.
Second-time starter has most room to improve in suspect field, and is first-time lasix for sharp young trainer.
Should be tighter for this after tiring in seven-furlong debut.
7/2 on ML.
Aqueduct Race 2:
Owns some of the best dirt speed figures in the field.
Trainer excels with horses returning from layoffs.
Has legitimate excuses for two most recent efforts.
5/1 on ML.
Aqueduct Race 5:
#2 Al’s Gal
Lacked clean trip in last start, and had no chance when rating behind a walking pace in debut.
Horse that defeated her at GP returned to win right back, as did 4th-place finisher from that race, who won her next two starts.
Has pedigree to get the added distance and is drawn well for ground-saving trip.
5/1 on ML.
Keeneland, Race 2 – Niederzel, #6
In-and-outer with solid synth figs due for an “in” with drop in class.
Pace Projector indicates Fast Pace which should suit his closing style.
Trainer has rating of 99 with similar short spacing; 100 with horses dropping in claiming tag.
8-1 morning line.
Keeneland, Race 5 – Breaking Ball, #10
Pace Projector places him forwardly in race favoring horse on/near early lead.
7-2-3-0 on synthetics, with figures that fit well here.
Has raced well off layoffs.
Trainer has rating of 95 with horses running first time for barn.
5-1 morning line.
Keeneland, Race 6 – Scoria, #3
Has improved speed figure with each turf start.
Owns best last-out figure of 89.
Trainer has rating of 93 in turf routes.
4-1 morning line.