TimeformUS Horses in Focus for Saturday, May 24


Belmont Park, Race 6:

Saythreehailmary’s, #3

Took some money for trainer not noted for first-out success, and then ran a big race with trouble all the way.

Barn does good work with second-time starters (77 rating, from limited starters).

2/1 on ML


Belmont Park, Race 9:

Irish Mission, #7

Pace Projector shows her near the lead in race favoring speed.

Handles distance.

Goes 2nd off the layoff for top trainer.

8-1 on ML.

Belmont Park, Race 10:

Chrisandlorisposse, #6

Versatile running style allows him to run from anywhere, and he can sit a good trip off of expected fast pace in this race.

Gets big rider change for this race.

Has excuses for losses two-and-three starts back, and was likely best in both of those races.

8/1 on ML.


Monmouth Park, Race 2

Great Big Bang, #2

Stretches out second off the layoff. Trainer rated 71 with that move.

Holds pace advantage in a race favoring early speed.

Second With Trainer rating of 100.

15-1 on the ML


Monmouth Park, Race 6

Livingston, #2

Had an awful trip last time when closing into a slow pace.

Jockey switch to Ramos. Trainer and jockey rating of 81.

Trainer Aristone rates 86 with second time for the barn.

15-1 on the ML


Monmouth Park, Race 11

Spa City Fever, #2

Top spotlight figure of 110

Holds an early pace edge on favorite Itsmyluckyday

Trainer Jacobson rates 100 at Monmouth

9/2 on the ML


Santa Anita, Race 4:

Warren’s Tricia R., the 3 horse

Pace Projector has her in second place early.

Has best last-out speed figure in the race: a 79.

Trainer gets 100 rating (the maximum) with older maiden claimers at this racetrack.

4-1 on ML.


Santa Anita, Race 7:

Quick Casablanca, the 2 horse

Ran strong 109 speed figure in last race.

Closed for victory in race that had very slow pace.

Lost much ground racing wide, too.

7-2 on ML.


Santa Anita, Race 9:

It Is Living Water, the 5 horse

Pace Projector shows with nice stalking trip.

Strong speed figures (89 then 87) in last two starts.

Handles this distance.

5-2 on ML.


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