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.
Belmont Race 3:
Recent speed figures are among the best in the field.
Nicely drawn outside in compact group.
Has kept better company than this recently.
6/1 on ML.
Belmont Race 4:
#9 Spark to Ignite
Raced greenly and in traffic in debut.
Took some money in that race for low-profile barn.
Adds lasix for this.
12/1 on ML.
Belmont Race 7:
#1 Hear the Footsteps
This gelding is the TimeformUS Top Play At Belmont Today
Been at his best sprinting on turf.
Turns back out of route try vs. strong field.
Linda Rice gets 94 rating (out of 100) third off the layoff.
7/2 on ML.
Belmont Race 8:
#5 West Coast Chick
Has flashed real ability through three starts.
Did well drawing toward the outside.
Defeated a strong allowance field last time.
12/1 on ML.
Monmouth Race 7
#9 Sin City Dancer
Impressive debut when showing speed and just missing late.
Now drops in for tag.
Top spotlight rating of 77.
3-1 on ML
Monmouth Race 9
#4 Off Duty
Trainer Plesa very good with 2YO first-time starters, rated 93.
All four siblings won as 2YOs.
Trainer / jockey combo rated 99.
8-1 on ML
Monmouth Race 10
#10 Stormy Rocit
Trainer Weaver rates 100 with new acquisitions.
Has enough early speed to control pace.
Running style fits current turf profile at MTH.
4-1 on ML
Santa Anita Race 1:
Navarre, the 1 horse:
Received terrible trip down the hill two starts back, in race blemished by an accident.
Broke maiden in powerhouse fashion last time.
Pace Projector shows him receiving an inside stalking trip.
6-1 on ML.
Santa Anita Race 3:
Lethal Story, the 11 horse:
Ran competitive speed figure of 78 in last start.
Did so despite the pace being against her.
Made a pleasing, wide run.
12-1 on ML.
Santa Anita Race 7:
Gospel Music, the 4 horse:
Pace Projector shows him on the early lead.
Had trouble at the start in last one; then fought a rail bias and a speed bias.
Peter Miller gets rating of 100 out of 100 in Santa Anita maiden claimers.
4-1 on ML.