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.
Saratoga Race 3:
#1 Mariel N Kathy
Makes third start off layoff.
Earned new career-top TimeformUS Speed Figure in first start as a 4yo, then had a troubled trip in her second start.
Pace Projector places her in charge early from her inside post.
She is the TimeformUS Top Play at Saratoga today.
5/1 on ML
Saratoga Race 5:
#5 Go Blue Or Go Home
Won first three turf sprints of his career, but has sprinted on that surface only twice in the past two years.
Lone attempt this season came in a graded stakes race off the layoff.
Has speed to be up close in short field with only one other confirmed speed signed on.
6/1 on ML.
Saratoga Race 7:
#7 T Sizzle
Makes 3rd career start today for trainer getting strong 87 rating with these horses.
Was looking for turf in debut, but still ran well despite race being washed off to main track.
Full sister Purely Hot won her first two starts once switched to turf sprints and went on to make over $420k.
10/1 on ML.
Saratoga Race 9:
Won debut over a route of ground, and then acquitted herself well in group company overseas.
Made promising stateside debut despite encountering plenty of trouble in the race.
Faced tough task trying 1 1/2 miles first time out this year, and trainer gets a 99 rating second off the layoff.
5/1 on ML
Monmouth Race 5
#7 Well Done Son
Was against the bias in last when contesting the early lead.
Trainer DiMauro rates 88 second off the claim and 100 at this class level and spacing since last race.
Should be part of an early pace that favors his style.
10-1 on ML
Monmouth Race 10
#2 Gotham News
Has attended fast early paces in last three races that fell apart against tougher competition.
Projected to get clear early on Pace Projector.
Top spotlight figure of 99.
5-1 on ML
Del Mar Race 5:
Tom’s Tribute, the 6 horse:
The Pace Projector shows him getting a nice trip stalking the pace in second-place early.
Has run four strong speed figures in a row.
Training well for this.
2-1 on ML.
Del Mar Race 11:
Juliet’s Tizzy, the 4 horse:
Pace Projector shows him on the early pace.
Has the best last-out speed figure in the field: an 80.
Tried to close into speed bias in last start.
7-2 on ML.