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. We offer expanded analysis on one of the Horses in Focus, as well as designating which horse is our Top Play on the day. Expect to see TimeformUS Horses in Focus on this blog typically 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.
Horses in Focus at Gulfstream
Huasca, the 4 horse:
Pace Projector puts her on clear early lead in race projected to favor speed.
Ran strong speed figure of 87 at longer distance two races back.
Trainer gets 95 rating off similar spacing betwen starts.
5-2 on ML.
Rejoiceful, the 2 horse:
Pace Projector shows her receiving friendly inside stalking trip.
Ran competitive speed figure of 89 in last start.
Race Ratings show the supposed rise in class to be minimal.
12-1 on ML.
Horses in Focus at Santa Anita:
Silent Ruler, the 5 horse:
Trainer gets 93 rating with this rider.
Dirt speed figures on upgrade.
Deep closer is up against it from pace standpoint, but useful for underneath in exotics at a price.
8-1 on ML.
Birthday Song, the 8 horse:
Terribly overmatched on paper, way up in class with lousy speed figures and should be a big price.
Choked by absurd fractions on synthetic in a Golden Gate maiden claimer that was run over a speed-favoring surface.
Won race anyway and gets interesting barn switch for this.
Draws the ideal post position for this hill and has some grass breeding.
12-1 on ML.
Sweet Silver, the 2 horse:
Pace Projector shows her stalking the pace early even though her pace figures are much the best.
This is generally a strong situation for a stalker to be in.
Eurton gets 96 rating with this rider.
3-1 on ML.
Only Josie Knows, the 5 horse:
Back on grass for this.
Ran decent speed figure of 92 down the hill.
Can handle route.
Pace Projector shows her coming from well off projected fast pace.
Chance to hit superfecta at huge odds.
20-1 on ML.
Horse in Focus at Golden Gate:
Cats Ego, the 4 horse:
Lifetime-best speed figure came in a sprint.
Trainer gets relatively strong rating when bringing horses back on short rest (72).
Lack of closers in here could allow this gelding to race in the clear early.
Shot to get into trifecta at a big price.
20-1 on ML.