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 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.
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THURSDAY AT BELMONT PARK
May have needed one when failing to fire off the layoff.
Form going long on grass as a 3yo was too good to take that last one at face value.
Trainer/jockey combo gets strong 97 rating.
8/1 on ML.
#12 Dean Verdile
Finished gamely up the rail to win debut with a TFUS Speed Figure of 92.
Backed that race up well when attacking a pair of talented rivals on the pace last time.
Stretches out from a good post in race expected to play out at a faster early pace.
15/1 on ML.
#2 Token of Love
Held good form overseas and was a stakes winner there before shipping over.
Made solid pace going longer in a Grade 3 last time, and stayed gamely down past midstretch in a race that fell to closers.
Trainer gets 91 rating second off the layoff.
8/1 on ML.