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.
Has run speed figures that are right in line with the favorite’s recent figures.
Could have done better last time if not four-wide around the far turn.
May play out as the controlling speed.
7/2 on ML
Saharan Serenade (#8)
Was up against a slow pace and speed-favoring surface last time.
Ran well over this track last year.
May be in better form than it appears; should offer value.
6/1 on ML
Bond Vigilante (#3)
Predicted to be contesting the pace in a situation favoring horses on or near the lead.
Last race speed figure puts him on par with Captain Serious.
Confidently spotted off the claim by John Toscano, who does well with new acquisitions.
10/1 on ML
Wise Tale, the 1 horse:
Pace Projector shows him on clear early lead.
Tried to close against speed bias last time.
Earned solid speed figure of 71 at Del Mar.
2-1 on ML.
Out of Patience, the 2 horse:
Ran well on this surface in September.
Earned competitive speed figure of 106 on grass last time.
Trainer gets 92 rating going turf to dirt.
15-1 on ML.