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.
Gypsum Johnny (#1)
Speed figures have been steadily ascending in recent starts.
Linda Rice’s runners have been performing exceptionally well at this meet.
Drew an advantageous post position down towards the inside.
7/2 on ML
Good Luck Gus (#6)
Lost all chance at the start of the Empire Classic with stumble.
Excels around two turns; has won over this track.
Has been improving throughout his 2015 campaign; should be set for best effort yet.
5/1 on ML
Lure of the South (#10)
Projected to get a fast pace to close into.
Had to wait for room at the top of the stretch last time and angle wide around horses.
New trainer Michael Pino gets a 95 trainer rating first off the claim.
12/1 on ML
Comanche Ruler, the 5 horse:
Pace Projector shows him in the early lead.
Has the fastest last-out speed figure in the field: a 103.
Trainer gets 88 rating going synthetic to dirt.
5-2 on ML.
Xerxes, the 6 horse:
Pace Projector shows him on a clear early lead.
Has the fastest last-out speed figure in the field: an 81.
Down in class according to our Race Ratings.
8-1 on ML.