Horses in Focus At Aqueduct and Santa Anita on Sunday January 3rd


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.


Race 3:

Agawa (#2)

Race ratings suggest she stacks up very well from a class perspective.

Versatile mare handles dirt or turf.

Chris Englehart gets a 97 trainer rating with horses coming off 139-233 day layoffs.

4/1 on ML


Race 6:

The Big Mo (#8)

Took a ton of money in debut, suggesting he’s well-meant.

Tony Dutrow gets a 100 trainer rating with second-time starters, as opposed to a 50 with firsters.

Encouraging to see Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard; these two make up a potent trainer/jockey combo.

5/1 on ML


Race 8:

Beating Heart Baby (#6)

Late-running filly has a grinding style that suggests she should stretch out.

Michelle Nevin gets a 94 trainer rating with horses trying a route for the first time.

Slight improvement on the 95 speed figure she earned in her maiden win makes her competitive.

6/1 on ML


Race 4:

At Ease, the 4 horse:

Earned competitive speed figure in last start despite difficult trip.

Has enough speed to stay in touch early.

Trainer gets 80 rating at Santa Anita.

9-2 on ML.
Race 7:

Shrinking Violet, the 6 horse:

Faces much easier today.

Has run well down this hill.

Training very well for trainer who gets 98 rating at this racetrack.

4-1 on ML.

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