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.
This Hard Land (#1)
Earned the highest last-out speed figure.
Race ratings indicate he’s dropping into an easier spot.
Should get an honest pace to close into with stretch-out sprinters in the field.
5/1 on ML
In the Beat (#13)
Showed subtle improvement first off the claim for Rudy Rodriguez.
Should appreciate the turnback in distance.
Gets a significant rider upgrade to Irad Ortiz, Jr.
6/1 on ML
No Tanx Blue Chip (#11)
Off slowly in debut.
Made an eye-catching middle move last time before flattening out.
Michael Dilger gets a 98 trainer rating with horses making their second career starts.
4/1 on ML
William Crotty, the 5 horse:
Closed into bias last time.
Changed running style last time too, and earned decent speed figure of 79.
Massive rider switch here.
7-2 on ML:
A Colt Following, the 6 horse:
Strong speed figure of 106 last time.
Trainer has been going extremely well at the meet.
Training well enough since big effort last time.
5-2 on ML.