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.
Inside Straight (#4)
Earned a 102 speed figure last time, the second highest route figure in the field.
Had excuses prior to his last effort; not just a sloppy track fluke.
May get overlooked in face of popular but no-more-talented runners like Vincento and Sudden Surprise.
6/1 on ML
Sustained a wide trip last time after breaking slowly.
Timeform ratings from synthetic races in England suggest he has some ability.
Comes into this race showing an improved worktab; could be sitting on a better effort.
20/1 on ML
Silly Face (#11)
Tom Morley gets a 22 rating with debut runners and a 77 with second-time starters.
Was green in debut, but galloped out strongly.
Gets a positive rider upgrade to Jose Ortiz.
5/1 on ML
Classico, the 2 horse:
In three-way tie for best last-out speed figure in the field.
Received deceptively nasty trip in that race.
Returned to train well.
4-1 on ML.
Smart Win, the 12 horse:
Pace Projector shows her with outside stalking trip.
Gets good post and great rider and has been training superbly.
Has good-enough grass breeding.
6-1 on ML.
Dressed in Hermes, the 3 horse:
Ran strong 111 speed figure on grass.
We thought his lone dirt start was not in any way a disgrace.
Has improved his speed figure in every start and has an underrated trainer.
6-1 on ML.