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.
Native Crossing (#1)
Had undocumented trouble last time when sharply steadied at the quarter pole.
Ran better than it appears two back after a wide trip.
Lands in an easier spot as she drops into maiden special weight company.
5/1 on ML
River of Dreams (#5)
Hampered by a four-wide trip last time.
Leah Gyarmati’s runners have been doing well at this meet.
Has been showing improved tactical speed in recent starts.
10/1 on ML
El Viejo Verde (#3)
Coming off the best race he’s run in quite some time; overcame being forced to rate.
Projected to be occupying his preferred spot on the lead today.
Race Ratings indicate this is an easier spot than last time.
8/1 on ML
Bust Another (#2)
Has been steadily improving with each start.
Runners that finished behind him last time have returned to improve their speed figures.
Michael Pino gets a 93 trainer rating first off the claim.
10/1 on ML
Nine Point Nine, the 8 horse:
Pace Projector shows her on the early lead in a race projected to favor speed.
Earned solid 84 speed figure last time.
Trainer is having a great meet.
3-1 on ML.
Darling Grace, the 12 horse:
Pace Projector shows her on the early lead.
Her speed figures have been improving.
Appreciate cutback in distance.
7-2 on ML.