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.
Sax Change (#2)
Handled route distances on turf.
Has been hindered by poor starts in two dirt tries.
Gets a very positive rider switch.
10/1 on ML
Liberty Fuze (#4)
Pace Projector predicts a situation favoring horses on or near the lead; should be in front.
Has run competitive speed figures in two of last three starts.
Has run well for this barn in the past.
15/1 on ML
Pax in Terra (#9)
Todd Pletcher gets a 100 trainer rating off this type of layoff.
Was compromised by slow paces in two races prior to layoff.
Has run well over the inner track in the past.
8/1 on ML
Pace Projector favors horses on or near the lead; she is the only confirmed frontrunner in the race.
Second, third, and fourth place finishers out of last race came back to win.
Should offer value despite earning second-highest speed figure in the field last time.
5/1 on ML
Hadfunlastnight, the 3 horse:
Pace Projector shows him with the early lead in a race projected to favor speed.
Earned strong 100 speed figure last time.
Race Ratings indicate that he is facing a softer field today.
5-2 on ML.
Cool Green, the 2 horse:
Pace Projector shows him coming from off the pace in a race projected to have a fast pace.
Has improved his speed figure in every start.
Training superbly for this.
7-2 on ML.