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.
Pin and Win (#3)
Projected to be in front in a situation favoring horses on or near the lead.
Moves from 47-rated trainer to Michelle Nevin, who gets a 93 rating first off the claim.
Apprentice rider Harry Hernandez doesn’t shy away from aggressive tactics.
6/1 on ML
Bond Vigilante (#1)
Bumped at the start last time, forcing him into an uncomfortable chasing position.
Prior speed figures of 114 and 117 make him one of the horses to beat.
Can run hard for an entire race if sent to the lead from the rail.
4/1 on ML
Not Amused (#2)
Made a wide middle move against an inside-speed-favoring racetrack in debut.
Owns solid route pedigree, so distance shouldn’t be an issue.
Low-profile connections should ensure a generous price.
15/1 on ML
Righteous Ruler, the 4 horse:
First-time starter has been acting like a runner in the mornings.
Trainer gets 90 rating with this rider.
Trainer was once less awful with firsters than he has shown of late.
4-1 on ML.
Flexible Ethics, the 8 horse:
Pace Projector has her on a clear early lead in a race projected to favor speed.
Her speed figures are competitive in here.
Trainer gets 98 rating off comparable layoffs.
6-1 on ML.