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.
Was forced to race three- to four-wide around the turn last time.
Should sit a good trip behind projected three-way duel up front.
May be set for better in third start back since layoff.
10/1 on ML
Bass River Road (#1)
Pace is projected to be contested, which should set up his late kick.
Races prior to his two route tries make him competitive against this field.
Gets a subtly positive trainer change to Mitchell Friedman.
8/1 on ML
Jcs American Dream (#6)
Was hindered by a moderate pace in race that held together on the front end last time.
Michelle Nevin gets a 100 trainer rating second off the claim.
Loves the inner track, having finished in the money in 9 of 11 starts over this surface.
5/2 on ML
Good Luck Gus (#9)
Was hindered by a slow pace last time in the Alex M. Robb.
With a stretch-out sprinter and the speedy Ostrolenka in the race, the pace figures to be honest.
Possibility of bettors going overboard on favored stablemate creates value on this runner.
6/1 on ML
Gnarly Dude, the 6 horse:
Strong 106 speed figure last time.
Confident jump in class.
Training very well for this.
3-1 on ML.
Prowling Around, the 1 horse:
Training pretty well for debut.
Lands in soft field here.
Sire is not at all bad with first-time starters.
6-1 on ML.