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.
Now We Are Free (#2)
Race ratings indicate this is a drop in class.
Robert Barbara (56 overall rating) gets an 80 trainer rating with horses dropping in claiming price.
The most reliable alternative to the potentially vulnerable favorite Unstoppable U.
7/2 on ML
Naked Empress (#2)
Was a bit green in debut; had to deal with kickback.
David Donk, a 27-rated debut trainer, gets a 55 rating with second-time starters.
David Donk gets a 90 trainer rating when riding Irad Ortiz.
7/2 on ML
Here’s Spartacus (#1)
Ran a competitive speed figure in his maiden win three back.
Was shuffled back through the opening furlong last time; has more speed than that.
Gabriel Saez figures to be more aggressive from the rail post position.
15/1 on ML
Was very green in his first route attempt last time; never gave up.
Should be forwardly placed under Kendrick Carmouche in a race lacking a confirmed frontrunner.
Ran a competitive 103 speed figure last time, and still has upside.
4/1 on ML
Brother Soldier, the 9 horse:
Pace Projector shows him just off the early lead in a race projected to favor speed.
Was fighting a speed bias last time.
Trainer gets a 94 rating with this sort of spacing between starts.
7-2 on ML.
Zim N the Mailman, the 4 horse:
Has three strong speed figures in a row.
Facing easier horses today.
He has been training well enough for this.
6-1 on ML.