Horses in Focus At Aqueduct and Santa Anita on Friday March 18th


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.


Race 1: 

Miss Swisher (#4)
Was badly overmatched in her only previous route attempt.
Was up against a slow pace last time.
Drops to lowest claiming level yet.
4/1 on ML
Race 4:
Love Blues (#6)
Finished up with interest after a sluggish start to her debut.
Should be more forwardly placed this time under Aaron Gryder.
Bred to be fast; half-sister to some talented New York-bred sprinters.
10/1 on ML
Race 6:
Time Squared (#3)
Overcame a very wide trip last time and was still running fastest of all late.
Is one of just a few horses in this race with positive dirt-route experience.
Still has upside as she makes just her second start as a three-year-old.
5/1 on ML
Race 9:
Saint Finian (#6)
Was forced to check hard in the early stages last time and became rank.
Race ratings indicate he had previously been facing much tougher fields than the one he meets here.
May appreciate getting the blinkers removed, since his races without them are stronger.
12/1 on ML


Race 2:

Fast Magoo, the 2 horse:

Pace Projector shows her on a clear early lead.

Should appreciate the return to 5.5 furlongs.

Has won at this class level.

3-1 on ML.
Race 5:

Gramsson, the 11 horse:

Ran a promising race (speed figure of 82) in his debut.

Came back to train very well.

Baffert gets 94 rating with second-time starters.

7-2 on ML.


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