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.
Enduring Touch (#5)
Projected to be close to the pace in a situation favoring runners on or near the lead.
Earned a competitive speed figure when last ridden by Kendrick Carmouche two back.
Was given no chance last time when asked to make a 5-wide run around the far turn.
15/1 on ML
Little Jerry (#5)
Pace Projector puts him on the lead in a situation favoring the frontrunner.
Is 0-for-4 on dirt, but has actually run much better than it appears in a few of those races.
Is just as fast as the top contenders on his best day, but may get overlooked in the wagering.
5/1 on ML
Life in Shambles (#6)
Got a tough trip last time, steadying badly twice.
Steve Asmussen, a 74-rated first-off-the-claim trainer, gets a 95 rating second off the claim.
Should get an honest pace to close into, with speeds Classic Salsa and Bond Vigilante signed on.
8/1 on ML
Altuve, the 4 horse:
Debut was not as awful as it looks on paper.
Showed signs of life during a bad trip.
In light again with hustling rider and has a shot at the super at a giant price.
30-1 on ML:
Lucky Shoes to Win, the 6 horse:
Has strong speed figures.
Facing easier today, according to our Race Ratings.
Trainer gets 86 rating with this rider.
6-1 on ML.