Horses in Focus At Belmont and Santa Anita on Saturday May 14th


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 3:

Tale of Mist (#1)
May not have cared for Gulfstream.
Last race on the NYRA circuit makes him competitive here.
Has been working very strongly over the past month.
8/1 on ML
Race 7:
Spelling Again (#3)
Was against a dead-rail bias in the Go For Wand last fall.
Encountered serious traffic trouble on the turn of the Madison last time.
Brad Cox gets a 100 trainer rating with horses making their second starts back from a layoff.
12/1 on ML
Race 9:
Adventist (#3)
Owns the two fastest speed figures in the field at distances beyond seven furlongs.
Drops in class out of a tougher spot in the Wood Memorial.
Was mildly against a rail bias two back in the Gotham.
4/1 on ML


Race 1:

Lauren’s Ladd, the 6 horse:

Pace Projector shows him on a clear early lead.

Has the fastest last-out speed figure in the field.

Trainer gets rating of 100 out of 100 off this sort of layoff.

5-2 on ML.
Race 4:

Night Badger, the 4 horse:

Pace Projector shows him on the early lead in this short sprint.

Has received difficult trips in his last two starts.

Has strong speed figures and trained well over this track a week ago.

5-2 on ML.
Race 11:

Fiftypercentcotton, the 6 horse:

Was bet in her debut.

Was essentially eliminated at the break.

Trainer is much better second time out than he is in debuts.

5-1 on ML.

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