Our Horses In Focus list consists of horses flagged-up, analysed and designated as 'of interest' in the ATC daily columns. This is where we record the outcome of their future performances - and the handicapper's subsequent reaction.

DATE HORSE OR THOUGHT IN BRIEF FORM SINCE OR SINCE
18.05.2022 Woven 88 Had a bona fide excuse at York after producing performances at Doncaster and at York that suggested he's ready to produce a new top. A bounce back candidate going forward. Worth trying left-handed over 6f or 7f.
17.05.2022 Aberama Gold 87 A wind operation has clearly done the trick and he produced a better performance on seasonal debut at York than he has done for a while - doing by far the best from the low numbers in the draw. He's a live prospect. 5
17.05.2022 Summerghand 101 Ran his best race this year at York having dropped down the rankings. An additional 2 pound drop can only aid his cause. He's a dangerous player now on a really competitive mark.
17.05.2022 What's The Story 97 He's an 8yo now but still very capable - especially on his favourite strip at York. He's always done well off marks in the 90s. Rated 97 now he is a live contender in big-field handicaps over a mile and 10f.
09.05.2022 Cruyff Turn 97 Is well-handicapped on his best form and with two races under his belt already this term he is interesting on his preferred quick ground. 1 100
09.05.2022 Lion Tower 89 Ran well on seasonal debut at Thirsk from a wide draw that does not suit his need to race prominently and he can do better in more favourable circumstances. 32 90
09.05.2022 Count D'orsay 94 Produced a good run from a wide berth and an unpromising running position at Chester. He's dropping down the ratings and can break a losing sequence on ground with cut. 0 95
09.05.2022 My Little Tip 92 Produced a career-best in adversity at Chester but showed enough to suggest he is competitive on his current mark and that he can improve for softer ground.
13.04.2022 Cold Stare 91 Needs to be rated 93 or lower to win a handicap and ideally wants ground softer than good. He's rated 91 and he produced a promising seasonal return in adversity at Doncaster. He's dangerous when he gets his ground. 65 88, 87
31.03.2022 Barbill 89 Had a poor season and dropped down the rankings in 2021 but starts the 2022 campaign on a mark he is more than capable of winning from.
31.03.2022 Cairn Gorm 93 The 4yo's 2021 season fell apart following a good showing at a big price in a big-field handicap at Newmarket's July meeting. A close-season move to Mick Appleby's yard can see him bounceback from a handicap mark of 93.
29.03.2022 Dakota Gold 101 This big-field handicap specialist spent last season running unsuccessfully in stakes races but has dropped back down the ratings and is sure to return to winning ways in a handicap at some point this season. 010 98, 102
28.03.2022 Rogue Bear 87 Ran a big race in the Lincoln despite being drawn on the wrong side; despite facing a pace disadvantage and despite meeting adversity. He looks rated to win something off his current mark. 32 89, 91
28.03.2022 Brunch 104 Produced a competitive performance in the race whilst not being at 100%. He needs a pound or two shaving from his rating and he'll be a big player in big-field mile handicaps this term. 32 106