Clockers Corner: 3/5-3/11 (Tuesday)
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|Mine For Love||3/9||PHA||5F||1:02.01||12/24|
|Reine des Lions||3/9||PHA||4F||50.00||25/41|
|Smile Down On Me||3/9||PHA||3F||35.02||1/13|
|Feed A Fever||3/8||HOL||5F||1:02.40||28/33|
|Middle of the Nite||3/8||PM||5F||1:03.40||18/21|
|Cinco de Mayo Mio||3/7||PM||5F||1:03.40||24/31|
|Hey Hey Mama||3/7||PM||5F||1:03.40||24/31|
|Erin's Golden Star||3/6||PHA||4F||48.41||6/34|
|Belle of the Hall||3/5||PM||4F||49.60||6/20|
|Buzzin and Dreamin||3/4||OP||5F||1:01.80||2/11|
Justwhistledixie breezed a solid half-mile in 50.80 at Payson Park. The work was 11th of 21 at the distance. We wanted to keep her sharp, because we are keeping all our options open. We have not ruled out running in the Apple Blossom (G1) at Oaklawn on April 9th. We will see how things shape up in the next couple weeks with Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta before committing. If both of those horses go, we will be running for a $5,000,000 purse. It may be worth taking a shot. If we do not run in the Apple Blossom, we will take dead aim on the $300,000 Humana Distaff(G1) on May 1st at Churchill.
Mine For Love breezed a good five furlongs from the pole 1:02.01 on Tuesday at Philadelphia. The clockers still put down the wrong name (Five For Love), Jockey Angel Arroyo worked Mine For Love. Lupe said that Mine For Love got a little tired at the end of the work, but he thought it was a good breeze. Mine For Love still does not pop out of the gate like he should. He was not great over the weekend, so that is why he went from the pole today. Lupe will take him back to the gate this week, and he thinks we should be good enough to breeze from the gate next week.
Reine Des Lions worked an easy half-mile in 50 flat on Tuesday at Philadelphia. Lupe just wanted her to go nice and easy because she is fit. He is pointing her for a 7.5k non-winners of four claimer on March 22nd at Philadelphia. He does not think they will write an extra sooner. We will have preference in the race because we got excluded last time, and Kendrick Carmouche has given us the call to ride.
Smile Down On Me blew out three furlongs in 35.02 on Tuesday at Philadelphia. Lupe wanted to drill some speed into him, because he entered for an extra 25k non-winners of two claimer for this Sunday at Philadelphia, but the race did not fill. Lupe is super frustrated by that. We will have to rely on our backup, the 25k non-winners of two race on March 17th at Penn National.
Bellhouse worked a good half-mile in 48.60 on Monday at Palm Meadows. Tom wanted to get one more drill into Bellhouse in anticipation of a possible debut this weekend. We enter Wednesday for the extra MSW on Saturday, March 13th at Tampa Bay Downs. Daniel Centano has the call for the race.
Camp Victory blew out three furlongs in 36.80 on Monday at Santa Anita. Carla wanted to get a little air into his lungs prior to his race on March 11th at Santa Anita. We are entered in the race and all set.
Cantankerous Clyde worked a beautiful six furlongs from the gate in 1:14.20 on Monday at Hollywood. Craig called it his best breeze since returning to the track. He was most pleased with the energy that he showed finishing his breeze. He was very strong throughout. We are targeting an "a other than" allowance on March 27th at Golden Gate Fields for his return, but Craig will keep an eye on both the Santa Anita and Golden Gate condition books for an extras that pop up sooner.
Feed A Fever breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:02.40 on Monday at Hollywood Craig is simply looking to keep Feed A Fever happy. We are on target for the starter allowance going a mile and a sixteenth on March 18th at Santa Anita.
Middle of the Nite worked five furlongs in 1.03:40 on Monday at Palm Meadows. The work was 18th of 21 at the distance. Tom Albertrani said the work was okay. Tom thinks gelding this horse will help him turn the corner. He has shown talent in the past, but has reached a plateau in his training. Gelding him will help him become more focused.
Montana Knight breezed a solid five furlongs in 1:00 flat over the turf on Monday at Palm Meadows. We are pointing for a 50k maiden claimer on the turf on March 18th at Gulfstream.
Mr. Fantasy breezed a strong five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Monday at Palm Meadows. Mike Hushion called the work very good. We'll look for a race this month.
Beloved Deputy had a very nice tune up breeze at Hollywood Park in which she went five furlongs in 1.00:00. The work was 2nd of 15 at the distance. She came out of the work in great shape, and will ship up to Golden Gate on Wednesday for Friday's race.
Cinco de Mayo Mio breezed a good five furlongs in 1:03.40 on Sunday at Palm Meadows. She went very easily in company with Hey Hey Mama. She has not missed a beat, and is getting fitter and fitter. Tom wants to get a few more works into her. He thinks the race on March 28th is a bit too close, but has not completely ruled it out. He will see how she trains over the next couple weeks before firming down a target.
Grey Chatelaine breezed a good five furlongs in 1:01.20 on Sunday at Golden Gate. O.J. plans on breezing her one more time before picking out a race. We have been in a bit of a holding pattern awaiting the results of her appraisal.
Hey Hey Mama worked a solid five furlongs in 1:03.40 on Sunday in company with Cinco de Mayo Mio at Palm Meadows. Tom has been taking it a little slower with her to make sure she has a solid foundation underneath her before debuting. She has been on a regular breeze schedule and is coming forward, but she is probably a work or two behind Cinco from a race readiness standpoint. Tom thinks she will be ready to run in the first half of April. Ideally, he'd love to run her in April at Gulfstream before sending her north, but it will be a matter of what races are scheduled.
South Bronx worked an easy three furlongs in 37:65 as a tune-up for Thursday's race. South Bronx has been training well since his last effort, and Mike is confident that he will be very competitive against the field in his race.
Tapit's Brew breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:03.40 on Sunday at Palm Meadows. Tom did not want to go too fast, because he knew that extra race was going to get used pretty soon, but he did want to take a little bit of the edge off Tapit's Brew. We are set for his return in the MSW on Thursday at Gulfstream.
Erin's Golden Star breezed a perfect half-mile in 48.41 at Philadelphia. She switched leads and strode out well. Lupe had the vet draw blood on her to see if anything turns up, because physically she went great today. The accupuncturist also came out on Thursday, but her last race simply looks like a total clunker.
Belle of the Hall worked a good half-mile in 49.60 at Palm Meadows. Tom Albertrani said that it was one of her best works as she finished up with excellent energy. She's still a few works away, but she is probably about 5 weeks away from running.
Mesa Thunder worked a lovely six furlongs in 1:13.40 at Hollywood Park. David Flores worked Mesa Thunder and said that this colt is really a beautiful mover. We are on target for the 5.5 furlong MSW on March 13th at Golden Gate.
Buzzin and Dreamin breezed a good five furlongs in 1:01.80 at Oaklawn Park. Wayne Lukas thinks Buzzin and Dreamin is primed for a peak effort in his third start off the layoff.
Macho Again stepped right up to five furlongs in his second breeze back and went beautifully in 1:01.80 at the Fair Grounds. Dallas will continue to stress long steady breezes and not emphasize speed, but Macho Again has been so fresh that he's been aggressive on his own. We remain pointed for the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic on April 17th at Charles Town.
Sheryl's Melody breezed a solid half-mile 49 flat at the Fair Grounds. It was a strong drill designed to get Sheryl on her toes. We are set for the turf MSW on March 12th at the Fair Grounds.