Clockers Corner: 3/18-3/24 (Tuesday)
|Cinco de Mayo Mio||3/23||PM||5F||1:01.70||6/22|
|Hey Hey Mama||3/23||PM||5F||1:01.70||6/22|
|Buzzin and Dreamin
|Seeking The Ghost
|Belle of the Hall
|Mine For Love
|The Defense Rests
Celtic Charmer breezed a solid three-furlongs in 36.60 on Tuesday at Hollywood. The work was second of seven at the distance. Celtic Charmer went so easily that he earned a breezing notation rather than handily. Craig reports that Celtic Charmer has done everything right so far. He is scheduled to breeze a half-mile next week and remains on target to debut in the first condition book at Hollywood Park. Hollywood Park's meet begins on April 21st.
Cinco De Mayo Mio breezed a beautiful five furlongs in 1:01.70 in company with Hey Hey Mama on Tuesday at Palm Meadows. The work was 6th of 22 at the distance. Tom was very pleased with how Cinco has gone in her last two breezes, but he thinks the race this Monday, March 28th is just a bit too soon. He wants to get a couple more works into her, so he is targeting a MSW for her on April 11th at Gulfstream.
Hey Hey Mama turned in another strong five furlongs in 1:01.70 in company with Cinco de Mayo Mio on Tuesday at Palm Meadows. The work was 6th of 22 at the distance. Hey Hey Mama had been a little slower to make an impression on Tom, but he did like her last two works and felt that going in company with Cinco helped pick her head up. Hey Hey Mama is a work or two behind Cinco from a schedule perspective, so Tom is not sure if we make the end of the Gulfstream meet, which ends April 23rd, or whether we'd have to look to run shortly thereafter up north.
Tapit's Brew breezed an easy half-mile in 51.60 on Tuesday at Palm Meadows. The work was 52nd of 56 at the distance. Tom Albertrani has tentatively circled a MSW going a mile and a sixteenth on the turf on April 7th at Gulfstream as a possible target. However, ideally he wanted to go a flat mile. As a result, he said he would consider passing that race in favor of an extra race that might come up. He believes they will write extra races.
Awesome Gem worked a perfect five furlongs on Monday at Hollywood Park in preparation for the New Orleans Handicap (G2) on Saturday at Fair Grounds. He covered the distance in 1.00:40. The work was 3rd of 16 at the distance. David Flores was aboard for the work. Awesome Gem broke off 3 ½ lengths behind another horse, and then came home the last 1/8 of a mile in 11.2. Craig reports that he has never seen Awesome Gem swallow up another horse like he did during this work. David Flores was all smiles after the work and said that this horse feels just like he did before the Hawthorne Gold Cup. We are all set for the New Orleans Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Awesome Gem is set to ship to New Orleans on today, and he will be stabled at Wally Dollase's (Craig's father) barn. The plan remains that if we run well on Saturday, to stay east and point for the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic on April 17th at Charles Town in West Virginia.
Cantankerous Clyde worked four furlongs in 48:20 on Monday at Hollywood. The work was 2nd of 18 at the distance. Craig just wanted to get some air into his lungs as we enter Wednesday for the "a other than" allowance going six furlongs on March 27th at Golden Gate.
Merus Miami breezed a beautiful half-mile in 48.40 at Golden Gate. The work was 15th of 103 at the distance. O.J. Jauregui was delighted with the breeze. He went into the work thinking that the race coming up this weekend might be too soon, but after the work he changed his mind. He's going to see how Merus Miami comes out of the work, but he's leaning toward running in the "two other than" allowance on March 27th at Golden Gate.
Rereadthefootnotes breezed a good half-mile in 50.12 at Belmont. Mike Hushion called the work, "Just right. He finished up nicely." Mike does not need to do too much with him to stay fit. It's just a matter of keeping Rereadthefootnotes happy. We are on target for the $60,000 Billy Red Coat Stakes on April 21st at Aqueduct.
Buzzin and Dreamin worked an easy half-mile in 49.40 at Oaklawn. The work was 13th of 41 at the distance. Buzzin and Dreamin is set to run back in an "a other than" allowance going a mile on March 25th at Oaklawn Park.
Seeking The Ghost breezed an easy half-mile in 50.40 at Palm Meadows. The work was 24th of 37 at the distance. Tom would like to find a 50k maiden claimer for Seeking The Ghost at Gulfstream. We'll likely have to look for an extra race as everything in the book for straight three-year-old fillies is going long. However, there is a race for three-year-olds and up on April 11th that could be a possibility.
Belle of the Hall breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Palm Meadows. The work was second of fifth at the distance. Belle of the Hall has strung together a couple of her better works. The last condition book for Gulfstream just came out. There is a Florida bred MSW on April 8th at Gulfstream that is the only such race in the book. That will be our likely target.
Boulder Creek worked an excellent five furlongs in 1:01.60 at Hollywood. The work was 11th of 19 at the distance. Jeff Bloom was aboard for the work, and Craig Dollase told him to go about 1:01.2. Boulder Creek (under Jeff's piloting) nearly hit that right on the money. Boulder Creek ended up toying with the other horse before powering out after that horse wrapped up his breeze. Boulder Creek galloped out beautifully as well. Click here for video from Friday. We remain on target for one of the Kentucky Derby preps on either April 3rd or April 10th.
Macho Again breezed an easy six furlongs in 1:14.60 at the Fair Grounds. Dallas Stewart caught him galloping out seven furlongs in 1:28 and change. He reports that Macho Again was so pumped up after the work that he needed to put a lip chain on him afterwards. Robby Albarado has committed to ride Macho Again in the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic on April 17th at Charles Town.
Mine For Love fired a bullet five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Philadelphia Park. The work was the best of seventeen at the distance. Mine For Love did not breeze from the gate, but he did school earlier in the week and was better. Lupe plans to go six furlongs from the gate this week, and he thinks that would be the last major work we'd need before running. We are on target to run by mid-April.
The Defense Rests breezed a good half-mile in 49.44 at Belmont. The work was 27th of 59 at the distance. Mike Hushion wanted to see The Defense Rests move better after putting the glue on shoes on him. Mike said that The Defense Rests came home the last quarter-mile in 23.4. He said that the feet looked well after the breeze. He is scheduled to breeze back again. Based on that breeze we will know if we are ready to run. Mike thought we probably should be.