Clockers Corner: 5/20-5/26 (Wednesday)
|Sheryl's Melody||5/25||CD||4F (t)||50:00||3/7|
|El Gato Malo||5/24||HOL||6F||1.12:00||1/15|
|Cinco De Mayo Mio||5/22||MTH||4F||50.00||55/98|
|Too Wil For Words||5/22||ARL||4F||46.60||1/42|
|The Defense Rests||5/22||BEL||5F||1:04.22||14/14|
|Mine For Love
|Quiet All American
Moonstruck Maya's lungs have cleared up and she breezed a beautiful five furlongs in 1:01.1 in company with another nice horse this morning at Santa Anita. Carla called the work magnificent, and most importantly Maya scoped clean after the work. Carla will see how she comes out of the work before picking a spot, but we are on target to run in June at Hollywood. Click here for a video of Moonstruck Maya at Santa Anita.
Camp Victory worked four furlongs in 48:80 Wednesday morning at Santa Anita. The work was 7th of 9 at the distance. Carla did not want him to do too much in the effort, and she said it was nothing more than a leg stretcher. He cooled out fine. The new condition book comes out any day now, and we will get together with Carla and discuss our plan moving forward. Click here to see a video of Camp Victory and his new friend.
Majestic Peak breezed a good six furlongs in 1:14.80 this morning at Hollywood Park. The work was 7th of 11 at the distance. He is being pointed for an "a other than" allowance on the turf on June 9th at Hollywood. Click here for a video of Majestic Peak taken last week at Hollywood.
Sheryl's Melody worked four furlongs in 50:00 at Churchill. The work was 3rd of 7 at the distance. Dallas was thrilled with how she moved over the lawn. Therefore, we are going to take dead aim on the "a other than" allowance going a flat mile on the turf on May 29th at Churchill.
Speed Dating worked five furlongs in 1.04:62 on Tuesday morning at Belmont over the training track. Mike instructed the rider to go slow early and finish up strong. The rider went slow, but too slow. He did however have this filly finish up strong. Mike would have liked Speed Dating to go a bit faster in the work, but it was no fault of her own. We remain on target for the NY Bred allowance/optional claiming (50k) race going 7 furlongs on the turf of June 3rd at Belmont.
El Gato Malo worked a bullet six furlongs in 1.12:00 at Hollywood. The work was best of 15 at the distance. He broke off three lengths behind his work mate Celtic Charmer before cruising up and finishing on even terms with him. Craig called the work ‘super.' We are all set for the $150,000 Dallas Turf Cup on May 31st at Lone Star. El Gato Malo flies to Texas on Thursday.
Celtic Charmer worked a stamina building six furlongs in company with El Gato Malo in 1.12:60 at Hollywood. The work was 5th of 15 at the distance. When Celtic Charmer was eyed by El Gato Malo, he dug in and finished strongly. The duo finished on pretty even terms. Craig was very pleased with the effort and said it sets us up perfectly for the maiden special weight going 6 furlongs on the turf on May 31st at Hollywood.
The Whammer worked four furlongs in 49:40 at Hollywood. This was a routine work and he cooled out well. We are on target for the 25k maiden claimer going 5.5 furlongs on May 28th at Hollywood. Tyler Baze has committed to ride.
Silver Gem worked an easy three furlongs in 38:40 at Monmouth. She moved well over the racetrack and Jason was pleased. She was a little bit tired after the work, but it is just a matter of getting her fitter. She will have a few more 3/8 mile breezes before graduating onto half mile breezes.
Awesome Gem worked six furlongs in 1.13:00 at Hollywood. The work was 4th of 10 at the distance. Once again, Craig was pleased with the work. He said, "I love how he finished." This was his final work in preparation for the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on May 31st at Lone Star. He flies to Texas on Thursday.
Cinco De Mayo Mio worked an easy four furlongs in 50:00 at Monmouth. Buzz Chace was at Monmouth for the work and was very impressed. This filly has really blossomed since shipping north and looks great. Our original plan was to point for the "a other than" allowance going 6 furlongs on May 30th at Monmouth. However, Tom has not ruled out running her in the "a other than allowance" going one mile and 70 yards on Saturday, May 29th at Monmouth. Tom thinks this filly is plenty fit and thinks running her long now will set us up for some nice stakes races this summer. We enter Wednesday for Saturday and Thursday for Sunday. So we will know where we are running on Wednesday at the latest.
Too Wild For Words worked a bullet four furlongs in 46:60 at Arlington. The work was best of 42 at the distance. Wayne was very pleased with the work. He said Too Wild For Words easily and did not look like he going that fast. This horse is coming into hand very quickly. Wayne is going to school him at the starting gate this week. He will follow that up with a few 5/8 mile breezes. If everything continue on track, we may see him debut in July at Arlington.
The Defense Rests worked an easy five furlongs in 1.04:22 at Belmont over the training track. Mike said this was a routine work and that this colt is doing well. He will have one more work before Mike picks out a race. We will likely look to run in early June at Belmont.
Common Currency breezed an easy three furlongs in 38.80 at Belmont. The work was 11th of 16 at the distance. Mike reports that Common Currency went smoothly and looked good. He came out of the work well, so we should be back on track with a regular breeze schedule as we anticipate a start in the second half of June.
Flat Bold breezed a good five furlongs in 1:02.64 at Belmont. Tom Albertrani said that he went super easy and well in hand. Tom Albertrani plans to take a look early next week at who's going to show up for the Grade 1 Met Mile early next week and handicap the race a bit. If it looks like we have a realistic shot to run first, second or third then we might go ahead and take a shot. We'll know better once we see who all is planning to show up. If we don't go in the Met Mile then we'd run in a race in the first half of June as a prep for the Salvatore Mile.
King Ting worked a half-mile in 49.20 in company with Macho Tres and another horse. The work was 22nd of 42 at the distance. Dallas wanted to put him with a couple horses that were further ahead in their progression, because this horse needs some stiff competition. King Ting went well and held his own, but he was outfooted by Macho Tres. Macho Tres is a three-year-old, so Dallas did not expect King Ting to better him today, but it was an excellent learning experience. King Ting still has some weight to lose, but this kind of competition will only help him move forward. King Ting does not look like he'll quite make Churchill, so he'll likely debut at Saratoga.
Macho Tres worked a half-mile in 48.20 in company with King Ting and another horse. The work was 7th of 42 at the distance. He was in between horses and really well. He handled things well and accelerated nicely when asked. The exercise rider Keith said this colt has a lot of fight when he gets his nose in front and has done really nicely.
Montana Knight breezed a half-mile 48.74 at Belmont Park. The work was 13th of 48 at the distance. He went well. Mike is going to see how he's doing after the breeze. Mike just wanted a solid maintenance work. If all looks well, then we'll start looking for a race.
Macho Again breezed a good five furlongs in 1:00.60 in company on Thursday at Churchill Downs. The work was 8th of 22 at the distance. The pair broke off together then Macho Again was allowed to settle as the other horse went on. Macho Again drew even as they hit the stretch, and he bested his workmate at the wire. The pair went off in 25 and came home in 35 and change. Dallas noted that Macho Again really seemed to dig in when he saw the other horse which made him mention that he might consider taking the blinkers off Macho Again in the Stephen Foster. This was more musing than a concrete declaration, but it was interesting.
Majestic Peak breezed a solid five furlongs in 1:00.60 on Thursday at Hollywood Park. The work was 8th of 22 at the distance. Craig Dollase called it a routine move and Majestic Peak went well throughout. We will look for an "a other than" allowance in early June at Hollywood.
Merus Miami breezed an easy half-mile in 50.40 at Golden Gate. The work was 30th of 36 at the distance. Jockey David Lopez worked him, and O.J. told him to go very easily. O.J. caught him galloping out five furlongs in 1:02. O.J. needs to get one more work into Merus Miami. He plans to breeze him next Wednesday, so we will not make the allowance race if it is used on May 29th. O.J. wants to give Merus Miami 5-6 days after the breeze before running, so if it does not go on the 29th and is held until mid-week then we would run. O.J. thinks it's probable that the race won't be used the first day. However, if the race goes on the scheduled day, then O.J. said he would look for something at Hollywood Park.
Mine For Love breezed a sharp half-mile by himself in 46.41 on Thursday at Philadelphia Park. The work was 2nd of 11 at the distance. Jockey Carlos Cruz came out for the work this morning, and Lupe thought that he fit the horse well because of his aggressiveness.
Quiet All American breezed a half-mile in 49.20 on Thursday at Churchill Downs. The work was 12th of 30 at the distance. He went by himself. Dale caught the gallop out in 1:02 and change for five furlongs. The rider felt he had some horse left at the end. As Dale said, "It's great to have him back breezing, but the key is to see if we can string together 4 or 5 works and not have any setbacks." Click here for video of today's breeze.