Clockers Corner 5/27-6/4 (Friday)
|Feed A Fever||6/3||HOL||6F||1.14:60||5/7|
|Too Wild For Words||5/30||AP||5F||1.02:00||12/36|
|The Defense Rests||5/29||BEL||5F||1.00:97||5/31|
|King Ting (Ire)||5/28||CD||4F||50:40||23/32|
|Smile Down On Me||5/28||PHA||4F||48:97||5/10|
|Feed A Fever||5/27||HOL||5F||1.01:20||10/33|
King Ting worked a good half-mile in 49 in company with Macho Tres. The work was 7th of 40 at the distance. Jockey Randall Toups was on King Ting, and he was down inside. Toups said he had a lot of horse. Slowly but surely, the weight is starting to come off King Ting. He has come forward dramatically. We are close to progressing to five furlong breezes. He remains on target for Saratoga debut. Dallas feels that he is really putting it together. Click here for video of the work.
Macho Again turned in his final work prior to the Grade 1 Stephen Foster going five furlongs in 1:02.20 with Robby Albarado up. The work was 5th of 23 at the distance. Robby let Macho Again out a notch at the 3/16 pole and showed him the stick, and Macho Again bellied down. He came home the last eighth in 12 seconds. Robby said he liked his chances to become the first jockey to win four straight Fosters. If it happens, three of the four would be with West Point horses. Dallas confirmed that Macho Again will be without blinkers for the first time ever. Click here for video of the work.
Macho Tres worked a half-mile in 49 flat outside of King Ting at Churchill Downs. The work was 7th of 40 at the distance. He finished with good energy. The pair were together at the end of the work. Macho Tres remains on target to debut before Churchill Downs closes on July 4th. Dallas is not yet ready to commit to a race because he wants to see how he responds to a five furlong breeze before really zeroing in on a race. Click here for video of the work.
Smokinalisa breezed an easy three furlongs in company from the gate in 39.40 with another of Dallas Stewart's two-year-olds and a random older horse. Smokinalisa broke a little slow, but she poured it on late. She was even making up ground late on the older horse that was sent strongly from the gate. Dallas loved the breeze because Smokinalisa relaxed and waited then went steadily past the wire. That is the kind of move he wants from her so that she does not always feel that she has to use her speed. She will likely debut at Saratoga. Click here for video of the work.
Boulder Creek worked a beautiful five furlongs in 1:01.20 this morning at Hollywood. The work was 9th of 18th at the distance, and Craig was pleased with how he finished up. We are on target for the "a other than" allowance going 1 1/8 miles on the turf on June 11th at Hollywood. Rafael Bejarano has the call.
Feed A Fever breezed an easy six furlongs in 1:14.60 this morning at Hollywood. The work was 5th of 7 at the distance. She went by herself and finished well. We are on target for the 12.5k non-winners of two race on June 10th at Hollywood.
Meiann worked a bullet three furlongs in 36:95 over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. The work was best of 10 at the distance. Bill Mott called this "a big move forward." She moves very well over the surface up there and he really likes her so far. She cooled out well and continues on a regular work schedule.
Majestic Peak worked six furlongs out of the gate in 1.14:00 at Hollywood. The work was 3rd of 10 at the distance. Craig was happy with the work and reports that we are ready to run. We are pointing toward an "a other than" allowance going 6 furlongs on the turf on June 9th at Hollywood.
Moonstruck Maya worked five furlongs in 1.00:00 at Santa Anita. The work was 7th of 24 at the distance. Rafael Bejarano was aboard for the work and was very pleased with this filly. Carla called the work "spectacular." We are pointing for a maiden special weight going 5 furlongs on Sunday, June 13th at Hollywood.
Camp Victory worked four furlongs in 48:00 at Santa Anita. The work was 4th of 11 at the distance. Carla was very pleased with the effort, and reports that Camp Victory is moving well. She is also very happy with his weight, as he has put on some pounds since his last race. We will look to find a race for straight three-year-olds for him.
Common Currency worked four furlongs in company on Tuesday at Belmont in 49:30 over the training track. The work was 3rd of 9 at the distance. Mike reports that "he got a lot out of this work from a fitness perspective." We remain on target to run back in a New York bred maiden special weight by the end of June at Belmont.
Tapit's Brew worked five furlongs in 1.02:80 at Belmont. Tom Albertrani said this was a routine work and he did not ask Tapit's Brew for an abundance of speed, rather he just wanted to stretch his legs. He came out of the work in good order, and we are now pointing for a 50k maiden claiming going 1 1/16 miles on the turf on June 10th at Belmont.
Tehya had her first work at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. She went five furlongs in 1.01:80. OJ said this was a routine workk and he did not ask her for too much speed since it was her first work over the surface. He plans to work her back on Saturday. After Saturday's work, we will be ready to run. OJ did comment that Tehya has settled in nicely at Golden Gate.
Speed Dating worked three furlongs in 36:67 at Belmont over the training track. She is all set for the optional 50k claimer on Thursday at Belmont. She is in race 1 with Javier Castellano aboard.
Too Wild For Words breezed five furlongs in 1.02:00 at Arlington Park on Sunday. The work was 12th of 36 at the distance. He went by himself from the gate, and Wayne was thrilled with the effort. He was professional at the gate, broke alertly, and finished up well. He galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:15, which would have been the best work of the day for the distance. Too Wild For Words has exceeded our expectations about a timeline for his debut, and Wayne now thinks we will be ready to run by the end of June. There is a maiden special weight going 6 ½ furlongs on June 20th at Arlington that we will take a hard look at.
Silver Gem worked three furlongs in 38:40 at Monmouth Park. Jason Servis was pleased with the work and said "she did everything right." He has not asked her for a ton of speed yet, but will increase the intensity of her breezes in the coming weeks.
Phosphorescent worked four furlongs in 48:87 at Philadelphia. Lupe was pleased with the work. He did not ask him for an abundance of speed, and just wanted him to go out and get some air into his lungs. There was a race at Monmouth over the weekend that Lupe considered, but he thought the race was too quick back after Phosphorescent ran huge at Pimlico. Lupe is pointing him for a "two other than" allowance going five furlongs on the turf on June 26th at Philadelphia. Lupe would enter if an extra race was written earlier than the 26th, but he is ok with waiting to run until then because he thinks this horse runs well fresh.
Mesa Thunder worked five furlongs in 1.00:80 at Hollywood Park. The work was 5th of 23 at the distance. He worked in blinkers and the new bit, and Craig reports that he went very well. He thinks this colt will show more speed in his next race. We are all set for the "a other than" allowance on June 5th at Golden Gate.
The Defense Rests worked five furlongs in 1.00:97 at Belmont. The work was 5th of 31 at the distance. Mike Hushion reports that he got a bit tired, but should benefit a good deal from the work fitness wise. We enter Friday for a maiden special weight on June 10th at Belmont.
Macho Again breezed four furlongs in 50:40 at Churchill. Dallas had him go nice and easy by design. The track was muddy, but Dallas felt that the surface was satisfactory to work over. He went by himself and had good energy both during and after the work. Click here to see a video of the work. He is all set for the $600,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on June 12th at Churchill Downs.
Bellhouse worked four furlongs in 50:55 at Belmont. Tom was pleased with the work and feels that Bellhouse is moving much better behind. We are now pointing for a maiden special weight going 6 furlongs on June 19th at Belmont.
Bold Henry and Enduring Star worked a quarter mile in company at Woodbine in 25:60. Mark Casse had them go nice and easy since it was their first breeze over the surface. They both went well and cooled out fine after the breeze. They will work 3/8ths of a mile next time out.
Montana Knight worked a maintenance five furlongs in 1.03:74 at Belmont. Mike just wanted to stretch his legs in preparation for the $25k maiden claiming race going one mile on the turf on June 2nd at Belmont.
King Ting (Ire) worked four furlongs out of the gate in company with two other horses at Churchill. He covered the distance is 50:40. The work was 23rd of 32 at the distance. Dallas was very please with how he broke out of the gate. The exercise ride said he had plenty of horse through the entire breeze. He finished on even terms with both of his workmates. This was a very solid work. He continues shedding the pounds and will likely breeze five furlongs next time out.
Macho Tres worked four furlongs out of the gate in company with two others horses at Churchill. He covered the distance in 50:40. The work was 23rd of 32 at the distance. He broke in a bit of a tangle, but quickly made up ground. He finished on even terms with both of his workmates. The exercise rider said this horse finished with good energy and was very professional. He will likely work five furlongs next time out.
Smile Down On Me worked four furlongs in 48:97 at Philadelphia. The work was 5th of 10 at the distance. Lupe wanted to get a good breeze into him since we did not draw into the race at Penn National yesterday. Lupe will look for another "non winners of two" race going short at tracks around the region.
Virtuously (Congrats filly) worked three furlongs in company in 36:80 at Churchill. She galloped out a half mile in 50 and change. The work was 4th of 17 at the distance. Dale Romans was very pleased with the work. This filly changed leads perfectly and had great energy throughout the work. We hope to have some fun with her this summer in Saratoga.
Common Currency worked four furlongs in 51:42 over the training track at Belmont. Mike was pleased with the effort and remains confident that this colt will return to action at the end of June at Belmont. He will likely have two more half mile breezes before graduating onto 5/8ths breezes.
Feed A Fever worked five furlongs in 1.01:20 at Hollywood. The work was 10th of 33 at the distance. This was a routine work and she came out of it in good shape. We are pointing for a $12.5k "non winners of two lifetime" claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on June 10th at Hollywood. However, we will keep an eye out for any extras that go at Golden Gate, as she is ready to run.
Flat Bold worked four furlongs in 50:10 at Belmont. The work was 14th of 29 at the distance. Tom was very pleased with the work and said that Flat Bold went nice and easy throughout. We remain on target for the "three other than" allowance going a flat mile on June 18th at Belmont.
Smokinalisa worked three furlongs in 37:80 at Churchill. She is learning to relax more and more in the mornings. Dallas was pleased with the work and plans on working her four furlongs next time. She cooled out well after the work.
Dancing Compass worked a bullet four furlongs from the gate in 47:00 at Churchill. The work was best of 45 of the distance. She went in company with another horse and bested her workmate. She cooled out fine, and we are all set for the maiden special weight going 5 ½ furlongs on June 4th at Churchill.
Meiann worked three furlongs in 39:90 at Saratoga over the Oklahoma training track. Bill Mott reports that this was steady breeze and that this filly was on the bridle the whole time. Her first two 3/8ths breezes have been nice and easy. Bill plans to ask for more speed in her next work. She is on a path to debut at Saratoga this summer.