A new feature that we will be adding to the site, starting regularly, will be a quick look at some of the best or most notable workouts at racetracks all over the country. We do not intend to be all encompassing, but we do plan to point out some horses that you may want to keep an eye on as they prep for races to come.
If you have someone you would like to point out, or you would like us to watch, as well, please pass it along. We will add to our list.
Dominating Woman, trained by the red hot Peter Miller on the West Coast, worked on Thursday (July 27) at the San Luis Rey Training Center going 3F in :37.20. This daughter of Dominus, and out of the unraced War Front mare Wet n’Reckless, showed a lot going wide in her first start last December, and came right back in February to break her maiden at Santa Anita by over 7 lengths. This is her second straight work for the 3YO in July and she could be getting ready for a return to the races in either August or September. Put her on your “Stable Mail.”
American Anthem, who has won two Graded Stakes in a row for trainer Bob Baffert after a disappointing 12th in the Santa Anita Derby and after shortening back up, worked a very sporty 4Fs on Thursday at Del Mar. He was timed in :47.60, which was the second fastest time out of 21 working the distance. The son of Bodemeister has won the G3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes and the G2 Woody Stephens in impressive fashion and appears to be making a case another try at the sprint distance. The Kings Bishop at Saratoga?
It Tiz Well, who won the G3 Delaware Oaks for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in her last, appears to be back on her running feet again. She worked 5/8ths on Thursday (July 27) in a brisk 1:00.20, which was the second fastest time out of 28 going that distance at Del Mar. This one was the bridesmaid to Unique Bella for much of her early career, but she is stepping up to be a really good one herself.
Blind Ambition, a 3YO colt by Tapit who is owned by Gainesway Farm, was back on the track this morning (July 27) getting some work in for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park. This colt had won two in a row before trying stakes company for the first time in the G3 Carry Back at Gulfstream Park on July 1. He faded to seventh that day, but you may want to keep an eye on him and the entry box next time. He worked 4F in a leisurely :51.58. It was his second work at the Big Sandy since the race in FLA.
Battle of Midway & McCraken, who are both being pointed to the G1 Haskell on Sunday at Monmouth Park, got in their last respective works Tuesday. Battle of Midway covered 4Fs in :48.80 at Del Mar and McCraken went 4Fs in :49.20 at Churchill Downs. Both will have supporters in one of the best 3YO Stakes since the Derby. Battle of Midway will be saddled by Jerry Hollendorfer, and McCraken will be prepped by trainer Ian Wilkes.