Every day, we will be scanning the published workouts all over the country to find some interesting and noteworthy moves on the track in the mornings. These may lead you to some important information as you do your handicapping and make your race day decisions.
Here is a look at today’s updates:
- Literary Critic, who was one of our first “Pedigree of the Day” profiles, will be making her second career start on Aug. 10 at Del Mar for trainer Richard Mandella. This one certainly needed her first experience, and she was defeated by a very nice prospect in Classy Tune. This one had a couple of nice, good, useful works over this track since that race, and now will shorten up a furlong, but, more importantly, will switch to the grass. Her grand-dam, Sweet Life, by Kris S., ran third in the G2 San Clemente Handicap at Del Mar — going one mile on the grass. This may be a little short for Literary Critic, but it may be the perfect surface. Literary Critic worked 5Fs today, putting up a 1:01 time, which was good enough for 21st out of 66 at Del Mar.
- Abbreviate, a 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday who ran second in her career debut to the eventual SW Adorable Miss, got her second published work for trainer Chad Brown since her last race in March. This one is on the comeback trail and should be ready for Belmont Park once the Saratoga meet concludes. She worked 4Fs on Sunday in :51.04, which was 61st out of 101 going the distance. Put her in your stable mail. I’m betting she pops right off the works when she makes it back.
- Action Everyday, who was one of many Derby contenders to pop his head up for trainer Todd Pletcher this spring, was back on the racetrack this morning at Monmouth Park. He went 4Fs in :49.40, which was the 30th best out of 78 works at the distance. This 3YO son of The Factor ran third in the Frederico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico this April, but had not shown up on the work tab since then until August. This is his second timed work in the morning on his comeback trail.