(Trainer Tom Amoss conditions Long Weekend / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)
Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country. We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race fans and handicappers. Some of the horses we will be tracking, you will know. Some of them, you may not know — as of yet.
- Long Weekend, a 2YO son of Majesticperfection and trained by Tom Amoss, got to stretch his legs at the Fair Grounds this morning. The colt — who broke his maiden on debut by over 5 lengths at Churchill Downs in June and then ran 6th in the Saratoga Special the next time out — went a half mile today in a time of :49.40. That was the 13th best time out of 36 to clock the distance. It was his second published work since rerouting to New Orleans for the winter. Here’s an interesting note about this colt — who cost the handsome sum of $225,000 at the OBS April Sale this year. He broke his maiden in a race that may become famous. It was the first start in the career for another talented runner — Dennis’ Moment. And, it was in that race that rider Robby Albarado tried to stick Dennis’ in a hole that a mouse would have trouble navigating. The colt clipped heels, and nearly went down. The rider bit the dust. After that, Dennis’ Moment came back to impress over and over until the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. In that one, Dennis’ about went down at the starting gate and lost all chance.
- Money Biz, a 2YO son of Fed Biz and trained by Hugh Robertson, worked this morning in New Orleans, as well. The colt — who broke his maiden at first request at the Fair Grounds on Dec. 1 — breezed a nice half mile in :49.80. That tied the move of Long Weekend, above. Money Biz was sold at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton October Sale for the price of $52,000. It was the third time that he been entered in a public auction, but the first time that he was actually sold. The other two times, he did not meet the reserve price. May turn out to be a very nice purchase for the ownership team.
- Marvin, a 2YO colt by Cross Traffic and another trained by Hugh Robertson, worked at Oaklawn Park this morning. This one — who ran 3rd on debut at Keeneland in October before breaking the maiden at Hawthorne in his last start — went a half mile in a blistering time of :47 flat. That was the bullet move out of 4 to go the distance. This one sold for $75,000 at the OBS June Sale and was sold to the current ownership team. Here’s an interesting side note to this guy. In the first career start? He ran 3rd to a son of Into Mischief by the name of Wayne O. Was beaten about 31/2 lengths that day. May be worth your while to keep an eye on Wayne O. But here’s the most interesting thing, to me. Marvin beat a horse by 31/4 lengths. That horse was? Mr. Monomoy. The half-brother to Monomoy’s Girl, and a 2YO colt that has a very promising future. Take note.