(Mr. Monomoy / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
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.
- Juulstone, a 2YO son of American Pharoah and a homebred for DATTT Stable, blew out 3 furlongs at Belmont Park today for a race that he is entered in tomorrow. The colt went 3 furlongs in :37.22, which was the 9th best time out of 20 to go the distance. Juulstone — who has not hit the board in two previous starts — is entered in the 5th race at Aqueduct on Saturday. The colt drew the #7 post and has John Velazquez named to ride. In the first two career starts, this one has a 5th and a 6th. Hall of Fame trainer knows how to coach them. Look for a sharper effort on Saturday. I’m in.
- Mr. Monomoy, a half-brother to the Champ Monomoy Girl and an impressive winner in the last race out, worked this morning at Churchill Downs. The 2YO son of Palace Malice went 4 furlongs under the Twin Spires in an impressive time of :46.60. That was the bullet move out of 15 to go that far. Last time out, at Churchill Downs on Nov. 16, Mr. Monomoy easily dispatched a field of 10 others and drew off to win by more than 51/2 lengths. Impressive. More to come.
- Lombo, a 4YO son of Graydar and trained by Phil D’Amato, worked at the Trackside Training Center in Louisville this morning. The colt — who ran 6th in the G2 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 27 and has only 1 third in 4 starts this year — went 5 furlongs today in a snappy time of :59.60. That was the bullet move on the day. In 11 career starts now, this one has 3 wins and 2 thirds. Did win the G3 Robert B. Lewish Stakes at Santa Anita in February of 2018. Back class there.
- Specially, a 2YO daughter of Tapiture and winner on debut at KEE on Oct. 5, worked this morning at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. This one — who ran 7th in the Rags to Riches Stakes at Churchill Downs in her last start — went 4 furlongs in :48.80. That was the 9th best time out of 48 to go the distance. No plans just yet for this one, who cost a handsome $475,000 at a 2YO Sale earlier this year, but trainer Mark Casse is known to have one. For sure. Stay tuned.
- Wheat King, a 2YO son of Tiznow and also trained by Mark Casse, worked this morning in New Orleans, as well. This one — who ran 7th in the Street Sense Stakes in his last outing — went an easy half mile in :51.20. That was 35th best of the 48. In the first two starts to the career, this one had a win and a second. More to come from this one, too. Stay tuned, II.