(Midnight Bisou / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
(Sir Winston winning the G1 Belmont Stakes / Photo Courtesy of NYRA)
(Perfect Alibi / 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.
- Perfect Alibi, a 3YO daughter of Sky Mesa and trained by Mark Casse for owner Tracy Farmer, worked at Belmont Park this morning. The talented filly — who was last see running 4th in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last November at Santa Anita — breezed 4 furlongs over the main track in a deliberate :51.13. That was the 49th best time out of 53 to clock the distance. It was the filly’s 6th published work since being returned to serious training in mid-March. Looks like the connections are just biding their time until racing resumes in the “City So Nice, They Named It Twice.” Look for this one. In 6 career starts, she has 3 wins and 2 seconds and the fourth. Talent.
- Sir Winston, winner of the 2019 Belmont Stakes for Casse and Farmer, worked this morning at “The Big Sandy,” as well. The 4YO son of Awesome Again — who won his 2020 debut in an allowance event at Aqueduct back in late January — breezed 4 furlongs in :51.13, too. It was his 6th published work since March 10. Could be ready soon.
- Montauk Daddy, a 3YO son of Daddy Long Legs and trained by Linda Rice, worked at Belmont Park today. The Florida-bred — who ran 3rd in the Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga last August — went a nice 5 furlongs in 1:00.61. It was the 2nd best time out of 29 to go that far, and it was only his 2nd published work since being returned to training here on April 23. The connections paid $160,000 for this one at the OBS-April Sale a year ago. In 4 starts so far, he has a win; a second; and a third and has earned nearly $75,000 in purses. Take a peek here.
- Montauk Traffic, a 3YO son of Cross Traffic and another conditioned by Rice, worked at Belmont Park, too. This one — who ran 4th to Mischevious Alex and just behind Attachment Rate in the G3 Gotham Stakes last time out — went 6 furlongs in 1:13.79. That was the bullet move out of just 3 to go that far. Looks poised.
- Midnight Bisou, a 5YO daughter of Midnight Lute and one of the world’s best horses in training, worked at Keeneland this morning for trainer Steve Asmussen. The Champion mare — who just ran 2nd against the boys and Maximum Security in the Saudi Cup last time out — worked an easy half mile in :49.40. That was the 15th best time out of 25 to clock the distance. It was the third published move for the mare since returning from the Middle East. Looks about ready soon. What a mare. Already earned over $7.25 million and still going. Beautiful.
- Honor A.P., a 3YO son of Honor Code and trained by John Shirreffs, is a prime contender for this year’s KY Derby and what’s left of a possible Triple Crown series. The colt — who ran 2nd to Authentic in the G2 San Felipe Stakes last time out and may be one of the few serious challengers to the entire “Baffert Bunch” this year — worked 7 furlongs in 1:29.20. That was the only time registered at the distance, and it was the 8th published work for the March foal since the last race. Looks primed and sitting on go for the return of the Santa Anita Derby. That, my friends, could be an interesting race.