(Mailman Money / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Churchill Downs)
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 Range Toddy, a 5YO son of Take Charge Indy and now in the barn of trainer Dallas Stewart, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning. Went 4 furlongs in :48.40, which was the 5th best time out of 70 to clock the distance. It was the 7th published work since the horse was returned to serious training in early December. The horse — who ran 16th in the 2019 Kentucky Derby — last ran on May 23 at Churchill Downs. Was 12th in the Blame Stakes. In 15 career starts now, this one has a 4-1-2 record and has earned nearly $1 million.
- Mailman Money, a 4YO son of Goldencents and trained by W. Bret Calhoun, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning, too. Breezed 6 furlongs in 1:13.40, which was the bullet time out of 2 to travel that far. It was the colt’s 4th published work since being returned to serious training in December. When last seen on the track, this one won an allowance at Churchill Downs on Nov. 25. In 7 career starts now, this one has a 3-1-1 record. Ran 11th in the G2 Louisiana Derby a year ago.
- Hard Not To Love, a 5YO Hard Spun mare trained by John Shirreffs, worked at Santa Anita today. The multiple Graded Stakes winner went 4 furlongs in :50 flat, which was the 29th best time out of 33 to clock the distance over the main dirt track. Last time out, in the 2021 debut, this one ran third in the G3 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Before that, she ran in September at “The Great Race Place,” and was 2nd in the G2 Zenyatta Stakes. Look for more out of this one next time out. Surely, she needed that event.