(Knicks Go went Monday morning at the Fair Grounds / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

We are back looking at the daily workout schedule from around the country. Every day (Some days?), 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.

We are back…Take a look:

  1. Sittin On Go, a 3YO son of Brody’s Cause and trained by Dale Romans, sure had a rough 2021. After a rousing 2020, when he had 2 wins in 4 starts as a 2YO, this chestnut colt managed only a single 3rd in 8 starts. The last time he won a race? He captured the G3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Sept. 5, 2020. In other words? A long, long time ago. Worked 5 furlongs this morning at Churchill Downs. Went the distance in a snappy :59 flat. That was the bullet time out of 10 to mark the distance. But, on the other hand, this horse has always been a great work horse, slicing holes in the wind. Be interesting to see if this guy can recapture the glory in the New Year.
  2. Abscond, a 4YO daughter of Blame and a Graded Stakes winner for trainer Eddie Kenneally, worked this morning in New Orleans. The filly — who has gone winless in 7 starts in 2021 — went 4 furlongs in a time of :50.20. That was the 73rd best time out of the 104 to clock the distance. Last time out, this one came 4th in the G2 Goldikova Stakes at Del Mar on Nov. 6. Two races before that, she was 3rd in the KY Downs Ladies Turf Stakes and was 2nd in the g2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine in late July. Lat time this one finished in front of all the rest was September 15, 2019. She won the G1 Natalma Stakes in that affair.
  3. Concert Tour, a 3YO son of Street Sense and now in the barn of Brad Cox after being moved from the confines housing Bob Baffert’s horses, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning. The Multiple Graded Stakes winner — who has not run since his 9th place finish in the 2021 Preakness Stakes back in May — went 5 furlongs in 1:01 flat. That was the 3rd best time out of 26 to go the distance. This guy was entered on Monday — today — in the Woodchopper Stakes. Interesting. In 5 career starts now, this guy has 3 wins and a third. Only miss was the Preakness. Won the first three starts of the career — which included the G2 San Vicente Stakes and the G2 Rebel Stakes. Be interesting to see when this one returns, and the ability that he has when he gets back to running races.
  4. Knicks Go, the winner of the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the headliner going into this year’s Pegasus World Cup, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning, as well. The 5YO son of Painter — who has amassed over $8.673 million in earnings so far — went 5 furlongs in a solid 1:01 flat. That was the 3rd best time out of 26 to go that far. This one has the one big race to go before heading off to stud duty. Should be a handful when that day comes.
  5. Mandaloun, a 3YO son of Into Mischief and soon to be declared the winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission gets around to disqualifying Medina Spirit, was on the track at the Fair Grounds this morning, as well. This one — who was moved up to win the G1 Haskell Stakes last July, as well — went 5 furlongs in a snappy :59.60. That was the bullet move out of the 26 and it signals that this one is just about ready to face the starter once again. Today’s work was the 5th published move since he was returned to serious training at Churchill Downs in late November. Look for this one to pop in the entries soon. Looks ready. Looks poised.
  6. Super Stock, a 3YO son of Dialed In and trained by Steve Asmussen, worked at Oaklawn Park this morning. This one — who is a Graded Stakes winner of the G1 Arkansas Derby earlier this year — went 4 furlongs in :52 flat in a pure maintenance move. That was the 68th best time out of the 73. In 15 career starts now, this one has a record of 4-3-3 and has earned over $1.181 million in purses. Look for more out of this one — who just loves this Oaklawn Park strip.