(Secret Oath / 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. Cascais, a 3YO son of Into Mischief and trained by Chad Brown, worked at Belmont Park in New York this morning. The colt — who won his last time out at Aqueduct — went 4 furlongs in :50.46. That was the 11th best time out of 51 to go the distance. This guy has been entered in two sales in the past. Did not meet the reserve price in either and was brought home by the ownership team of Three Chimney’s Farm and Gonzalo B. Torrealba. Broke the MSW in November over the Aqueduct track. After bobbling at the start, this one still made the lead and held on to win by over a length going a mile distance on the main dirt track. Be interesting to see how this one progresses this Spring.
  2. Gilcrease, a 3YO son of More Than Ready and trained by Al Stall, Jr., worked this morning in New Orleans and at the Fair Grounds. Went an easy 3 furlongs in :37.20. That was the bullet move out of 6 to go that distance in just the 2nd published work since being returned to serious training on Dec. 30. This one broke the maiden in the career debut at Saratoga last July. That was at 5.5 furlongs and over the main track. Ran off to an easy and impressive 2-length victory that day. That was in August of last year, though, and we are more than ready to see more out of this son of More Than Ready. Next?
  3. Gunite, a 4YO son of Gun Runner and trained by HOFer Steve Asmussen for the Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC group, worked this morning in New Orleans, as well. The multiple Graded Stakes winner went 5 furlongs in a brisk :58.60. That was the 2nd best time out of 26 to go that distance this morning. Last time out, this guy was 4th in the G1 Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at KEE on Nov. 5. Before that, this guy had 4 wins and a 2nd in the last 5 outings. Look for this guy to be ready to rock, if not roll, very soon.
  4. Private Creed, a 3YO son of Jimmy Creed and trained by Steve Asmussen, worked at the Fair Grounds, as well. This early February foal went 5 furlongs in a brisk 1:00.60. That was the 6th best time out of 26 to go the distance. Last time out, this guy was 3rd in the G1 Breeders’ cup Juvenile Turf behind the likes of Mischief Magic and Dramatized. Won two Stakes last year, including the Indian Summer Stakes at KEE on Oct. 9. Look for this one to be ready to pop soon.
  5. Secret Oath, winner of the 2022 Kentucky Oaks for trainer D. Wayne Lukas, worked this morning at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, AR. This classy lady went 5 furlongs in 1:01.80. That was the 5th best time out of 17 to go the distance, and it was just her 2nd published work since being returned to serious training on Jan. 8 here. In 13 lifetime starts now, Secret Oath has a record of 5-2-3. Not bad. Not half bad, to be sure.
  6. Shesterkin, a 3YO daughter of Violence and trained by Todd Pletcher, may be one to keep an eye on all Spring. This gal — who broke the MSW on the last day of 2022 by an easy, front-wheeling 2+ lengths — worked today, going 4 furlongs in :50.03. That was the 11th best time on that front.