(Monomoy Girl after winning the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff / 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.  We will keep a keen eye and stopwatch to see who may be working well:

  1. Dream Maker, a 3YO Tapit colt trained by Mark Casse, looked like a world beater when he romped to an impressive allowance race victory at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 9. He looked like the world could beat him in the Tampa Bay Derby, when he faded to a non-relevant 10th. What’s next for this one? He worked a half mile at the Fair Grounds this morning, going the distance in :48.40. That was the 8th best time out of 43. Will be interesting to see where this one shows up next.
  2. Flameaway, impressive winner of the Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs last time out, worked this morning in New Orleans for Team Casse, as well. The 4YO Scat Daddy colt went a half mile in :49.60 — which was 20th best out of 43. This guy is gutty and speedy, but has only two wins in the last 12 months and both came at Tampa Bay. Horse for course? We shall see more soon.
  3. Marquee Prince, a 3YO Cairo Prince colt and trained by Brad Cox, is coming off back to back wins in the Lloyd Captain Maestri Memorial Stakes and the Black Gold Stakes at the Fair Grounds. In 7 career starts, now, he has 4 wins. Worked a half mile in New Orleans this morning, going the distance in a time of :48.80 — the 13th best time. Be interesting to see where he goes next. Developing into a good one.
  4. Weabie, a 3YO Distorted Humor colt, broke his maiden for Mark Casse last time out at the Fair Grounds. This guy was purchased for $300,000 as a Fasig-Tipton yearling and is now a winner in just two starts. He went a half mile in :50.20, which was 26th of the 43. Look for more from this one soon.
  5. Arklow, a 5YO son of Arch and a multiple Graded Stakes winner now for the barn of Brad Cox, worked a brilliant 5 furlongs at the Fair Grounds. He went the distance in :59.60, which was the bullet move out of 21 to go the distance. It was his 6th published work since Feb. 16. Seems to be getting ready for a race soon. Last race was a nice 4th in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs last November. Beware. Looks ready.
  6. Covfefe, a 3YO Into Mischief filly trained by Cox, was brilliant in her debut at Churchill Downs last September. Ran off to an impressive victory by nearly 10 lengths in the debut. Came right back the next time out in the G1 Frizette Stakes, and ran fourth. Been off since that race last October, but she got her 6th published work since Feb. 17 this morning in New Orleans. Went 5 furlongs in 1:00.40. That was 4th best of the 21. Looks about ready for the 2019 debut. A raw talent.
  7. Monomoy Girl, the 3YO Champ of a year ago and a daughter of Tapizar, is working towards her 2019 debut for the barn of Brad Cox. She went 5 furlongs today in an easy 1:03. That was 18th of the 21. In 11 career starts to date, the KY Oaks & Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner has 9 wins and 2 seconds. Was DQ’d from first in one of those beats. One of the best, as in ever.
  8. Curlin Grey, a 3YO son of Curlin and trained by Ken McPeek, was a bitter disappointment when running 9th in the recent Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Much was expected of him after his third in an allowance at Gulfstream Park allowance and the stretch out to the extra distance. He was back in action at Keeneland this morning, working a half mile in :50.60. that was the 27th best time out of 32 to go the distance. Where next?
  9. Wonder Gadot, a 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro and trained by Mark Casse, worked this morning at Oaklawn Park. The talented filly — who ran second to Monomoy Girl in the 2018 KY Oaks — went a half mile in :49.80. that was 54th best out of 96. She ran second in an allowance in Hot Springs, AR on March 8 to begin the 2019 season. Should be fitter next time out.
  10. Whitmore, one of the best sprinters in the world over the past three years and trained by Ron Moquett, worked at Oaklawn Park this morning, as well. The son of Pleasantly Perfect went 5 furlongs in :59.40, which was the 2nd best time out of 31 to make the distance. He started the 2019 season on March 9 with a win in the Hot Springs Stakes here. Look for more soon.
  11. Sparky Ville, a 3YO son of Candy Ride and trained by Jeff Bonde, worked at Santa Anita this morning. The winner of the G2 San Vicente Stakes last time out worked 6 furlongs in 1:14.80. That was the 10th best time out of 21 to go that far. Needs to find a race soon to get back on the KY Derby Road.