(Finite / 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.
- Major Cabbie, a 4YO son of Into Mischief and trained by Peter Miller, worked this morning over the main track at Churchill Downs. This guy — who has 3 wins and 2 thirds in 9 starts this year and most recently finished 5th in the G1 Clark Stakes in his last outing — went a half mile in :49.20. That was the 6th best time out of 17 to go the distance today. Interesting to note that this Louisiana-bred did not journey South for the Louisiana Champions Day program on Saturday. Must be pointed to something at Turfway soon. Take note. This one has turned up really good of late.
- One Step, a 2YO son of Wicked Strong and trained by Brad Cox, worked at Churchill Downs this morning, as well. This one — who cost $100,000 to purchase at the 2018 KEE September Yearling Sale — has run once, to date. That was a 4th place finish on debut to a good one in We the Clouds. The work this morning was solid. Went a half in :48.20, which was the 2nd best time out of 17. Look for this one next time out. Looks prepped.
- Tight Ten, a 3YO son of Tapit and trained by Steve Asmussen, worked this morning under the Twin Spires. The ultra-talented colt — who started the career so impressively — went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20. That was the 2nd best time out of 4 to go that far. As a 2YO last year, he started with a win at Churchill Downs on debut and then ran a super 2nd in the G2 Saratoga Special the next time out, and followed that up with a 2nd in the G3 Iroquois Stakes. But after running 9th in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, this one has fallen apart on the track. Has not been closer than 8th since then. Sure would be nice to see this one get back to his early success. Has super breeding behind him.
- Finite, one of the best 2YO fillies in the world right now and a daughter of Munnings, worked this morning at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans for trainer Steve Asmussen. This gal — who has 3 wins and 2 seconds in the first 5 career starts — went an easy half mile in :52.20. That was the 141st best time out of 149 to go the distance. It was her first published work in a month, and first move after she won the G2 Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs in her last outing. Chestnut filly is a pretty thing. And, she can flash some speed to match. One of the early favs for this year’s KY Oaks. Stay tuned.
- Portrait, a 2YO daughter of Tapizar and trained by Brad Cox, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning, as well. This gal — who has a win and 2 thirds in 3 career starts and is coming off a 3rd place finish in the G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs back in September — went a half mile in :49.20. That was the 27th best time. Was 3rd behind Lazy Daisey and His Glory in the Pocahontas. Looks like she may have more to offer in the future.
- Incorruptible, a 2YO son of Tapiture and trained by Asmussen, is coming off an impressive win at the Fair Grounds on Nov. 29 in the debut effort. Came from last in that one after breaking very, very slowly from the gate. Got ump at the end to draw off by over a half-length. Came back to work this morning in New Orleans. Went 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 — which was the 20th best time out of 39 to make the distance. Interesting one. Interesting.