(Shedaresthedevil / 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. Morello, a 3YO son of Classic Empire and trained by Steve Asmussen, worked at Belmont Park this morning. On the day after his stable star Epicenter ran off to an easy and impressive winner in the G2 Risen Star Stakes, Team Asmussen sent out this undefeated colt, who just may jump into the race for the Triple Crown, as well. This one is coming off a 5-length win in the Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct in the last start on Feb. 6. That was at 7 furlongs over the main dirt track. Got his first serious run around the track since that win this morning. Went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60. That was the bullet move out of 10 to go the distance. Look for this one — who sold for $250,000 at a 2YO Sale last May — to make a major move up the next time out. Watching.
  2. Bonny South, the multiple Graded Stakes winning daughter of Munnings and trained by Brad Cox, got her first major, public work this morning at the Fair Grounds. Went an easy 3 furlongs in :37.60, which was the 7th best time out of 19 to go the distance. This was her first published move since running 2nd in the G2 Falls City Stakes at Churchill Downs last November. In the last 3 starts of 2021, Bonny South was 2nd in the G1 Personal Ensign; 3rd in the G1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes; and 2nd in the Falls City. She is 5YO now, but don’t mistake. She may get even better.
  3. Change of Control, a multiple Graded Stakes winning daughter of Fed Biz and trained by the very talented Michelle Lovell, worked this morning in New Orleans, as well. This gal — who has earned over $754,000 in purses so far and is coming off a 2nd in the Frederick P. Aime Memorial Stakes at the Fair Grounds last time out — went a half mile in :49 flat. That was the 14th best time out of 83 to clock this distance. This one won the G3 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at KEE last October. Top notch. Watch for next.
  4. Nashville, a brilliantly fast son of Speightstown and trained by Team Asmussen, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning, too. The 5YO horse — who ran a disappointing 7th in the King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park last time out on Jan. 29 — went 4 furlongs in :49.80. That was the 45th best time out of the 83. In 6 lifetime starts now, this one has a 3-1-0 mark and is a Stakes winner at KEE. On the comeback road, and may be ready next time out.
  5. Gilded Ruler, a 3YO son of Into Mischief and trained by Brad Cox, may be a “Horse to Watch.” This February foal has raced three times to date. Has a 1-1-1 mark and is coming off a nice 2nd last time out to Higher Standard. (This is another one to watch, too.) Gilded ruler pressed the pace and just could not get by the winner that day. Both of these horses could move forward and jump into the serious Stakes races coming up soon. Gilded Ruler went 5 furlongs at the Fair Grounds today in an impressive 1:00.60. Very smooth. Talent here. That was the 6th best time out of 51 to go the distance and it could have been even better. Stay tuned.
  6. Red Run, a 3YO son of Gun Runner and a stablemate of Epicenter, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning, too. This guy — who won the Bob Bork Texas Turf Mile last time out — went 5 furlongs in an impressive 1:00.80. That was the 9th best time at the distance over the main dirt track. This guy may have found a new career with the sod victory last time out. Big things expected of this one for the Winchell Thoroughbreds party. Look for where he shows up next.
  7. Shedaresthedevil, a multiple Graded Stakes winning daughter of Daredevil and taught by trainer Brad Cox, was back on the track in New Orleans this morning. The brilliant 5YO mare went 5 furlongs in 1:01.40. That was the 18th best time out of the 51 to negotiate the distance over the main dirt track. It was the mare’s 4th published work since being returned to serious training on Jan. 30. In her last start, Shedaresthedevil was 6th in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar last November. Before that, though, she had won Graded Stakes in a row. She was purchased by a syndicate led by Whisper hill Farm at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton November Sale for a whopping $5 million. Lots for her to do in her career. Still.
  8. Warrant, a 4YO son of Constitution and a Graded Stakes winner trained by Cox, worked at the Fair Grounds this morn. Went 5 furlongs in 1:00 flat. That was the bullet move out of the 51. Brilliant today. Last time out, this one was 3rd in the G3 Louisiana Stakes. Lost to the likes of Mandaloun and Midnight Bourbon — both of whom have now moved to the Middle East to chase the big time. Look for this one to pick up the mantle for the Cox team. Soon.
  9. Matareya, a 3YO daughter of Pioneerof the Nile and trained by Cox, worked at Oaklawn Park this morning. This gal — who was 2nd in the Fern Creek Stakes at Churchill Downs last November and was 5th in the G1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes — is entered to run in Hot Springs later this week on Saturday. Tuned up with a 5-furlong work this morn. Went the distance in 1:02.60. That was 27th best of the 43 to go the distance. Look out here. Could be a serious stepping stone for this gal — who is homebred for Godolphin Stables.
  10. Yuugiri, a 3YO daughter of Shackleford and trained by Rudolph Brisset, worked at Oaklawn Park this morning, as well. This gal — who was 2nd in the G2 Golden Rod Stakes in her last start — went 5 furlongs in 1:01.80. That was the 17th best time out of 43 to clock the distance. It was the 7th published work since Jan. 6. Ready. Aim. Go.