(Bell’s the One and trainer Neil Pessin / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)
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.
- Fighting Seabee, a 3YO son of Summer Front and trained by Ken McPeek, has not raced since finishing 7th in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs last November. The 3rd-place finisher in that event was Tiz the Law. Before that race, Fighting Seabee ran 2nd in the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs and won the G3 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga on the grass. He got his 3rd published work today since being returned to serious training on Aug. 1. Went 3 furlongs in an eye-popping :35.80, which was the bullet move out of 9. Look for more out of this one soon.
- Movie Moxy, a 3YO daughter of Street Sense and trained by Eddie Kenneally, is still a maiden, but maybe not for long. In two starts this year, the filly has a third and a second in MSW events at both Churchill Downs in June and KEE in July. Got her first work since the run at Keeneland today. Went 3 furlongs in :37.40. That was the 6th best time out of 9. Current owners Jim and Susan Hill spent $225,000 for this one at the 2018 KEE September Sales.
- Mailman Money, a 3YO son of Goldencents and trained by the highly-successful W. Bret Calhoun, worked at Churchill Downs this morning, as well. Went a half-mile today in :49.80, and that was the 30th best time out of 44 to go that far. It was the 3rd published work since he was returned to serious training on July 29. In this last outing, in the G2 Louisiana Derby on March 21, he was a distant 11th. Before that, though, he was 4th in the G2 Risen Star Stakes. Won his first two starts. Look for more out of this one this Fall. Talented.
- Bell’s the One, a multiple Graded Stakes winner trained by Neil Pessin, worked at Churchill Downs this morning, too. Last time out, this one ran third to the great Guarana and Mia Mischief i the G1 Madison Stakes at KEE on July 11. Bell went 5 furlongs in 1:00 flat, which was the 2nd best time out of 23. This talented gal has won a Stakes over the turf, the dirt and broke the maiden over the AW. Versatile.
- Dos Vinos, a 4YO daughter of Twirling Candy and trained by W. Bret Calhoun, is a perfect 2-for-2 this year and is coming off a win in an allowance at KEE on July 9. Last time out won by a neck over a good one in Club Car. Worked this morning at Churchill Downs, going 5 furlongs in :59.80. That was the bullet move out of 23 to go the distance. On the improve.
- Mr. Big News, another talented runner in the barn of W. Bret Calhoun, worked this morning, as well. The 3YO son of Giant’s Causeway — who ran 6th behind Art Collector in the G2 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes last time out — went 5 furlongs in a nice 1:01 flat. That was the 9th best time out of 23. Before the last run, Mr. Big News made a lot of news by winning the Oaklawn Stakes in Hot Springs on April 11. More news is in this one’s future, too.
- Authentic, a 3YO son of Into Mischief and a part of the “Baffert Bunch” headed to this year’s Kentucky Derby, worked at Del Mar this morning. The May foal went 6 furlongs in 1:12.60 — which was the bullet move out of 4 to go that far today. In 5 career races to date, Authentic has 4 wins and a second. The only loss came to Honor A.P. in this year’s Santa Anita Derby, when Authentic was running off a 3-month layup. In the last start, Authentic won the G1 Haskell Stakes, nipping NyTraffic at the wire. One of my top selections for the 146th running of “Roses.”
- Math Wizard, a Graded Stakes-winning son of Algorithms and trained by Safe A. Joseph, Jr., worked at Saratoga this morn. The colt — who ran second in the G3 Monmouth Cup Stakes last time out on July 18 — went 5 furlongs over the dirt track in 1:00.38. That was the bullet move out of 8 to travel the distance today. In 17 career starts, this one has 3-3-3 record and has totaled over $1.102 million in career earnings. If you will remember back to last year, this one rallied late to nip Mr. Money in the G1 Pennsylvania Derby. Also beat War of Will, Improbable in that race, too. Nice company. Big time company.
- NyTraffic, a 3YO son of Cross Traffic and trained by Joseph, Jr., worked at Saratoga today, as well. This one — headed to the KY Derby next off his impressive closing effort in the Haskell — went 5 furlongs in 1:00.38. That was the bullet time of the day at the distance. This guy has only 1 win in 5 tries this year, but has a second to Authentic; a second to Maxfield in the G3 Matt Winn Stakes; and a second to Wells Bayou in the G2 Louisiana Derby Stakes.