(Archidust training over the turf at Keeneland / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

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. Sermononthemount, a 4YO son of Tale of Ekati and trained by Tom Amoss, worked at the Fair Grounds this morning. This Graded Stakes-placed winner of 3 races to date went 4 furlongs in :48.20. That was the 12th best time out of 38 to clock the distance in New Orleans today. It was the 2nd published work for the colt since being returned to serious training on Jan. 6. Last July, this one ran 2nd in the G3 Indiana Derby. Came right back to run 3rd in the Ellis Park Derby and 4th in the Bourbon Trail Stakes at Churchill Downs. Coming back off a freshener now. That should help.
  2. Archidust, now a 10YO son of Verrazano, has not raced since last August, but this one does have a record of 10 wins, 2 seconds and 4 thirds in a career that now spans 23 starts. Closing in on $500,000 in earnings. Last time out, this one was 6th in the KY Downs Preview Turf Sprint at Ellis Park. Did win the 2019 version of the Richard R. Scherer Memorial Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Worked this morning in New Orleans, going 4 furlongs in a brisk :47.60 — while breezing from the gate. That was the 3rd best time out of the 38. Look for this one to be ready for a go soon. This was the 4th published work since he was returned to serious action on Dec. 20.
  3. Subconscious, a 4YO son of Tapit and trained by HOFer Richard Mandella, worked this morning at the “Great Race Place,” which is better known as Santa Anita. Went 5 furlongs in 1:00.80. that was the bullet move out of 14 to clock the distance. This one ran 5th in the G1 Hollywood Derby last time out, but won the G2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita in the race before. That was his 3rd win in a row. Look for this one to be back on the track in the afternoon soon. In 7 career starts now, this one has a record of 3-1-1 and has earnings of over $227,000.
  4. Bran, a 4YO Brit-bred son of Muhaarar and trained by John Sadler, made his NA debut in the G2 Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 1. Ran a very nice 3rd in that ambitious spot, losing by less than 2 lengths to the winner — Chewing Gum. In 14 career starts now, this one has a record of 4-2-3. Worked this morning, going 4 furlongs in a maintenance-move like :49.00. That was the 2nd best time out of 7 to go over the dirt training track at Santa Anita. This one could be better the next time out.