(My Boy Jack / 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.
- Turn and Bern, a 4YO daughter of Bernardini and trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, has not raced since finishing 5th in the Saratoga Dew Stakes at “The Spa” in August. But the filly got her first published work since then this morning at the Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida. She breezed an easy half mile in :50.25. That was the 11th best time out of the first 23 to go over the dirt surface. She is aways away from the afternoon, but is headed back in the right direction. This homebred for Chester and Mary Broman has compiled 2 wins in the first 8 career starts. Looking for some black type, to be sure. The first dam of this one is Whichwaydidshego, a winning daughter of Storm Cat. The second dam, though, is Spunoutacontrol, a daughter of Wild Again. She raced 5 times in her career for Jayeff B Stables. Won 4 of them. Including the Singing Beauty Stakes at Laurel Park. The third dam? Yarn. From Claiborne Farm fame. Watch for this one to head to the breeding shed if they can get a little black type.
- Loaded, a 2YO daughter of Ghostzapper and owned by G. Watts Humphrey, Jr., worked this morning in South Florida for trainer Rusty Arnold. This filly, who was purchased out of the 2018 KEE September Yearling Sale for the reasonable sum of $250,000, went an easy half mile in :53 flat. That was the 22nd best time out of the 23. It was her first work since relocating South from the Kentucky base of operations. In two starts to date, this one has a second at Keeneland on Oct. 12 and a second at Churchill Downs on Nov. 7. In the last outing, she ran second to the highly-regarded and odds-on favorite Slam Dunk. In the previous start, she was second to another highly touted filly in Turtle Trax, who came right back to win again. Loaded may not be loaded yet, but she looks like a winner ready to happen.
- Mandatory, a 2YO son of American Pharoah and trained by John Kimmel, may be one to keep an eye on, as well. This one has raced twice to date, with a third on debut. In the last outing, he pressed the pace but was no match for the odds-on favorite Forza Di Oro — who could be the real deal for trainer Bill Mott. Worked this morning at the Palm Meadows Training Center, as well. Went a half mile in :50.80. That was 15th best of 23. Bears watching.
- He Hate Me, a 4YO son of Algorithms and trained by Stanley Hough for the Sagamore Farm stable, has had a productive year. In 8 starts in 2019, he has a record of 2-2-3 and is coming off a 3rd place finish in the Millions Sprint Preview Stakes at Gulfstream Park West. Before that, he was 3rd in the G3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial at Laurel Park. Worked this morning in South Florida. Maintenance move of 1:02.25 over 5 furlongs. That was 2nd best of the 8. Watch this one to wheel back soon.
- Tenfold, whose only win in 2019 came in the G3 Pimlico Special earlier this year, worked this morning for trainer Steve Asmussen at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60 — which was the 6th best of the 11. Over the last couple, Tenfold has been 6th in the G3 Fayette Stakes at KEE and 8th in the G3 Lukas Stakes at Churchill Downs. Before that, was 4th in the G1 Pacific Classic. Amazingly, this one is just short of winning $1 Million in career earnings.
- My Boy Jack, another 4YO colt who looked to have such a promising career, worked this morning at the Fair Grounds, as well. This son of Creative Cause — who was 7th in the G3 Sycamore Stakes at KEE in his last outing — went a half mile in :53.40 for trainer J. Keith Desormeaux. Be interesting to see if this one stays on the sod, or returns to the dirt. In 18 career starts, he has a 3-3-3 mark and over $775,000 in career earnings.