(Elite Power after winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint / Coady Photography)
(Clairiere / 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:
- Anthewinneris, a 3YO son of Oscar Performance and trained by Wayne Catalano, was back on the track at the Fair Grounds this morning. This winner of the G2 Castle & Key Bourbon Stakes at KEE last October went 4 furlongs over the dirt surface in :48.60. That was the 6th best time out of 40 to clock the distance today. The connections spoke of trying the “Road to the KY Derby” before running in the Gun Runner Stakes in New Orleans last time out. Was a very well-beaten 5th in that one to Jace’s Road, who romped by over 51/2 lengths. Wonder if this one makes his way back to the grass soon?
- Clairiere, a world-class daughter of Curlin and now a 5YO mare trained by Steve Asmussen, worked this morning in New Orleans, as well. This class multiple Graded Stakes winner got her 3rd published work since being returned to serious training on Dec. 29. Went 4 furlongs in a pedestrian :50.80. That was the 35th best time out of the 40. Last time out, this gal — who has won over $2.1 million in purses — ran 3rd to Malathaat in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at KEE. Great to see her back in training and being pointed to another round of races soon. Love this one’s style.
- Oliviaofthethedesert, a 5YO daughter of Bernardini and another in the barn of Catalano, worked at the Fair Grounds, too. This one — who captured the Blushing K.D. Stakes last time out here and has now grown her overall record to 6-1-3 in 22 lifetime starts — went 4 furlongs in :50.20. That was 27th best of the group. Stay tuned for the next outing. Could be on top of her game right now.
- Ryvit, a 3YO son of Competitive Edge and another in the barn of HOFer Steve Asmussen, worked in New Orleans this morning. This guy — who is still a maiden, but ran 3rd in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs last May — worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40. That was 3rd best of 16 to go the distance. Look for this one to pop soon. It was the 6th published work since mid-December. Looks like this one is ready for the return. Soon.
- Elite Power, a 5YO son of Curlin and trained by Bill Mott, worked at Payson Park this morning. The winner of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint last time out and now winner of 5 in a row went 4 furlongs in :49.80. That was the 2nd best time out of 9 to go the distance. It was the 2nd published work since being returned to serious training the first week of January. Look for this guy to have a super year. Looks the part.