(Dennis’ Moment / 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:
- Frank’s Rockette, a 4YO daughter of Into Mischief and trained by Bill Mott, got to stretch her legs a bit this morning at Belmont Park. The multiple Graded Stakes winner — who won the Saylorville Stakes at Prairie Meadows in her last start on July 3 — went an easy half-mile in :51.95. That was the 39th best time out of 43 for the speed merchant. In 15 races to date, this one has a record of 8-5-1 and has earned over $821,000 in the career. Look for more when this one is full cranked back into action. Talent.
- Dominga, a 4YO daughter of Ghostzapper and trained by Brad Cox, worked this morning at Ellis Park. The 4-time winner and Stakes champ went 4 furlongs over the dirt surface in a time of :49.20. That was 21st best out of 29 to clock the distance. Last time out, this gal was 2nd in the Ellis Park Turf Stakes. Did run 6th in the G3 Bewitch Stakes at KEE and 5th in the G3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs previously. Could add some tallies to the ledger before this one is done.
- Guntown, a 2YO son of Gun Runner and trained by Steve Asmussen for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds, worked at Ellis Park this morning, as well. This one — who has scored a 3rd place finish in the only previous race try to the mucho-talented Texas Red Hot — went 4 furlongs in a time of :51.20. That was 26th best of 29 to clock the distance. This one could be poised for a huge effort next time out. Barn likes to race these into final firm condition.
- Dennis’ Moment, a super talent just a couple of short summers ago for trainer Dale Romans, is back in the barn and going through his progressions in an effort to return to the track. The son of Tiznow has not raced since finishing 5th in an allowance at Churchill Downs on 11-27-2020. Got his 4th published work since being returned to steady training on June 26. Went 5 furlongs in 1:01.00 flat. That was the 9th best time out of 12 to negotiate the distance over the main dirt track. It sure would be grand to see this 4YO regain his past skill set, and headlines, too.
- Thoughtfully, a 3YO Tapit filly and trained by Steve Asmussen, will be making the first start of the 2021 season when she makes the starting gate next. This morning, she was working at KEE for the barn connections. Went a very solid 5 furlongs in 1:02.80. That was the 3rd best time out of 6 to clock the distance. It was the 6th published work since being returned to serious training on June 17. Has not missed a lick since, and the works are gradually improving each time out. This dark bay filly won the G2 Adirondack Stakes last year at Saratoga, after opening up the career with a win at Churchill Downs in the debut effort. Has not raced since finishing 7th in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last November. Look for more out of this one when she gets the green light.
- Drain the Clock, one of the more electrifying runners in the 3YO crop earlier this year when won 4 of 5 Stakes events for trainer Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., went 5 furlongs in a very nice :59.11. That was the bullet time out of 19 to make the effort at Saratoga this morning over the main dirt track. In 8 career starts now, this one has 6 wins and a second. Has won the G1 Woody Stephens Stakes and the G3 Bay Shore Stakes earlier this year, along with the G3 Swale Stakes. Was 2nd when stretched out in the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes and runner-up to Greatest Honour. Look out for this one at The Spa. Could be a handful in the G1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes later in the meet.
- Mischevious Alex, winner of three of four races this year for the Joseph barn, worked at Saratoga this morning, as well. This son of Into Mischief — who won the G1 Carter Handicap just two starts ago before running 3rd in the G1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park — went a brisk 5 furlongs in :59.97. That was the 3rd best time out of the 19. This 4YO has a 7-1-2 record in 13 career starts and is sitting on $714,000+ in earnings, too. Will be targeting a G1 soon, I suspect.