(Dean Martini / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
(Nearly?) 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:
- Dean Martini, a 4YO son of Cairo Prince and trained by Tom Amoss, came off the claiming wire to win the G3 Ohio Derby for the connections last June. Has not won since then, but is starting to click “North” again, and there could be some optimism in the barn after the gelding’s 3rd at KEE on April 11. Ran into a couple of buzz saws that day in Get the Prize and Banks Island, but Dean Martini was beaten only 3+ lengths for it all. Worked a very nice half-mile this morning over the main track at Churchill Downs. Went the distance in :47.80 — which was the bullet move out of 29 to go that far. That has to be exciting. Let’s hope for a return to favor in the next outing.
- Frank’s Rockette, a multiple Graded Stakes winning daughter of Into Mischief and trained by Bill Mott, worked at Churchill Downs this morning, as well. The 4YO filly went 4 furlongs in :50.20, which was the 20th best time out of the 29. Last time out, this one ran second to Edgeway in the Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on April 10. Before that, this one won the American Beauty Stakes in Hot Springs. In 12 lifetime starts, this one has a record of 7 wins and 5 seconds. The only miss? An 11th place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last November — against the boys. Can’t hold that one against her. Next?
- Long Weekend, a talented sprinter in the barn of Tom Amoss, worked this morning in Louisville, as well. This one went a nice half-mile in :48.40, which was the 8th best time out of the group. Has only started once this year and once since last August. Ran 8th in an allowance at Oaklawn Park in late April. But this one has talent. Won two stakes in Arkansas last Spring before tailing off the radar. Look for more out of this one soon.