(Out for a Spin after the G1 Ashland / 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.
- Sprawl, a 2YO son of City Zip and trained by Bill Mott, worked at Churchill Downs this morning for the first time since his impressive MSW victory at Keeneland on Oct. 5. Went 3 furlongs today in an ultra-fast :35.80. That was the bullet move out of 7 to clock the distance. This one could be just scratching the surface, and beginning to figure out this racing game. Bears watching next time out. Talent here.
- Fenwick Station, a 2YO son of Magician and trained by Eddie Kenneally, was super impressive in his last outing — when he won an allowance race at Churchill Downs on Sept. 29. Dumped the rider and ran off in the post parade before he was adeptly corralled by the outrider. The rider, Declan Cannon, got back aboard and the duo won — despite all the hysterics. In 3 career starts now, Fenwick Station has 2 wins and a second in the Gainesway Farm Juvenile Stakes. Solid grass pedigree, too.
- Out for a Spin, winner of the G1 Ashland Stakes this Spring before running 10th to Serengeti Empress in the KY Oaks, worked this morning at Churchill Downs for trainer Dallas Stewart. The 3YO daughter of Hard Spun went 5 furlongs in a snappy 1:01 flat. That was 2nd best of 19 to travel the distance. It was the 7th published work since Out for a Spin returned to serious training on Sept. 3. Should be ready to rock. And, roll.
- Seek N Justice, a 3YO colt by Caleb’s Posse and a youngster I used to own before he was claimed by trainer Tom Amoss, worked this morning at the Churchill Downs Training Center. Went 5 furlongs in 1:02.80, which was the 4th best time out of 5 to clock the distance. Still rooting for the little man. After all, he gave all, and I still own two half-sisters.
- Whiskey Echo, a 3YO son of Tiznow and trained by Steve Asmussen for the Winchell Thoroughbreds Group, worked this morning at Keeneland. The colt — who ran 7th in the Ellis Park Derby in his last start on Aug. 11 — went 5 furlongs in 1:01 flat. That was 3rd best time out of 5 to clock the distance. It was his 6th published work since the last race. Looks about ready to fire again. In 6 lifetime starts, Whiskey Echo has a record of 2-1-1.