(Lady Kate / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

(Kimari / 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:

  1. Eclipsed, a 2YO daughter of Exaggerator and trained by J. Keith Desormeaux, worked at Churchill Downs this morning and may be one worth watching going forward. This March foal ran a very nice 2nd on debut at Churchill Downs in May. Has been off since, but got his 8th published work today since being returned to serious training on Aug. 25 at Turfway Park. Went 4 rulings in :51.40, which was the 23rd best time out of 25 to go the distance. But he has been working faster and looks primed for a go.
  2. Kevin’s Folly, a 2YO son of Distorted Humor and trained by Tom Amoss, was back on the Louisville track this morning after a disappointing 8th in the G2 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at KEE last time out on Oct. 9. Before that, this one won a MSW event at first asking at Saratoga and came right back to be third in the G1 Hopeful Stakes at “The Spa” in September. Lost to Gunite and Wit in that one. Was nowhere to be found in the G1 Breeders’ Futurity last time out. Went 4 furlongs over the main dirt track in :48.40. That was the 4th best time out of the 25. Be fun to see this one get back on track on the track.
  3. Classic Moment, a 2YO son of Classic Empire and trained by Steve Asmussen, is definitely one to watch. This guy made the first start at KEE on Oct. 9. Went 4 wide and made the lead in the 6-furlong dirt debut in the deep stretch. Just couldn’t hold on and lost by less than a length at the wire, finishing 3rd. Winner was Strava, a son of Into Mischief that came late that day and may be a real good one. Connections paid a handsome $350,000 for this one at the KEE September Yearling Sale in 2020. Went 5 furlongs this morning at Churchill Downs in 1:02 flat. That was the 12th best time out of 18. Look for this one next out. Could pop.
  4. Red Run, a 2YO son of Gun Runner and also trained by Team Asmussen, worked this morning at Churchill Downs, as well. This guy — who won the debut and has since run in 3 straight Stakes events — went 5 furlongs in 1:02 flat. That was the same as the horse above. This one could be a handful if he gets back in the allowance ranks soon.
  5. Lady Kate, a 5YO daughter of Bernardini and trained by Eddie Kenneally, is a Graded Stakes-placed winner of over $420,000 in the career. She trained at KEE this morning, going an easy 4 furlongs in :50.20. That was 23rd best of 39 to clock the distance. Last time out, this one was 5th in the G2 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita for owner Brad Anderson (of Columbus, OH). Before that, though, this one was a game 2nd to Matera in the Groupie Doll Stakes at Ellis Park. This one is fast and furious, but game as hell, too. Not G1 caliber, but honest as the day is long and should fit a nice spot to fill later this meet. Look out on a speed-favoring KEE track.
  6. Sense Shines, a 2YO son of Flintshire and trained by Wesley Ward, is a perfect 1-for-1 in an abbreviated career, to date. Won the debut at Belmont Park, but that was in late May. Has not been back to the gate since. Works have been spotty since returning to training in August at Saratoga. Breezed from the gate at KEE this morning. Went 4 furlongs in a very impressive :47.80. That was the 4th best time out of the 39. Look for this one to show up soon. Watch out.
  7. Gear Jockey, a possible Breeders’ Cup contestant for trainer Rusty Arnold, trained at Keeneland this morning, as well. This 4YO son of Twirling Candy is coming off his impressive victory in the G3 FanDuel Turf Sprint Stakes at KY Downs. Before that, he was 3rd in the Troy Stakes at Saratoga. Went 4 furlongs over a soft turf course this a.m. in :51.40. That was the 5th best time out of 6 to work over the sod. In 8 starts this year, this one has a record of 4-1-2 and has earned over $757,000 — in 2021. Nearly a $1 million in earnings now. Look for this one’s next outing.
  8. Twilight Gleaming, another possible BC entrant, worked at KEE this morning over the turf. Went 4 furlongs in :50.60 — which was the bullet move of the 6 to record an official time. In 4 career starts, this daughter of National Defense has never been worse than 2nd. Has 2 wins and 2 seconds. Coming off a Stakes win at Deauville last time out. Was 2nd in a Group 2 at Ascot in June, too. This is one talented 2YO filly. Take note.
  9. Fast Boat, a 6YO son of City Zip and trained by Joe Sharp, worked at KEE this morning, too. This one — who won the Troy Stakes two back and was 4th in the FanDuel Turf Sprint Stakes at KY Downs last out — went 5 furlongs over the turf course in 1:02.20. That was the bullet move of the a.m. In 6 starts this year, this one has 3 wins, and, overall, is now 10-1-3 in 27 career efforts. This one could be a BC competitor, as well.
  10. Kimari, one of my favorites and a perfect 2-for-2 this year, worked at KEE this morning for trainer Wesley Ward. Has not seen the starter in the afternoon since winning the G1 Madison Stakes at KEE in April. But this talented late-runner got her 5th published work since mid-September this morning when she went 5 furlongs over the turf course in 1:02.60. That was the 2nd best time out of the 5. This gal has raced 10 times in the career, with 6 wins, 2 seconds and a third. Love this one. Lover her.