(Enforceable / Photos by Coady Photography)
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:
- Barossa, a 2YO son of Into Mischief and trained by the embattled Bob Baffert, worked at Del Mar early this morning. This guy — who finished 4th in his career debut and cost a whopping $775,000 to purchase at the 2020 KEE September Yearling Sale — worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.20. That was the 4th best time out of 12 to clock the distance in the early stages of working hours. In the inaugural battle, this one was beaten a total of 20+ lengths after pushing for the lead in the early going. The early speedster in that race — the even-money favorite — faded to last. Hmmm. What’s up Doc?
- Guntown, a 2YO homebred son of Gun Runner for the Winchell Thoroughbreds, worked at Ellis Park on Tuesday. This one went the 5 furlong distance over the main dirt track in a time of 1:01.80. That was the 5th best time out of 7 to go that far on the day. In the debut run, this one was 3rd on July 11 and was beaten a total of 2 lengths by Texas Red Hot. The winner is expected to return in Stakes company here soon. Not a bad effort at all. Look for this one to be a tough out in the next meeting. Take note.
- Overbore, a 2YO son of Speightstown and train by Wesley Ward, was impressive this morning at Keeneland. The winner of the Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park in his last outing went 4 furlongs in :48.60. That was the 7th best time out of 16, but he was well in hand and on absolute cruise control throughout the move. In 3 career starts now, this one has a win; a second and a third. More to come from this one.
- Falkirk, a 4YO gelding trained by Ian Wilkes and owned by my great friend Jim Gladden, worked at Saratoga this morning. This son of Cairo Prince — who won an allowance at Churchill Downs just three starts ago and has won nearly $150,000 in purses to date — went 4 furlongs in :48.66. That was the 5th best time out of 27 to go the distance in the early morning. Encouraging. If you don’t know Jim Gladden, make an effort. It will be well worth your time. The man is class. Pure class. And, a great guy to be around. One of the best. Here’s hoping that Falkirk can get him a win at Saratoga this month.
- Enforceable, one of the more talented sons of Tapit to come along over the past couple of years and, yet again, one of the biggest mysteries for trainer Mark Casse, worked at Saratoga this morning, as well. The big gray rumbled 5 furlongs from the gate in a time of 1:01.11. That was the bullet move of the day at the distance out of 8 to try the main dirt. Bullet. Move. And, that’s not shocking. After all, last year, this guy won the G3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds and was 2nd in the G2 Risen Star. He was 7th in the KY Derby. He has a 3rd in a G1 (Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity); the win in the G3 (Lecomte); a second in the G2 (Risen Star); nd another third in the G2 New Orleans Classic Stakes this year. On the other hand? He has run 9th in two races in a row — including an allowance in the last race at Churchill Downs on June 18. Hmmm. On his day…look out.