(Sueno / 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.
- Sueno, a 3YO son of Atreides and trained by J. Keith Desormeaux, worked at the Churchill Downs’ Training Center (Trackside) this morning. The colt breezed 5 furlongs in 1:03.80. That was 2nd best time out of 2 to go that far. It was the colt’s 3rd published work since he was returned to serious training in October. His last race was back in April when he ran third to Owendale in the G3 Lexington Stakes. The race before that, Sueno was third to By My Standards in the G2 Louisiana Derby. And, before that? He was 2nd in both the G3 Sham Stakes and the G3 Southwest Stakes. This one can run when he’s right. Here’s hoping he gets right in a hurry. Be fun to have this one back and roaring in 2020.
- Girls Know Best, a 5YO mare by Caleb’s Posse who has won over $544,000 in her race career so far, worked this morning for trainer Eddie Kenneally at the Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida. The filly went a very brisk 3 furlongs in :35.25, which was the bullet move out of 4 to go that distance today. In her last outing, Girls Know Best was 5th in the G3 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita on Breeders’ Cup undercard. Before that, she was 3rd in the G3 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland. In 24 lifetime starts, the mare has a record of 12-3-2. Nice war horse.
- Abscond, a 2YO daughter of Blame and also trained by Kenneally, worked at the same facility this morning as her older roommate. Went 4 furlongs in :49.25, which was the 10th best time out of 19 to clock the distance. This one got a little break after running 7th in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Before that outing, she won the G1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine and was 2nd in the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga. Began the career with a debut win at Ellis Park. This was her first work since the Breeders’ Cup. Welcome back, lady.
- Somelikeithotbrown, who was off to an outstanding start to the 2019 season before he went to the sidelines after a 4th place finish in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes this Spring, worked at the Palm Meadows Training Center this morning, too. This son of Big Brown — who has a sparking record of 3-2-1 ion 8 career starts — 4 furlongs in :49.60. That was the bullet move out of 9 to go that far. Today’s move marked the 3rd published work for the colt since returning to serious training for Mike Maker on Nov. 16. Here’s wishing him all the best on the comeback.