(No Parole / Photo Courtesy of NYRA)
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.
- Littlestitious, a 3YO daughter of Ghostzapper and trained by Tom Amoss, was back on the work schedule this morning at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. The Stakes-winner breezed 4F in :48.40, which was the 5th best time out of 24 to negotiate the distance today. It was the filly’s first published work since running a disappointing 5th in the Silverbulletday Stakes here on Jan. 16. She was beaten nearly 9 lengths that day by the winner, Charlie’s Penny. Hopefully, this one can regroup for the next outing. Talent here.
- Manny Wah, a 5YO son of Will Take Charge and trained by Wayne Catalano, is coming off an impressive victory in the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Jan. 16. It was the colt’s first try over the sod, and it was green pastures ahead. The colt was back on the dirt at the Fair Grounds this morning, training for the first time since the win. Went 4F in :48.20, which was the 3rd best time out of 24. Looks good right now. Better things ahead.
- No Parole, a very talented Louisiana-bred son of Violence and another trained by Tom Amoss, is working his way back to you. The 4YO colt got his fifth published workout since his last race last October this morning in New Orleans. Speedster went a half mile in :48.20, which matched the same time as Manny Wah. Although he finished the 2020 season with a 6th in the G2 Phoenix Stakes at KEE and a 9th in the G1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Saratoga, this one did win 5 of 8 races and captured the G1 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park. Talent galore. Welcome back soon.
- Ampersand, a 3YO son of Speighster and trained by Phillip Serpe, worked at Gulfstream Park this morning. This May foal won on debut at Saratoga last August. Came right back to run 4th in the G1 Hopeful Stakes to Jackie’s Warrior the next time out. Was behind Reinvestment Risk and Mutasaabeq in that one, too. Has been off since then, but got his 8th published work today since being returned to serious training in December. Went a half mile in :48.17. That was the 4th best of 27 to go that far. Looks like he is ready to rock. Soon.
- Green Light Go, a 4YO son of Hard Spun who has not run since finishing 2nd in the Roar Stakes at Gulfstream Park last May, is back in training at Oaklawn Park. Breezed 5 furlongs today in a snappy time of 1:01.80. That was the 3rd best clocking out of 43 to go that far. It was his 5th published work since returning to serious training in mid-December. In 5 lifetime starts to date, this one has a 2-2-1 record — including a win in the G2 Saratoga Special in 2019 and a 3rd in the G3 Swale Stakes last year. Good to see this one back and almost ready.
- Heels Up, a 3YO daughter of Twirling Candy and a talent trained by Bob Baffert, worked this morning at Santa Anita. This one — who ran third in the Desi Arnaz Stakes last November in her last start — went 3 furlongs in :36.80. that was the 5th best time out of 20 to clock the distance at “The Great Race Place.” It was her 5th published work since last November. Connections paid $350,000 for this one as a 2YO in training last April. Has some running to do to catch up to that number.
- Biddy Duke, a Graded Stakes winner for trainer Doug O’Neill, worked at Santa Anita this morning, as well. The 4YO Bayern filly — who is out of a Ghostzapper mare — went a half mile in :49.80. that was the 35th best time out of 65 to go that far. In lone start so far this year, Biddy Duke was 3rd in the Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 10. Look for more next time out.
- Petruchio, a 3YO son of Into Mischief and a colt who has sparked some interest on the “Road to the KY Derby,” worked this morning at Santa Anita. The 3rd-place finisher in the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity last time out went 4 furlongs in :49.20. That was 22nd best of the 65. It as his 2nd published work for trainer Richard Mandella since the Stakes run. In 5 career starts to date, this one has a record of 1-1-3. Look for more next time out.
- Du Jour, a 3YO son of Temple City and trained by Team Baffert, may be one to watch for the next time out. This one has raced twice so far with a 2nd and a 3rd on the resume. Worked this morning at Santa Anita and went 5 furlongs in a brisk 1:01 flat. That was the bullet move of the day, and it was his third published work since the last race on Jan. 3. Looks ready. To fire.