(Maximum Security / 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.

  1. Call Paul, a 3YO son of Friesan Fire and trained by Jason Servis, worked at Belmont Park this morning. The Pennsylvania-bred — who won the G3 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park back in early February — went 4 furlongs in a protracted time of :49.66. That was 13th best out of 31. Don’t be dismayed, though. Trainer is known for his slow, slow and deliberate works. And, it has not hurt his horse’s chances in the afternoon. This one has a 3-2-1 mark in 8 starts this year.
  2. Maximum Security, who appears headed to the Cigar Mile in his next start, tuned-up this morning at Belmont Park, as well. The 3YO son of New Year’s Day went a half mile over the dirt training track in a time of :52.01. That was the 26th best time out of the 31 to work the distance. Since the infamous DQ in this year’s KY Derby, Maximum Security has run 2nd in the Pegasus Stakes; won the G1 Haskell Invitational, and won the G3 Bold Ruler Stakes at Belmont Park. Despite all the distractions, the horse can really run. Fast.
  3. Got Stormy, the brilliant 4YO daughter of Get Stormy and trained by Mark Casse, worked at the Casse Training Center in Central Florida on Wednesday. The filly — who has run 2nd against the colts in both the G1 Woodbine Mile and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile  since she whipped the boys in the G1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga — went an impressive half mile in :48 flat. That was the bullet move out of 3 to cover that distance today. Interesting to see this one still in training and not get a break after the Breeders’ Cup. Where next? She looks the part.
  4. Dream Maker, a 3YO son of Tapit and another trained by Mark Casse, worked at the farm’s track, as well. The colt — who has not raced since finishing 3rd to Mr. Money in this year’s G3 Pat Day Mile — got his 7th published work since returning to serious training in Florida on Sept. 27. Went 5 furlongs in a brisk 1:00.80. That was the bullet move out of 2 to go that far. Looks ready. Should be back in action soon now.
  5. Turtle Trax, a 2YO daughter of Cairo Prince and trained by Ian Wilkes for the Gov. Brereton C. Jones, worked this morning at Churchill Downs. This gal — who has won two in a row since debuting at Churchill Downs on Sept. 19 — went 5 furlongs in 1:02.80. That was the 5th best time out of 8 to clock the distance. Look for this one to try Stakes company very soon. Deserves the chance.