Work Tab for Wednesday, Nov. 6: Binoculars Focused On His Glory & Others

(Trainer Tom Amoss / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

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. Carpe Victoriam, a 2YO son of Carpe Diem and trained by Tom Amoss, worked at Churchill Downs this morning. This May foal won two nice races in row at Indy Grand before finishing a distant 9th in the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs on Oct. 27. Ran in the front for the first half of that 1 mile event over the main track, before throwing out the anchor. Was back in action this a.m. Went a half mile in :51.40, which was 42nd out of 44 to go that far. Maintenance move. Be interesting to see where this one shows up next.
  2. His Glory, a real nice 2YO daughter of Mineshaft and also trained by Amoss, worked under the Twin Spires this morning, as well. Went a half mile in :49.80 — which was 33rd best of the 44. If you throw out the 7th place finish in the G3 Schuylerville at Saratoga back in July, this gal has not been off the board in other 4 starts. Ran a huge 2nd at long odds (when we touted her, mind you) in the G2 Pocahontas Stakes back in September. Came back to impress in her latest run here on Oct. 27. Look for more. She’s talented.
  3. Lionite, a 3YO son of Quality Road and trained by Steve Asmussen, worked this morning at Churchill Downs. This one — who has not raced since a 10th place finish in the G3 Oklahoma Derby in September of 2018 — went a brisk half mile in :47.20. That was the bullet move out of the 44 to clock the distance. Before the Okie Derby, Lionite ran 4th in both the G3 Super Derby and the G3 West Virginia Derby. Before that, he was 3rd in the Iowa Derby and won the Prairie Mile Stakes at Prairie Meadows. Has a 2-2-2 mark in 11 starts. Today’s work was the 8th published move since returning to serious training in Louisville on Sept. 20. May be close now.
  4. Telekinesis, a 4YO Ontario-bred son of Ghostzapper, was back in training at Keeneland this morning for trainer Mark Casse. This one, who has not raced since April, got his 7th published work since returning to serious training today and went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40. That was 8th best of 10. This guy was on top of his game last year, when he ran second to My Boy Jack in the G3 Lexington Stakes. Came out of that one to win the Plate Trial at Woodbine. Has not been the same since. Looking forward to seeing him back in action soon.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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