(Extravagant Kid / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
(Kimari at Keenland / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
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:
- Extravagant Kid, an amazing 8YO gelding by Kiss the Kid and trained by Brendan Walsh, is back in KY and doing quite well these days. The veteran worked at Churchill Downs this morning, going 4 furlongs in :49.20. That was the 5th best time out of 22 to clock the distance, and it was his 3rd published move since being returned to serious training on Sept. 1. This year, the gelding has raced six times. He was 2nd in three straight Stakes in the USA before being shipped overseas. He won a G1 Stakes in Dubai before running 3rd in a G1 Stakes at Royal Ascot. Last time out was July 10 at Newmarket. Didn’t fare well that day, and now is home. In 52 races over his career, Extravagant Kid has a record of 15-16-7 and has earned over $1.634 million. Welcome back, ole’ boy. Hope to see you soon.
- No Parole, a 4YO son of Violence and a speedster owned by Maggi Moss and trained by Tom Amoss, worked at Churchill Downs this morning, as well. The Graded Stakes winner went 5 furlongs in 1:01.40, which was the 3rd best time out of 5 to go the distance. This one has not run since finishing 7th in the G3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn Park in April. But today’s work was the 5th published move for the Louisiana-bred since being returned to serious training at Saratoga in August. Be good to get this one back and cranked.
- Super Stock, a 3YO son of Dialed In and trained by Steve Asmussen, drilled at Ellis Park this morning. The winner of the G1 Arkansas Derby, and, most recently, the champ of the Ellis Park Derby went 5 furlongs in a sizzling 1:00 flat. That was the 2nd best time out of 5 to clock the distance. In 12 career starts now, this one has a 3-2-3 record and nearly $1 million in earnings. Look out for the next start. Looks to be ready for another series of good runs.
- Kimari, a 4YO daughter of Munnings and a Graded Stakes winner conditioned by Wesley Ward, worked at Keeneland this morning before the sales teams started to crank up the Pavilion. The filly went 4 furlongs over the dirt track in a leisurely time of :52.80. That was the 20th best time out of 20 to go the distance, but it was her first published work since being returned to serious training. Has not made the gate since winning the G1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland on April 3. Race before, she won the Spring Fever Stakes at Oaklawn Park. In 10 career starts? She has a 6-2-1 record and earnings over $758,000. Plus, she has a finishing kick that will thrill the boots off you. Can’t wait till this one gets back.
- Miss Alacrity, a 2YO daughter of Munnings and a NY-bred also trained by Ward, worked at Keeneland this morning, as well. This one — who is a perfect 2-for-2 so far and just won the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park — went 4 furlongs in :48.60. That was the 4th best time of the group. It was her 5th work since the Stakes win. Looks ready to fire. Take note.
- Montebello, a 2YO son of Curlin and another NY-bred, worked at Santa Anita this morning for the embattled trainer Bob Baffert. In two starts so far, this one has a win to break the MSW at Del Mar, and, most recently, ran 2nd in the Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga. Went 3 furlongs at the “Great Race Place” today in :36.60. Second best of four. Has talent. Connections paid $400,000 for him at the 2020 KEE September Yearling Sale.
- Moonlight d’Oro, a 3Yo daughter of Medaglia d’Oro and trained by Richard Mandella, worked at Santa Anita this morning, as well. This talented gal — who won the G3 Las Virgenes Stakes here back in February and has not raced since — went 4 furlongs in :48 flat. That was the 7th best time out of 34 to test the distance. And, this was her fourth published work since being returned to serious training on Aug. 26. Headed back. Applause.
- Tizamagician, a 4YO son of Tiznow and trained by Richard Mandella, worked at Santa Anita this morning, too. The multiple Graded Stakes winner — who has hit the board in four straight Graded Stakes events — went 5 furlongs in 1:00.60. That was the 3rd best time out of 20. The speedy-type won the G3 Cougar II Stakes two starts back at Del Mar before returning to be 2nd in the G1 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes to Tripoli last time out. Lost that one by less than 2 after setting all the early fractions. Look out.
- Long Weekend, another speedster and a son of Majesticperfection trained by Tom Amoss, worked at Turfway Park this morn. Went a half-mile over the AW surface in :49.60. That was the bullet move out of just two to travel the circuit. This guy looks to be back in form now, having won each of the last two outings. Overall? Has a 6-1-1 record in 11 starts. Could be sitting on go.