There were several interesting, and, potentially, key workouts on the work tabs around the country this morning. Here is a closer look at several:
- Dominating Woman, a Kentucky-bred 3YO filly by Dominos and out of the War Front mare Wet n’Reckless, was back on the track at San Luis Rey Training Center in California this morning. This filly, trained by Peter Miller, worked 4Fs in a snappy :48.40, which was the third best time out of 10 to go the distance this a.m. This one has not been seen in the afternoons since she broke her maiden in a MSW event at Santa Anita on Feb. 25, but today was her fourth work since July 20. Miller bought this filly for $50,000 at the OBS March Sale in 2016, and looks like she could be OK if she can stay healthy. She has two lifetime starts now with a win and a second. Watch for her return on the Left Coast.
- Big Gray Rocket, who you have seen mentioned here before, was back on the track this morn at Del Mar. He worked 4Fs in :49.80 for trainer Bob Baffert. I think you can expect this one to show up in the entry box soon. And, he is worth a shot at first asking this year. This son of Tapit may pick right up where he left off as a nice 2YO colt
- Schmiss is a 3YO daughter of Hard Spun, who is out of the Tapit mare Autumn Ash. She worked at the Mercury Equine Center (where ever that might be) this morn for trainer Linda Rice. She went 5F in 1:02.40, which was the fastest time out of 4 to go the distance. This filly has not hit the board yet in two career starts, both in the maiden claiming ranks. But she is out of a Tapit mare who posted 2 wins, 4 seconds and a third in 19 career starts and her grand-dam is Crafty Ember, who was a stakes winner. Might be worth a long look when this filly turns up at a racetrack near you.
- Glory and Power, is a 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro and out of the A.P. Indy mare Dance Quietly. She has only made the starting gate 3 times in her life, with one second for trainer Paulo H. Lobo. But she turned in a very nice work this morning at Del Mar, going 5F on the dirt in 1:00.60 — which was the fourth fastest time out of 38 to record a time at that distance. This filly ran a game fourth (nearly 3rd) in a mile race over at the grass on March 4 at Santa Anita. She lost to a couple of good ones that day in Pacific Wind and Zaffinah and may be worth a look when she returns to the afternoon exercises. She now has record 8 works since June 22 and should be ready to try the grass at Del Mar soon