Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over North America, hoping to find the horses that are working the best for their next appointed rounds at the racetrack in the afternoon.  Some of the horses we track, you will know.  Some of them, you may not know — yet.  We hope that we can point you in the right direction on some of these.  Here’s a closer look at today’s works:

(Picture of Om)

  1. Sensitive, a 3YO filly by Divine Park and out of the Include mare Kittery Point, worked this morning over the “good” conditions at Churchill Downs. She went 4Fs in :50.80, which was the 15th best time out of 17 to go that distance.  This is her fourth published work since running a very game second on the grass at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 7.  This filly has been right in the running in every start, except for two tries against Stakes company.  Keep an eye out for this one to return to the turf soon for trainer Brad Cox.
  2. Om, a 5YO horse by Munnings who may be headed to this year’s Breeders’ Cup for trainer Dan Hendricks, worked at Santa Anita this morning, going 4Fs in :50.80.  That was 20th best out of 24 to go the distance on the fast dirt track.  This guy has raced in 15 straight Graded Stakes events, and he has hit the board in all three of his tries this year.  The last out was the G3 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita, when he ran a troubled third and beaten less than a length by the winner Mr. Roary and runner-up Tribalist. They went the 6.5 furlongs down the hill. Keep an eye out for this one, who is just one win away from cracking the $1 million barrier in career earnings.
  3. Alluring Star, an ultra-talened 2YO Exchange Rate filly trained by Bob Baffert, was back on the Santa Anita surface this morning. She worked a half-mile easily, timed in :50.80 — which was 20th out of 24 to go. It was the filly’s first published work since running a game second to Moonshine Memories in the G1 Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 30.  She made all the lead that day before tiring late and finishing 23/4 lengths behind. Previously, she broke her maiden going 6.5F on the dirt at Del Mar, winning wire-to-wire by 21/2 lengths.  The two turn experience should help this filly, as she preps for the BC Juvenile.
  4. Nero, another talented 2YO runner from the barn of Bob Baffert, had his second published work since his debut on Aug. 27, when he ran second.  The son of Pioneerof the Nile worked 4Fs in :49.20, which was 5th best of 24 to go. This guy has been super impressive in the a.m., and should be tough to handle in his next outing.  Off at odds of .50-to-1 in his debut, Nero looked to be a clear winner when he drew off by 21/2 lengths deep into the stretch.  But he wavered late and was caught on the wire by the Calumet homebred Beautiful Shot.  Look for both of these to be pointed toward key Stakes events soon.