Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks and training facilities all over North America searching for that horse that appears to be close to a power performance in the afternoon.  Some of the horses that we track, you will know. Some, on the other hand, you will not — yet. Here is a closer look at today’s list of morning glories:

  1. Preservationist, a 4YO son of Arch, has only made one start in his career, to date. That came on June 10, 2016 for trainer Jimmy Jerkens at Belmont Park for owner Centennial Farms, who bought this guy as a yearling for $485,000 at the Keeneland September auction. Today, this colt breezed 5Fs at Belmont Park in 1:00.85 — which was the fastest time out of 10 to go the distance. This was his 6th work since Oct. 26 and it looks like he may be ready to run very soon. If and when he does, keep a sharp lookout.  In his debut, he ran a game second and was beaten just 11/4 lengths by Bombs Away (a son of Smart Strike owned by the Phipps Stable and has already earned over $114,000), and he easily distanced a horse by the name of Encrypt (who cost over $1.2 million as a yearling and just recently broke his maiden at Keeneland).
  2. Bee Jersey, who has run two super races since coming to North America from Dubai and joining the barn of Steve Asmussen, worked this morning at Churchill Downs. The son of Jersey Town worked 5Fs over the fast dirt track in 1:03.20, which was nothing more than a simple maintenance move for a trainer know to work them slow when they are simply in-between races. This guy broke his maiden in first asking in this country after 4 starts in Dubai. He won at Keeneland on Oct. 14 and then wheeled right back to lose an allowance at Churchill Downs on 11-22-17 by just a length to Gold Ekati. Keep an eye on this guy, who cost $250,000 as a yearling.
  3. Guest Suite, who won the G3 Lecompte Stakes at The Fairgrounds back this spring before finishing 4th in the G2 Risen Star and 7th in the G2 Louisiana Derby, was back on the training track in the Big Easy this morning. This son of Quality Road and the Ghostzapper mare Guest House, worked a half mile for trainer Neil Howard in :49.80 breezing. That was the 21st best time out of 44 to go the distance.
  4. Terra Promessa, a 4YO filly by Curlin who won the G3 Honeybee and the G3 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park a year ago and has returned this year to win the Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn and the Allaire DuPont Distaff at Pimlico, breezed a half-mile this morning at The Fairgrounds in :52 flat, which was a slow maintenance move for Asmussen.
  5. Principe Guilherme is definitely a name you will want to remember. This 2YO son of Tapit broke his maiden on debut in impressive fashion — drawing off by 61/4 lengths in a 7-furlong sprint on the dirt. This one sold as a weanling at Fasig-Tipton November for $600,000 to Mill Valley Racing. Somehow, this one ended up in the hands of the consignor that day — Three Chimneys Farm. And, he looks and acts the part. He breezed this morning for Asmussen at The Fairgrounds, going 6-furlongs in 1:12.20, which was the best of two to go at that distance today.