Every day, we scan the work tabs from racetracks and training facilities around the country to catch up on some of today’s best racehorses and some well kept secrets.  Some of these you will have heard from and may be watching for their return to the races.  Some of these you probably haven’t heard of or noticed before.  We endeavor to give you some “inside information” as you get ready for your handicapping of races in the future.

Here is a closer look at some of our prospects today:

  1. Big Bend, a 3YO colt by Union Rags and out of the Broad Brush mare Lenatareese, was back on the training turf track at Fair Hill today for trainer Tom Proctor.  He covered 5Fs in 1:03.20, which was good enough for 6th best out of 10 to work the distance.  It was this one’s third published work since he won an Allowance-OC at Delaware Park on July 13.  He should be a return to the grass soon.  And, he is talented enough to try a small stakes race on the East Coast soon. Keep an eye on this one.
  2. Soar Once More, who was one of the features in our “Pedigree of the Day” segments, was back on the track at Fair Hill, too.  She covered the same distance at the same time as the one above.  This one is 0-for-4 in MSW events this year, but is by the great Medaglia d’Oro and out of the fantastic race mare Soaring Softly.  If she can manage to break her maiden for the Phillips Racing Group, she will be a welcomed addition to the broodmare band at Darby Dan Farm.  We will keep you posted on her development.
  3. Glory and Power, a 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro and out of the mare Dance Quietly, was purchased for $400,000 as a yearling in 2015.  She nearly broke her maiden this January, when nipped by Lady Beware and Zaffinah in a 1-mile event on the grass at Santa Anita.  She came back in March and was 4th to a filly named Pacific Wind.  She’s been off since then, but recorded her 9th published work since June today when she covered 4Fs in :49 handily over the dirt surface at Del Mar.  That was good enough for 4th best out of 7 to go that far. This one has talent.
  4. C Dub, a 3YO colt by Hard Spun and out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Warbling, cost $475,000 as a yearling and has made only one career start for his owners — the Albaugh Family Stables. That race didn’t go well, when he ran many lengths behind a good one in Dilettante at Oaklawn Park back in January.  C Dub has been absent from the work tab since then, but made an appearance on the main track at Churchill Downs this morning and it was an impressive one.  He covered 3Fs in :35.40 breezing for trainer Kelly Von Hemel.  That was the best work out of 12 at the distance today.  It will likely be awhile for his name shows up in the entries, but keep an eye out for this one. He was bet like a good thing in his first start and pressed the pace before backing out of it.
  5. Electro, is a 3YO gelding by Ghostzapper and a very interesting story.  This one cost $400,000 as a yearling in 2015, but was recently sold for only $50,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses in Training Sale in Lexington.  In-between, he raced only once for Bob Baffert, coming down the hill at Santa Anita, on Jan. 16.  He ran 11th that day, and never showed back up for him.  Today, he worked 5Fs at Saratoga on the dirt training track.  He breezed 5Fs in 1:03.21, which was 8th out of 9. This is the second work at Saratoga since the sale, and comes after two works at Juddmonte Farm in Lexington and a couple more at Indiana Grand.  I will keep an eye out for this suspect or prospect?