Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over North American, searching for that nugget of information that may help you turn a profit in the afternoon.  Some of the horses we are watching, you will know.  Some of them, though, you may not — yet.  We hope to turn you on to some important works that may help the horses win, and, perhaps, you, too, at the windows.  Here’s a closer look at today’s work schedule:

  1. Beau Recall, who was scratched out of the G1 Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, worked 5Fs in 1:02.20 over the dirt track there this morning.  She was the 18th best out of 39 to go that distance.  Obviously, the scratch had nothing to do with her fitness or form.  So, the connections of trainer Simon Callaghan may be looking for another spot for her.  She was last seen running a game second at 11/8-miles in the G1 Del Mar Oaks.  Look out for her next appearance.
  2. Aquamarine, an interesting sort who can be a bit of a handful, was on the track at Churchill Downs this morning.  He worked 4Fs in a quick :47.60 for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.  That was third best out of 88 to go that far.  Watch for this one to show up at Keeneland this meet.  And, if he can harness that energy, he can run — like his second place finish in the Chick Lang on Preakness Stakes day can attest.  His 4th in the Gallant Bob at Parx wasn’t a bad effort.  Watch for his next out.
  3. Adorable Miss, another one like Aquamarine who was taken to the Fasig-Tipton Horses of Racing Age Sale in July, worked 4Fs in :49.05 breezing at Belmont Park on Saturday.  That was 9th best out of 66.  This one won the Martha Washington Stakes at Gulfstream Park just before she was sold at F-T in July.  She made her first start for the new connections on Sept. 8, running a game third in the Christiecat Stakes at Belmont Park.  She was beaten only 11/2 lengths that day by Rubilinda — who is super good.  Watch out for this one’s return.
  4. Practical Joke, who will train up to the Breeders’ Cup Mile for trainer Chad Brown, worked 4Fs at Belmont Park on Saturday in a maintenance time of :48.89.  That was the 21st best time out of 55 to go the distance over the fast dirt course. This 3YO son of Into Mischief is coming off an impressive victory in the G1 H. Allen Jerkens (formerly known as the King’s Bishop) at Saratoga.  Tough at one-turn mile distances.
  5. Cowboy Culture, a 3YO grass specialist who has been well-spotted all spring/summer by trainer Brad Cox, worked 4Fs on the dirt at Churchill Downs on Saturday, as well. He covered the distance in :48.20, which was 15th best of 77.  Watch for this one to appear at Keeneland. He is super talented.