Every day, we scan the work tabs across the country to see who might be prepping for a big race coming up soon.  Some of the horses we mention, you may know.  And, some of them you may not.  But we will keep an eye out for their works and their upcoming race schedule.  Here is a closer look at today’s works:

  1. Paradise Woods, a 3YO filly who captured the hearts of many and the money of more after winning the Santa Anita Derby in a super impressive performance and then failing to mount much of a threat in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, was back on the track at Del Mar this morning. She worked 3Fs in :37:40, which was second best out of 7 to go the distance.  This is her eighth published work since July 6, and she is cranking it back up for a Stakes race soon for trainer Richard Mandella. Just notified that the filly has been entered in the G3 Torey Pines Stakes at Del Mar, scheduled for 1 Mile on the Dirt. The filly drew the rail and will have Flavien Prat in the saddle. The Stakes will be the 6th race this Sunday, Aug. 27, and is for 3YO Fillies.  Looked at the entries, and don’t see a strong challenger if Paradise Woods is back on her game.