(Mark Casse trains Flume, a talented 2YO filly that may be worth watching / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country.  We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race fans and handicappers.  Some of the horses we will be tracking, you will know.  Some of them, you may not know — as of yet.  We will keep a keen eye and stopwatch to see who may be working their best and ready for a key race.  Here is a look at today’s top works:

  1. Cache, a 3YO Distorted Humor filly trained by Mark Hennig, was last seen in the afternoon running 7th in the G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks. That was on the heels of her running 5th in the G2 Davona Dale Stakes. Both of those runs came after an impressive victory on debut Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. She worked this morning at Belmont Park, going a half mile in an easy :50.33. That was the 4th best time out of 6 to go that far. Look for this one to be mighty tough if/when she gets back to easier company for a bit.
  2. Strike Power, a 3YO son of Speightstown and a colt who look ed to be headed right down the path to the Triple Crown earlier this year, worked for Hennig at Belmont Park, as well. This one  went the half mile in :49.33, which was the second best time out of the 6 to go. It will be very interesting to see where this guy shows up next. After breaking his maiden on debut in February, Hennig shoved him into the G3 Swale Stakes at GP. He easily dispatched of that field from gate to wire. He came back to run a huge second in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, running behind Promises Fulfilled but in front of Good Magic. All systems were go. But he was crushed in a speed duel in the G1 Florida Derby and now is back to recovering. This one is super talented. Watch for the return.
  3. Flume is a 2YO filly by Verrazano who ran fourth on debut at Keeneland on April 26. She went off the favorite that day and closed very well after being bumped at the start and heading out in the 7-path. She went a half mile in :50.40, which was the 45th best time out of 49 to go that far this morning at Churchill Downs. But keep an eye on this one. She cost $310,000 as a Keeneland September Yearling, and looks to be a keeper.
  4. Givemeaminit, who trainer Dallas Stewart considered entering in the Preakness Stakes this Saturday, worked at Churchill Downs this morning, as well. The son of Star Guitar, and a Louisiana-bred, went a half mile in :48.80 — 19th best. He ran a closing third over the slop in the G3 Pat Day Mile last time out and was 4th in the Louisiana Derby before that. He has talent.  Here is what rider Corey Lanerie said about this mount in the Pat Day Mile: “I had a really good trip. My horse handled it (track conditions) fine and I got through inside. I followed the winner on through. We had a good run, we were just third best today.”