(My Boy Jack, outside, nipped Telekinesis in the Lexington Stakes / 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. Chocolate Martini, winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks and fifth place finisher behind the grand Monomoy Girl in the Kentucky Oaks, was back on the track at Churchill Downs this morning for trainer Tom Amoss. The Broken Vow filly breezed a half mile in :48.40, which was 10th best of 35 to go that distance today. It was the first work since the Kentucky Oaks, and it will be interesting to see where this one shows up next.
  2. Classy Act, who was 10th in the Kentucky Oaks for trainer W. Bret Calhoun, worked this morning at Churchill Downs. The Into Mischief filly covered a half mile in :48.60, which was 16th best. This one was fourth to the above mentioned filly in the Fair Grounds Oaks, and was second to Monomoy Girl in the G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds in February. A talented one.
  3. Flameaway, the Ontario-bred son of Scat Daddy who won the Sam F. Davis Stakes and was second in both the Tampa Bay Derby and the Blue Grass Stakes before running a tiring 13th in the Kentucky Derby, was back in action this morning at Churchill Downs. The colt breezed a half mile for trainer Mark Casse in :49.20, which was little more than a maintenance move. It was his first serious effort since the Derby and his time was 23rd best.
  4. Givemeaminit, the talented Louisiana-bred in the barn of Dallas Stewart, worked this morning for the second time since his impressive third place finish in the G3 Pat Day Mile on Derby Day. He went a maintenance half in :49.60, which was the 26th best time. This guy ran fourth in the Louisiana Derby, fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and third in the G1 Hopeful Stakes — all against open company. It will be interesting to see where Mr. Stewart decides to go next. But he is not afraid to slay a dragon.
  5. Whitmore, winner of the G3 Count Fleet Stakes at Oaklawn Park and fourth in the Churchill Downs Stakes on Derby day, breezed impressively at Churchill Downs this morning for trainer Ron Moquette. He went a half mile in :47 flat. That was the bullet move out of the 35 to go. The sprinter is likely to find a Graded Stakes sprint somewhere very soon.
  6. Telekinesis, a highly-touted son of Ghostzapper who nearly defeated My Boy Jack when he made his Stakes debut in the G3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 14, was back in action for trainer Mark Casse in Lexington this morning. The colt breezed a half mile in a maintenance time of :50.80. That was the 39th best of 40 to go that far today. This was the fifth published work for the colt since his impressive run in the Lexington. It will be interesting to see where he ends up next. He is a talented one.