Workouts That May Work Out For You: Today’s Focus On Somewhere, Moonster

Trainer William "Buff" Bradley
Gene McLean talks with Buff Bradley

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 well:

  1. Moonster, a 2YO Malibu Moon colt who Calumet Farm purchased for a mere $80,000 at the 2017 Keeneland January Sale, won his last time out for trainer Dale Romans. Now, he worked this morning in impressive fashion. He went a nice half-mile in :47.80. This one may bear watching next time out. Could be a good one.
  2. Somewhere, a really nice 2YO filly by Quality Road and trained by my good friend Buff Bradley, has put up a couple of wins in the first four starts. She worked well this a.m. at Churchill Downs, going a mile in 1:42.20. She was the only one to go that far, for sure. But this one is Stakes bound again soon. She ran fifth in the Ellis Park Debutante two back. But I think you will see more next time out. (Quotes to come).

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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    Gene McLean began his professional career in 1977 as a sportswriter and columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., and was recognized as one of the state’s best writers, winning the prestigious “Sportswriter of the Year” honor in 1985. Now the President and Publisher of The Pressbox, McLean sets ...

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