by Jeff Siegel
October 27, 2019
The following workouts have been extracted from Jeff Siegel’s West Coast Daily Workout Analysis, which appears in this blog and is updated daily.
Oct. 20, 2019
Worked inside Tiger Silk (5f, 1:00.2h), breaking slightly behind and then finishing down the lane under mild coaxing while slightly second best at the wire, final half mile in :23.3 and :48.3. Congrats filly is seeking another maiden claiming router on grass.
Oct. 18, 2019
Testing work for Mandella-trained maiden, going off quickly and then paying the price late in solo six furlong drill, final half in :24.4 and :51 on our watches. Carpe Diem filly should be fit enough by now, has some speed, at least.
Oct. 4, 2019
Solo gate drill for R. Mandella, splits of :36.2 and :48.3, not asked, then slowed up in the final furlong while looking around a bit, light pressure only. Carpe Diem juvenile getting fit, worth watching again.
Sept. 19, 2019
Slightly best in team gate drill with older unraced maiden Magic Rate (same time), splits of :24.2, :48 flat and 1:00.4 before coasting to the wire in 1:16 flat. Homebred juvenile filly by Carpe Diem was given a good foundation at San Luis Rey Downs and seems fairly fit. Should make the entries next month for Mandella.
Oct. 17, 2019
In company from gate outside Paint Me Lucky (same time) and was going the easier of the two most of the way, splits of :24.2, :36 flat and :48.1 to the top, then went well through the lane and actually galloped out a full six furlongs in 1:14.4 while leaving workmate behind in the final stages. Expensive ($570,00) Timonium May sale purchase should be fit enough by now, seeking a spot for Baffert.
Oct. 10, 2019
Fairly decent gate work for Baffert in company with Stone Secret (4f, :47.2hg), sluggish leaving the barrier but showing good speed to quickly catch up with workmate, was under no pressure outside and exerted her superiority late, splits of :24 flat, :35.3, :47 flat and :59.3, fast drill over this surface. Was $570,000 purchase at the Timonium 2-year-old in training sale, getting close to a race.
Oct. 3, 2019
Broke off a length behind Bronn (4f, :47.2h) and finished evenly with that one to the wire under light coaxing (ditto for workmate), final three furlongs in :11.2 and :35.3. Getting fit, may be a useful type for Baffert. From the first crop of Palace.
Oct. 17, 2019
Slightly second best outside Amatara (same time), some coaxing through the lane, final half mile in :24.2 and :49.2. Probably needs turf to show his best, displayed ability when runner-up in a maiden turf affair last month in his U.S. debut and has a right to build on that performance for Baltas.
Oct. 14, 2019
Went off slowly, picked up through the lane and finished steadily like a true route type, splits of :12.2, :25 flat and :48.4. Even effort at a big price in debut routing on grass recently and certainly has a right to improve with experience and distance.
Sept. 12, 2019
Went off very slowly (:13.3, 26 flat) while in nothing more than a high gallop, then was chirped to entering the lane and picked up very well, finishing smoothly with final quarter in :24.2 for Callaghan. Ran huge in debut (second, probably best) at Del Mar and should be a short price to graduate going long vs. older maidens next time out.
Oct. 19, 2019
Came the final half in :23.4 and :49.4, some mild late coaxing, okay to moderate type work. Clearly needs grass for best, shown he can run some and may have further improvement in him.
Oct. 12, 2019
4f, :49.2h TT
Well in hand in easy training track move, final quarter mile in :25.2. Looks fine, seeking another turf miler for juveniles.
Sept. 22, 2019
Easy early, ridden through the lane, decent work for invader from Dubai, final three furlongs in :36.3. Getting fit for local debut, has conditions, unraced since the winter.
Oct. 3, 2019
Second best under pressure behind Unicorn (5f, 1:02h), under urging through the lane while finishing three lengths back at the wire (workmate breezing). Recent form isn’t much and is hard to endorse despite good connections.
Sept. 13, 2019
4f, :52h TT
Recent Baltas claim went off slowly, was asked through the lane and produced only a mild response, final quarter in :25.2 in solo training track move. No step up here, needs modest claiming foes.
Sept. 27, 2019
Actually switched leads (never does in the p.m.) and was going easily through the lane, never asked for speed. Cal-bred son of Papa Clem really has gotten good for O’Neill, tough sprinting or routing, turf or dirt.
Oct. 22, 2019
Second best by a length outside Roadster (5f, :59.3h) while going a couple of ticks slower on our watches, final quarter in :24.2 while being ridden a bit through the lane. Plenty fit, fits best with overnight stakes foes.
Oct. 16, 2019
Broke off a couple of lengths behind Roadster (5f, :58.3h), engaged that one on the turn but was no match in the final furlong while failing to change leads while being ridden through the lane. Workmate a tough customer but this was a bit of a step back despite very fast final time.
Oct. 9, 2019
Slightly second best inside Roadster (same time), easy early, some late pressure, splits of 12.2, :24.3, :36.1 and 1:00 flat. Good drill, plenty fit, seeking a spot.
Sept. 18, 2019
Second best with classy Mucho Gusto (5f, :59.3h), breaking off outside about a length behind while going easily to the top of the lane, then was asked some but was no match, finishing a few lengths back. Company was tough, but we were hoping he’d be a bit more competitive. Both of his comeback races were good.
Sept. 11, 2019
Picked him up approaching half-mile breezing outside Mucho Gusto (same time), engaged that one on the turn but was second best without pressure, hitting the wire a neck back with splits of :24.1 and :48.2. Was nosed out in Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar last time out and holds that form.
5-Two Thirty Five
Oct. 6, 2019
Worked inside Taishan (same time) and finished about a half-length behind at the wire, not asked while workmate was ridden out to the wire. Nothing to knock, was a listed stakes winner at Del Mar last time out, probably knows the difference between the morning and the afternoon.
4-Factor of Two
Oct. 19, 2019
Second best with Torosay (5f, 1:01.2h, out to 7/8 pole) and was somewhat disappointing, even with work mate to the top but then getting outrun in the final furlong while under some pressure, about two lengths back at the wire. May need grass for her best, sprung an upset when graduating sprinting on turf last time out.