Feb. 8 Racing News
Revisions to Our Lists
The first in an ongoing process, our lists have been revised to reflect up-to-date information. There are a few demotions--inluding two from Looking Good--and several deletions. More....
Entries close Wednesday for the 1 1/8 mile, Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita and the 1 1/8-mile, Grade III El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields. They close on Thursday for the 1 1/16-mile, Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. All three races go to post on Saturday.
Yesterday's Workouts of Note
Most of them took place at Santa Anita. Bob Baffert sent out Awesome Patriot (Worth Watching), who worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:10.80 (1/19), handily; Jaycito (Looking Good), who went five in :59.80 (4/47), handily; and Wegner (Worth Watching), timed for five furlongs in 1:01.60 (30/47).
Steve Asmussen's presumptive favorite for the Grade II Robert B. Lewis, Tapizar (Looking Good), went four furlongs in :49.00 (35/60), one of the few workouts deemed "breezing" at the track.
At Palm Meadows, three horses--two of them fairly well-known names--worked on the turf course. We'll have to wait and see what it all means, but Blue Laser (Worth Watching), Lauburu (Worth Watching) and Crimson China (Worth Watching) were sent out for breezes on the grass.
The Mark Casse-trained Blue Laser, winner of the Grade III Grey Stakes last year, went five furlongs in a slow 1:06.00 (14/27); he hasn't made his 2011 debut yet. Lauburu, who disappointed in a Gulfstream dirt allowance on Jan. 21 for Todd Pletcher, went four in :52.00 (5/20). Team Valor's Crimson China, acquired in England and shipped to Florida mid-December, put in his third work stateside--two of those moves have been on the grass.
In a work we didn't pick up until this morning, To Honor and Serve (Looking Good) breezed five furlongs at Payson Park on Sunday, timed in 1:00.80 (1/15).