LARC NEWS Posted: 9/22/2022 7:01:07 PM

GATE WORK FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

RACE 3  MAIDEN CLAIMING $8,000 –  2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES  AT 300 YARDS

#3 Travel Afar – August 23  :12.5  at 220 yards

Middle Horse: Foose filly worked in between horses as part of a three-horse set that included race 7 participant Strangely. Travel Afar split her workmates here, finishing ¾ lengths behind Strangely while outdueling Kid Smart. Travel Afar broke a bit slow and may have brushed Kid Smart leaving there. She trailed her workmates early on before picking up speed about 50 yards into the work to pressure on Strangely. Travel Afar was not able to make up any more ground in the final 80 yards but was nearly two lengths ahead of Kid Smart. Good gallop out from there.

#4 Wakeop America – August 27  :12.8  at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Stel Corona filly worked from the inside post when going evenly vs. Believe in :12.8 on August 27. She broke nicely but was at very least crowded if not brushed by Believe right at the start. She moved inside from there, trailed Believe by a head before responding nicely in the second half of the race to hit the wire at the same as her rival. She looked nicely in her gallop out.

RACE 4  MAIDENS –  2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES  AT 300 YARDS

#3 A Dream To Fill – September 13  :12.3  at 220 yards

Solo Work: Extremely well-bred filly arrives as a maiden after running in strong trials and qualifying to a pair of consolation juvenile stakes at Remington Park. She’s by the great stallion Apollitical Jess and her dam is Answer The Dream, who won the Junos Request at Remington and ran third in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby and second in the Grade 1 La Primera Del Año Derby. A Dream To Fill was sharp out of the gate in her September 13 solo drill, angling inside just a bit before settling into a nice rhythm while under a soft hand ride. The jockey let her do the work as she pleased and she crossed the wire with an excellent ride and continued exhibiting nice power in her gallop out. Her time was the 2nd fastest of 17.

RACE 5  MAIDENS –  2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#3 DK Jess Culichi – September 3  :12.3  at 220 yards

Inside Horse: First time starting colt by Jess Good Reason SA had a gate work in April, a turn and work on August 14, and then this gate drill from the inside post on September 3rd. He outworked Val Prince in 12.3 vs. 12.4 in the process. DK Jess Culichi broke slow, trailed Val Prince by a ¼ length before picking up speed after the gap under a hustling ride. He continued to pull away from his rival, winning the work by ¾ lengths and then continuing with an easy gallop out while under a big hold around the turn. His dam is La Tonita, who still holds the track record by a 2-year-old at 220 yards. La Tonita covered the distance in :11.58 on July 4, 2004.

RACE 7  MAIDENS –  2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 300 YARDS

#3 Strangely - August 23  :12.4  at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Favorite Cartel filly is out of the champion mare and Grade 1 winner Quirky. She’ll be making her racing debut in this event after outworking her rivals when part of a three-horse set on August 23, a group that included Travel Afar who is also racing on Saturday night.  Working from the inside post, Strangely had a perfect start to her work, as she took the lead over her workmates right away. She was hustled around the midway point, felt some pressure from Travel Afar but maintained her advantage while finishing ¾ lengths ahead of Travel Afar. Continued flashing speed past the wire and was easily the best of three in this set.

#4 Tena Rena – August 16  :12.6  at 220 yards

Outside Horse: FDD Dynasty filly will make her racing debut after posting three summer works. Her initial gate work was a 12.5 clocking in June, followed by this 12.6 gate work on August 16, and then by a turn and work in 12.7 on September 9. In this August drill, Tena Rena was best against her rivals when working from the outside post as part of a three-horse set. Leaving the gate with a stall of space between her and her nearest rival, Tena Rena left the gate cleanly, was fast into her stride, floated in slightly but had a solid journey from gate to wire to win the drill by a half-length. Continued with a good drill after the wire before going into cruise control approaching the turn.


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