GATE WORK FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18
RACE 6 – CLAIMING $16,000 - 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP – 300 YARDS
#5 Diamond Bac – January 6 :18.9 at 350 yards (SET #4)
Inside Horse: Separate Interest gelding is out of the graded stakes winner Running Bac. He worked from the inside post as part of a three-horse set on January 6 when covering the 350 yards in :18.9. Eye Blinker won the drill on the outside in :18.8 while Iphone worked between horses. From the inside Diamond Bac stumbled badly at the start and then bumped with Iphone in his next stride. After the rough start, he was not too far behind Eye Blinker, while being flagged right-handed and continuing under a hand ride. He remained a neck behind his outside foe throughout and was under a hold approaching the wire as Eye Blinker stretched his lead in the final 15 yards. He gear down after the wire and maintained that pace around the clubhouse turn.
RACE 8 - ALLOWANCE - 3-YEAR-OLDS – 300 YARDS
#6 Galway Girl – January 2 :12.6 at 220 yards (SET #1)
Outside Horse: Power Jam filly is out of the fast Thoroughbred Power Jam and out of Streaks of Victory, making her a full sister to two-time Grade 1 Oaks finalist Streaks of Power. Galway Girl worked as part of a three-filly set when going evenly from the outside with Saturday night entrant Apollitical Power. The gray filly left cleanly and was solid early on. She’s a little taller than Apollitical Power and her long stride kept her ahead of her stablemate. She leaned in at the midway point and stayed right on Apollitical Power’s shoulder the rest of the way. She maintained her slight edge through the wire and then cruised in her gallop out. Both Galway Girl and Apollitical Power received :12.6 clockings. The workout winner La Famosa Vaquera went in :12.5 from the inside post.