Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was in Lexington Monday to oversee the pre-Breeders’ Cup works of Harmonize (Scat Daddy) and Tourist (Tiznow). Harmonize, winner of the GIII JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S., worked in company with Grade I winner Seek Again, going a half-mile in :48.20. Julien Leparoux was aboard the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf contender. Tourist, most recently third in the GI Shadwell Turf Mile, went the same distance in :48.60 (video).
Mott, who will also be represented in the Breeders’ Cup by cross-entered GI Mile and GI Dirt Mile contender Lea (First Samurai), was pleased with both works.
“She was just gliding along, moving well,” Mott said of Harmonize. “Looks like she’s done well since her race here. And Tourist, too. Everything seems to have gone quite well.”
Also working towards the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Monday was the LNJ Foxwoods duo of GI Frizette S. winner Nickname (Scat Daddy) and GIII Dogwood S. winner Super Majesty (Super Saver).
Working for trainer Steve Asmussen, GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies contender Nickname went five furlongs in :59.80 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12.80.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent ‘TDN Rising Star’ out to a bullet five-furlong work in :59.60 (video). Fractions on the work were :12.40, :24.40, :36.40 and out six furlongs in 1:12.80. The sophomore filly is expected to go postward in the GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Sprint.