Outwork

Body & Soul: Don’t Look Now… Well, Maybe We’d Better

This business about sire lines has been driving your correspondent a bit nuts for the past 40 years, dating from when he first came to understand the realm, initially through the discourses of the great analyst Dr. Franco Varola and the estimable author Abe Hewitt. In those days we all not only relied on the historical database of a rather limited number of stallions but also on the patience needed to assess the long-term impact of form, function, and pedigree. You had Phalaris and Swynford, then Nearco and Hyperion, then...

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Outwork Filly Runs to the Money in Sharp Debut Score at Churchill

8th-Churchill Downs, $87,037, Msw, 11-12, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.53, ft, 6 lengths. ABROGATE (f, 2, Outwork--Hot Coffee, by Burning Roma) took all the money for her debut Thursday at Churchill, broke on top and never looked back in a sharp victory, becoming the 13th winner for her streaking freshman sire (by Uncle Mo). Showing an upbeat worktab highlighted by a local five-furlong gate breeze in 1:00 2/5 (6/46) Nov. 1, the $270,000 Keeneland September grad was bet hard throughout and kicked smoothly from the stalls as a 3-2 chalk. Quickly...

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Laoban
Laoban Relocating to WinStar

Laoban (Uncle Mo--Chattertown, by Speightstown), a son of champion and perennial leading sire Uncle Mo and one of the leaders of his freshman class, is relocating from Sequel Stallions in New York to WinStar Farm for 2021. A limited number of seasons will be offered at $25,000 S&N until the Breeders' Cup. That fee is subject to change pending results in the Breeders' Cup, as Laoban has contenders in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. The leading New York freshman...

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Wesley Ward One-Two in Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint

Outadore (Outwork) provided his freshman sire (by Uncle Mo) his second black-type winner in the space of eight days, working home best of all to take the Juvenile Sprint S. over a rain-affected Kentucky Downs turf course. Beaten for speed, Outadore settled in the second flight of horses as County Final (Oxbow) dueled on the lead inside of Bodenheimer (Atta Boy Roy) through the middle furlongs. Poised three deep as the field entered the straight, Outadore was roused to the lead leaving the eighth pole and held sway at stablemate...

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Samborella First Stakes Winner for Outwork

Samborella was sailing to an authoritative victory in the Seeking the Ante S. at Saratoga Friday, but took a few bad steps just before crossing the wire first. The bay filly had her left front ankle put in a cast and was taken off the track in a horse ambulance. Anna Seitz of co-owner It's All About the Girls Stable tweeted later in the afternoon that the filly had been put down. Sent off at 5-2, Samborella broke alertly and went right to the early lead, zipping through a quarter...

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Fifth Risk is Fifth Winner for Outwork

3rd-Saratoga, $66,960, Msw, 8-23, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:12.36, ft. FIFTH RISK (f, 2, Outwork--Blue Orleans, by Bluegrass Cat) was the even-money favorite to become the fifth winner for her freshman sire (by Uncle Mo). The dark bay filly prompted the pace through an opening quarter in :22.54 and a half in :46.13. The pacesetter began to tire into the stretch, but Fifth Risk was challenged by Jade Empress (Shanghai Bobby) and gamely outbattled that foe to the wire to win by a half-length. Fifth Risk, a $160,000 FTKJUL yearling, is...

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Outwork Colt Green But Good Sprinting on Spa Lawn

5th-Saratoga, $72,000, Msw, 7-26, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.36, fm. OUTADORE (c, 2, Outwork--Adore You {SP, $276,240}, by Tactical Cat) was let go at 6-1 as the less fancied of a pair of juvenile runners saddled by a trainer whose prowess with young horses--especially on turf--is well documented, and he proved to be the "right" Ward while providing his first-crop sire (by Uncle Mo) with a second winner and first on the lawn. Irad Ortiz, Jr. had ridden Outadore's stablemate River Tiber (War Front)  to a fourth-place run on debut at...

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July 26 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency WELL-RELATED JUVENILES DEBUT AT THE SPA 5th-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, 5fT, 3:28p.m. Wesley Ward unveils Breeze Easy's $290,000 KEESEP purchase OUTADORE (Outwork) in this turf sprint. Out of SP Adore You (Tactical Cat), the gray is a half to SW & MGISP Piedi Bianchi (Overanalyze) and SW Mine Reader (Gemologist). American Gentleman (American Pharoah) also makes his career bow in this spot. The $240,000 KEESEP buy is out of a half-sister to GISW Connect (Curlin) and MSW Tani Maru (Cherokee Run). Shug McGaughey saddles another...

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Friday’s Racing Insights: Pricey Outwork Filly Debuts at Saratoga

5th-SAR, $62K, Msw, (S), 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 3:28 p.m. ET SAMBORELLA (Outwork), the most expensive of 66 yearlings to change hands from the first crop of her sire when bringing $500,000 from Gold Square, It's All About The Girls Stable, Paul Braverman, Fortune Farm and Harlow Stables at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred Yearling Sale, debuts for Jeremiah Englehart. Produced by an unraced daughter of Tiznow, the bay is a half-sister to Bye Bye Hong Kong (Street Sense), SW & GSP-Eng; and last year's GIII Pilgrim S. third Our...

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Garoppolo Becomes First Winner for Outwork in Belmont Opener

Garoppolo (Outwork) became the first winner for his freshman sire by (Uncle Mo) in the Belmont opener Friday. An even fourth on debut at this strip June, he fired a pair of bullets in the interim, most recently working three panels in :35 flat (1/6) at Belmont June 26, and was given a 6-1 chance this time. Tracking from third through a :22.30 opening quarter, the $125,000 OBSMAR buy swept up three wide to draw even with the leaders at the top of the stretch and kicked clear in the...

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Wednesday’s Insights: 2-Year-Old Racing Returns to New York

Sponsored by Alex Nichols 3rd-BEL $64k, MSW, 2yo, 5f, post time: 2:23 p.m. The timely named FAUCI (Malibu Moon) is the 4-5 morning-line favorite in the first 2-year-old race of the year in New York. Trained by Wesley Ward for Lindy Farms and Ice Wine Stable, the bay colt was a $175,000 KEESEP yearling. The race also includes a pair of graduates of the recent OBS March sale. Kelly Breen saddles Garoppolo (Outwork), who was purchased by Mr Amore Stable for $125,000 following a :21 1/5 quarter-mile work in Ocala....

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OBS Adds Supplemental Catalogue to Spring Sale

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has added a supplemental catalogue to its upcoming Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and the 78 additional horses are now listed on its website, www.obssales.com. Among the 15 siblings to graded stakes winners in the supplemental catalogue are a half-sister by Frosted (hip 1271) to GI Breeders' Cup Mile winner Spun to Run (Hard Spun); a half-brother by Runhappy (hip 1266) to GII Amsterdam S. winner Shancelot (Shanghai Bobby) and a half-sister by Outwork (hip 1261) to GIII Honeybee S. winner Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil). The...

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