"As a 3 yr. old, Exaggerator has yet to win a graded race on a dry track."
If that's your sole Travers-picking strategy, that automatically knocks out eight of the 13-horse field. Not saying he's a shoo-in to win but, as far his record goes, his five graded stakes wins dwarf the rest of the field's combined nine. Warrants respect.
Hashtag Bourbon worked 3F today at Palm Meadows, going :37.40 (breezing), the 7th fastest of 14 at the distance.
Itsmyluckyday had the bullet work Friday at GPW, covering a half-mile in 1:00 2/5, the fastest of nine for the distance. Expected to start next in the Cigar Mile on Nov. 29 at Aqueduct.
From Santa Anita: "Get Back Anne, a 2-year-old filly in today’s seventh race, is named for Anne Von Rosen, the jockey who was paralyzed in a riding accident at Turf Paradise earlier this year. Owners W.C. Racing (Glenn Sorgenstein and Josh Kaplan) are donating 100 percent of the filly’s earnings to Von Rosen to aid in her recovery She currently is undergoing experimental treatment in Puerto Rico."
From Santa Anita: "Daddy D T (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf) went six furlongs for John Sadler in 1:12 flat, while Silentio (Turf Sprint) worked seven furlongs in 1:25 for Gary Mandella. Rusty Slipper, third behind Emollient in the Rodeo Drive, worked five furlongs in 1:03.40 for Graham Motion."
From Santa Anita: "On a firm turf course, Tom’s Tribute, winner of the Grade I Eddie Read, worked six furlongs for James Cassidy in 1:14, while Del Mar Handicap winner Big John B went the same distance in 1:12.20 for Phil D’Amato."
From Santa Anita: "Filly & Mare Sprint hopeful Little Alexis went five furlongs in 1:00.80 for trainer Carlo Vaccarezza."
From Santa Anita: "[Breeders' Cup] Dirt Mile contender Fed Biz worked six furlongs for Bob Baffert in 1:12.80. Distaff candidate Tiz Midnight also went six furlongs for Baffert in 1:12.40."
From Santa Anita: "Dirt Mile hopeful Tonito M. went five furlongs in 1:00.80 for Jerry Hollendorfer."
From Santa Anita: "Gary Stevens was aboard [Breeders' Cup] Sprint candidate Fast Anna in a five furlong workout timed in 1:01 for Kathy Ritvo."
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