Donna Veloce, Sweet Melania highlight Friday's graded stakes works

Donna Veloce, Sweet Melania highlight Friday's graded stakes works
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Grade 3 winner Donna Veloce put forth the second fastest 5 furlong work at Del Mar on Friday for trainer Simon Callaghan. Meanwhile across the country at Belmont Park, Grade 2 winner Sweet Melania was busy working a swift 4 furlongs for Todd Pletcher.

Here are all the graded stakes winners that worked on Thursday:

Sweet Melania (American Pharoah) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Jessamine) worked 4 furlongs in 49.5 at Belmont Park on Friday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 22 works at the distance. Her previous work was 14 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In her last start she placed 1st in the Wonder Again (G3) going 1 mile on the turf at Belmont Park on June 20 for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Fighting Seabee (Summer Front) a Grade 3 winner (2019 With Anticipation) worked 3 furlongs in 38.2 at Churchill Downs on Friday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 9 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs. In his last start he placed 7th in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs on November 30 for trainer Kenny McPeek.

Peace Achieved (Declaration of War) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Bourbon) worked 4 furlongs in 51.0 at Churchill Downs on Friday morning. It was the 39th fastest of 52 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Churchill Downs. In his last start he placed 11th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita Park on November 1 for trainer Mark Casse.

Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) a two time Grade 3 winner (2020 Indiana Oaks 2020 Honeybee) worked 4 furlongs in 50.8 at Churchill Downs on Friday morning. It was the 37th fastest of 52 works at the distance. Her previous work was 16 days ago going 4 furlongs at Churchill Downs. In her last start she placed 1st in the Indiana Oaks (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Indiana Grand Race Course on July 8 for trainer Brad Cox.

Chocolate Kisses (Candy Ride (ARG)) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Honeybee) worked 4 furlongs in 48.2 at Churchill Downs on Friday morning. It was the 7th fastest of 52 works at the distance. This is her first work since her last race. In her last start she placed 7th in the Fleur de Lis (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs on June 27 for trainer Mark Casse.

Runnin'toluvya (Fiber Sonde) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Charles Town Classic) worked 4 furlongs in 48.0 at Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races on Friday morning. It was the 8th fastest of 25 works at the distance. His previous work was 13 days ago going 4 furlongs at Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races. In his last start he placed 5th in the Confucius Say going 7 furlongs on the main track at Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races on May 30 for trainer Timothy Grams.

Marckie's Water (Tribal Rule) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Charles Whittingham) worked 4 furlongs in 49.4 at Del Mar on Friday morning. It was the 32nd fastest of 55 works at the distance. His previous work was 8 days ago going 3 furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed 7th in the Del Mar Handicap (G2) going 1 3/8 miles on the turf at Del Mar on August 17 for trainer Richard Baltas.

Sparky Ville (Candy Ride (ARG)) a Grade 2 winner (2019 San Vicente) worked 4 furlongs in 49.2 at Del Mar on Friday morning. It was the 29th fastest of 55 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed 1st in an allowance race going 5 furlongs on the turf at Del Mar on July 26 for trainer Jeff Bonde.

Sneaking Out (Indian Evening) a Grade 2 winner (2020 Great Lady M) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.8 at Del Mar on Friday morning. It was the 35th fastest of 43 works at the distance. Her previous work was 12 days ago going 5 furlongs at Los Alamitos. In her last start she placed 1st in

 the Great Lady M (G2) going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 4 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

Donna Veloce (Uncle Mo) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Santa Ysabel) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.0 at Del Mar on Friday morning. It was the second fastest of 43 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Del Mar. In her last start she placed 1st in the Santa Ysabel (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Santa Anita Park on March 8 for trainer Simon Callaghan.

Secret Message (Hat Trick (JPN)) a two time Grade 3 winner (2020 Mint Julep 2018 Pucker Up) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.4 at Fair Hill on Friday morning. It was the fastest of 12 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 6 furlongs at Fair Hill. In her last start she placed 6th in the Jenny Wiley (G1) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Keeneland on July 11 for trainer Graham Motion.

English Bee (English Channel) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Commonwealth Derby) worked 4 furlongs in 50.8 at Fair Hill on Friday morning. It was the 7th fastest of 10 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed 6th in the Maker's Mark Mile (G1) going 1 mile on the turf at Keeneland on July 10 for trainer Graham Motion.

Varenka (Ghostzapper) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Lake Placid) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.4 at Fair Hill on Friday morning. It was the fastest of 12 works at the distance. This is her first work since her last race. In her last start she placed 5th in the WinStar Matchmaker (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Monmouth Park on July 18 for trainer Graham Motion.

Monongahela (K One King) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Philip H. Iselin) worked 4 furlongs in 50.8 at Laurel Park on Friday morning. It was the 52nd fastest of 53 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed 4th in the Monmouth Cup (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Monmouth Park on July 18 for trainer Chad Brown.

War Story (Northern Afleet) a Grade 2 winner (2017 Brooklyn Invitational) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.5 at Palm Meadows Training Center on Friday morning. It was the 8th fastest of 9 works at the distance. His previous work was 12 days ago going 4 furlongs at Palm Meadows Training Center. In his last start he placed 3rd in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Gulfstream Park on January 25 for trainer Elizabeth Dobles.

Basin (Liam's Map) a two time Grade 1 winner (2020 Arkansas Derby 2019 Hopeful) worked 4 furlongs in 50.5 at Saratoga on Friday morning. It was the 22nd fastest of 30 works at the distance. His previous work was 12 days ago going 5 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed 10th in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Keeneland on July 11 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

March to the Arch (Arch) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Wise Dan) worked 4 furlongs in 50.2 at Woodbine on Friday morning. It was the 32nd fastest of 35 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Churchill Downs. In his last start he placed 6th in the Wise Dan (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Churchill Downs on June 20 for trainer Mark Casse.

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