Hollywood Derby hopefuls Gufo, Decorated Invader lead works

Hollywood Derby hopefuls Gufo, Decorated Invader lead works
Photo: Chelsea Durand / NYRA

A pair of top contenders for Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby put in their final workouts Sunday morning.

Grade 1 winners Decorated Invader and Gufo both breezed four furlongs in 51.66 seconds for trainer Christophe Clement at Belmont Park.

Clement plans to ship his two 3-year-old turf stars this week to Del Mar for the 1 1/8-mile Hollywood Derby. Joel Rosario will also head out west to retain the mount on Decorated Invader, while California jockey Flavien Prat will get the mount on Gufo, per NYRA racing publicist Ryan Martin.

Here is a look at graded stakes winners who turned in timed works Sunday morning, sorted by track:

Belmont Park

Code of Honor
(Noble Mission (GB)) a two-time Grade 1 winner (2019 Jockey Club Gold Cup, 2019 Travers) worked 4 furlongs in 49.6 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 17th fastest of 75 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 6 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed second in the Kelso Handicap (G2) going one mile on the main track at Belmont Park on October 3 for trainer Shug McGaughey. (Code of Honor will make his next start in the Clark Stakes (G1) at Churchill.)

Cross Border (English Channel) a Grade 2 winner (2020 Bowling Green) worked 4 furlongs in 50.8 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 138th fastest of 187 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed third in the Mohawk going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on Oct. 24 for trainer Mike Maker. 

Decorated Invader (Declaration of War) a Grade 1 winner (2019 Summer) worked 4 furlongs in 51.6 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 68th fastest of 75 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed second in the Hill Prince (G2) going 1 mile on the turf at Belmont Park on Oct. 18 for trainer Christophe Clement. (Decorated Invader will make his next start in the Hollywood Derby at Del Mar.)

Gufo (Declaration of War) a Grade 1 winner (2020 Belmont Derby Invitational) worked 4 furlongs in 51.6 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 68th fastest of 75 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he won the Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on Oct. 3 for trainer Christophe Clement. (Gufo will make his next start in the Hollywood Derby at Del Mar.)

Lake Avenue (Tapit) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Demoiselle) worked 4 furlongs in 49.0 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 14th fastest of 187 works at the distance. Her previous work was 16 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In her last start she placed seventh in the Fantasy (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Oaklawn Park on May 1 for trainer Bill Mott. 

Mind Control (Stay Thirsty) a two-time Grade 1 winner (2019 H. Allen Jerkens, 2018 Hopeful) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.8 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the sixth fastest of 42 works at the distance. His previous work was 5 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed ninth in the Lafayette going 7 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland on Nov. 7 for trainer Greg Sacco. 

Newspaperofrecord (IRE) (Lope de Vega (IRE)) a two-time Grade 1 winner (2020 Just a Game, 2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf) worked 4 furlongs in 49.4 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 30th fastest of 187 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In her last start she placed third in the First Lady (G1) going 1 mile on the turf at Keeneland on Oct. 3 for trainer Chad Brown. (Newpaperofrecord could make her next start in the Matriarch at Del Mar.)

Performer (Speightstown) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Discovery) worked 4 furlongs in 49.5 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 14th fastest of 75 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 6 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he won an allowance race going 1 mile on the main track at Belmont Park on Oct. 17 for trainer Shug McGaughey. 

Sunny Ridge (Holy Bull) a two-time Grade 3 winner (2019 Salvator Mile, 2016 Withers) worked 3 furlongs in 39.4 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 16th fastest of 18 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed third in the Toboggan (G3) going 7 furlongs on the main track at Aqueduct on Jan. 18 for former trainer Jason Servis. 

Tamahere (FR) (Wootton Bassett (GB)) a Grade 2 winner (2020 Sands Point) worked 4 furlongs in 50.0 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 63rd fastest of 187 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In her last start she won the Sands Point (G2) going 1 mile on the turf at Belmont Park on Oct. 10 for trainer Chad Brown. 

Viadera (GB) (Bated Breath (GB)) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Noble Damsel) worked 4 furlongs in 50.2 at Belmont Park on Sunday morning. It was the 80th fastest of 187 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In her last start she won the Noble Damsel (G3) going 1 mile on the turf at Belmont Park on Sept. 26 for trainer Chad Brown. 

Churchill Downs

Engage
(Into Mischief) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Phoenix) worked 4 furlongs in 52.0 at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning. It was the 41st fastest of 41 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed fifth in the Lafayette going 7 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland on Nov. 7 for trainer Steve Asmussen. 

Sittin On Go (Brody's Cause) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Iroquois presented by Ford) worked 4 furlongs in 49.2 at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning. It was the 23rd fastest of 41 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed ninth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland on Nov. 6 for trainer Dale Romans. 

Wells Bayou (Lookin At Lucky) a Grade 2 winner (2020 Louisiana Derby) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.4 at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning. It was the 12th fastest of 25 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 4 furlongs at Churchill Downs. In his last start he placed fifth in the Arkansas Derby (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Oaklawn Park on May 2 for trainer Brad Cox.

Del Mar

Anothertwistafate
(Scat Daddy) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Longacres Mile H.) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.2 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 13th fastest of 15 works at the distance. His previous work was 5 days ago going 1 mile at San Luis Rey Training Center. In his last start he won the Longacres Mile (G3) going 1 mile on the main track at Emerald Downs on Sept. 10 for trainer Blaine D. Wright. 

Bodhicitta (GB) (Showcasing (GB)) a Grade 2 winner (2020 Yellow Ribbon H.) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.0 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 15 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In her last start she won the Yellow Ribbon (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Del Mar on Aug. 8 for trainer Richard Baltas. 

Bowies Hero (Artie Schiller) a two time Grade 1 winner (2019 Shadwell Turf Mile 2018 Frank E. Kilroe Mile) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.4 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 12th fastest of 15 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed seventh in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) going 1 mile on the turf at Keeneland on Oct. 3 for trainer Philip D'Amato. 

Captain Scotty (Quality Road) a Grade 2 winner (2020 Palos Verdes) worked 4 furlongs in 49.2 at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 20 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he won a claiming race going 6 furlongs on the main track at Del Mar on Oct. 31 for trainer Peter Miller. 

Next Shares (Archarcharch) a Grade 1 winner (2018 Shadwell Turf Mile) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.6 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 15 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed seventh in the John Henry Turf Championship (G2) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita Park on Sept. 26 for trainer Richard Baltas. 

Red Lark (IRE) (Epaulette (AUS)) a Grade 1 winner (2020 Del Mar Oaks) worked 4 furlongs in 49.2 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 9 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 3 furlongs at Del Mar. In her last start she placed fourth in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Keeneland on Oct. 10 for trainer Patrick Gallagher.


Fair Grounds

Tenfold
(Curlin) a Grade 2 winner (2018 Jim Dandy) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.0 at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the 19th fastest of 28 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed eighth in the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G2) going 1 5/8 miles on the main track at Keeneland on Nov. 6 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Keeneland

Channel Cat
(English Channel) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Bowling Green) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.6 at Keeneland on Sunday morning. It was the 8th fastest of 9 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Keeneland. In his last start he placed fourth in the Pan American (G2) going 1 1/2 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park on March 28 for trainer Todd Pletcher. 

Laurel Park

Fly On Angel
(Palace Malice) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Charles Town Oaks) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.4 at Laurel Park on Sunday morning. It was the 8th fastest of 14 works at the distance. Her previous work was 12 days ago going 4 furlongs at Parx Racing. In her last start she placed sixth in the Miss Preakness (G3) going 6 furlongs on the main track at Pimlico on Oct. 3 for trainer Claudio A. Gonzalez. 

Harpers First Ride (Paynter) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Pimlico Special) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.8 at Laurel Park on Sunday morning. It was the fourth fastest of 14 works at the distance. His previous work was 8 days ago going 4 furlongs at Laurel Park. In his last start he placed second in the Maryland Million Classic going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Laurel Park on Oct. 24 for trainer Claudio A. Gonzalez. 

Monongahela (K One King) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Philip H. Iselin) worked 4 furlongs in 49.0 at Laurel Park on Sunday morning. It was the 26th fastest of 68 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Laurel Park. In his last start he placed fifth in the Hard Spun going 1 mile 70 yards on the synthetic at Presque Isle Downs on Oct. 21 for trainer Brittany Russell. 

Los Alamitos


Ms Peintour
(Paynter) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Astra) worked 5 furlongs in 59.4 at Los Alamitos on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 21 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Los Alamitos. In her last start she placed 10th in the CTT and TOC going 1 3/8 miles on the turf at Del Mar on August 16 for trainer Brian Koriner.

Santa Anita

Cistron (The Factor) a Grade 1 winner (2019 Bing Crosby) worked 3 furlongs in 37.8 at Santa Anita Park on Sunday morning. It was the 11th fastest of 15 works at the distance. His previous work was 148 days ago going 5 furlongs at Santa Anita Park. In his last start he placed 5th in the San Simeon (G3) going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita Park on May 23 for trainer John Sadler.

Majestic Eagle
(Medaglia d'Oro) a Grade 3 winner (2019 American) worked 4 furlongs in 50.2 at Santa Anita Park on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 6 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Santa Anita Park. In his last start he placed second in the Lure going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 25 for trainer Neil Drysdale. 

Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man) a Grade 1 winner (2020 Pegasus World Cup) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.0 at Santa Anita Park on Sunday morning. It was the eighth fastest of 33 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 4 furlongs at Santa Anita Park. In his last start he placed fourth in the Saudi Cup going about 1 1/8 miles on the D at King Abdulaziz Racecourse on Feb. 29 for trainer Bob Baffert. 


Mucho Unusual
(Mucho Macho Man) a Grade 1 winner (2020 Rodeo Drive) worked 4 furlongs in 49.8 at Santa Anita Park on Sunday morning. It was the 24th fastest of 38 works at the distance. This is her first work since her last race. In her last start she placed 12th in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf going 1 3/16 miles on the turf at Keeneland on Nov. 7 for trainer Tim Yakteen. 

Ward 'n Jerry (Lucky Pulpit) a Grade 3 winner (2020 San Luis Rey) worked 4 furlongs in 48.4 at Santa Anita Park on Sunday morning. It was the eighth fastest of 38 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Santa Anita Park. In his last start he placed eighth in the Del Mar Handicap (G2) going 1 3/8 miles on the turf at Del Mar on Aug. 22 for trainer Mike Puype.

Tampa Bay Downs

Eons
(Giant's Causeway) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Kent) worked 4 furlongs in 49.2 at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday morning. It was the 31st fastest of 100 works at the distance. His previous work was 9 days ago going 5 furlongs at Fair Hill. In his last start he placed eighth in the Sycamore (G3) going 1 1/2 miles on the turf at Keeneland on Oct. 15 for trainer Arnaud Delacour. 

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