Monday tab: Epicenter gets pre-Preakness work at Churchill

Monday tab: Epicenter gets pre-Preakness work at Churchill
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Epicenter had his final pre-Preakness work Monday morning at Churchill Downs, going four furlongs in 50.4 seconds. It was his first work since finishing second in the Kentucky Derby to long shot Rich Strike

“We just gave him an easy half-mile nine days off of the Derby,” trainer Steve Asmussen told the Preakness media team. “Obviously, we’re very happy how Epicenter came out of the Derby. He’s consistently been a sound horse and heads up to Baltimore early (Tuesday) morning.”

Jackie's Warrior, also trained by Asmussen, had his first work since winning the Churchill Downs (G1) on the Kentucky Derby undercard.

Epicenter (Not This Time) a two-time Grade 2 winner (2022 Louisiana Derby, 2022 Risen Star) worked 4 furlongs in 50.4 seconds at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. It was the 31st fastest of 38 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed second in the Kentucky Derby going 1 1/4 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs on May 7 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Cross Border (English Channel) a two-time Grade 2 winner (2021 Bowling Green, 2020 Bowling Green) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.2 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the seventh fastest of 16 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going 5 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed fourth in the TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic going 1 1/8 miles on the synthetic at Turfway Park on April 2 for trainer Mike Maker.

Max Player (Honor Code) a Grade 1 winner (2021 Jockey Club Gold Cup) worked 4 furlongs in 51.6 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the 24th fastest of 28 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed seventh in the Alysheba (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs on May 6 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Field Pass (Lemon Drop Kid) a Grade 2 winner (2021 Seabiscuit H.) worked 4 furlongs in 50.2 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the 20th fastest of 28 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed third in the Henry Clark going 1 mile on the turf at Laurel Park on April 23 for trainer Mike Maker.

Americanrevolution (Constitution) a Grade 1 winner (2021 Cigar Mile) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.0 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the fourth fastest of 16 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 4 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he won the Cigar Mile (G1) going 1 mile on the main track at Aqueduct on Dec. 4 for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Last Samurai (Malibu Moon) a Grade 2 winner (2022 Oaklawn H.) worked 4 furlongs in 46.0 at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. It was the fastest of 38 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going 4 furlongs at Churchill Downs. In his last start he won the Oaklawn H. (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Oaklawn Park on April 23 for trainer Dallas Stewart.

Kalypso (Brody's Cause) a Grade 1 winner (2021 La Brea) worked 4 furlongs in 50.6 at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. It was the 32nd fastest of 38 works at the distance. Her previous work was seven days ago going 4 furlongs at Churchill Downs. In her last start she placed eighth in the Madison (G1) going 7 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland on April 9 for trainer Asmussen.

Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) a four-time Grade 1 winner, worked 4 furlongs in 50.6 at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. It was the 32nd fastest of 38 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he won the Churchill Downs (G1) going 7 furlongs on the main track at Churchill Downs on May 7 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Letruska (Super Saver) a five-time Grade 1 winner, worked 4 furlongs in 49.4 at Churchill Downs on Monday 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 won the Apple Blossom H. (G1) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Oaklawn Park on April 23 for trainer Fausto Gutierrez.

Analyze It (Point of Entry) a three-time Grade 3 winner (2020 Red Bank, 2018 Transylvania, 2017 Cecil B. DeMille) worked 4 furlongs in 48.4 at Monmouth Park on Monday morning. It was the fifth fastest of 69 works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going 4 furlongs at Monmouth Park. In his last start he placed 11th in the Ft. Lauderdale (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 18 for trainer Chad Brown.

Restrainedvengence (Hold Me Back) a Grade 3 winner (2021 American) worked 4 furlongs in 48.8 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the 10th fastest of 32 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed eighth in the San Francisco Mile (G3) going 1 mile on the turf at Golden Gate Fields on April 30 for trainer Val Brinkerhoff.

Going to Vegas (Goldencents) a Grade 1 winner (2021 Rodeo Drive) worked 5 furlongs in 59.8 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the fastest of 8 works at the distance. Her previous work was eight days ago going 4 furlongs at Santa Anita Park. In her last start she placed second in the Santa Ana (G3) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita Park on March 26 for trainer Richard Baltas.

Express Train (Union Rags) a Grade 1 winner (2022 Santa Anita H.) worked 4 furlongs in 50.8 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the 31st fastest of 32 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed second in the Californian (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Santa Anita Park on April 30 for trainer John Shirreffs.

Gregorian Chant (GB) (Gregorian (IRE)) a Grade 3 winner (2021 San Simeon) worked 4 furlongs in 49.0 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the second fastest of 5 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed 3rd in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by Sysco (G2) going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Churchill Downs on May 6 for trainer Philip D'Amato.

Going Global (IRE) (Mehmas (IRE)) a Grade 1 winner (2021 Del Mar Oaks) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.4 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the fourth fastest of eight works at the distance. Her previous work was seven days ago going 5 furlongs at Santa Anita Park. In her last start she won the Royal Heroine (G2) going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita Park on April 9 for trainer Philip D'Amato.

Stilleto Boy (Shackleford) a Grade 2 winner (2022 Californian) worked 4 furlongs in 50.0 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the 24th fastest of 32 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he won the Californian (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Santa Anita Park on April 30 for trainer Ed Moger Jr.

Canoodling (Pioneerof the Nile) a two-time Grade 3 winner (2022 Wilshire, 2022 Megahertz) worked 4 furlongs in 48.6 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the sixth fastest of 32 works at the distance. This is her first work since her last race. In her last start she won the Wilshire (G3) going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita Park on May 1 for trainer Mike Puype.

Flightline (Tapit) a Grade 1 winner (2021 Malibu) worked 5 furlongs in 59.6 at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning. It was the fastest of 6 works at the distance. His previous work was eight days ago going 5 furlongs at Santa Anita Park. In his last start he won the Malibu (G1) going 7 furlongs on the main track at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 26 for trainer John Sadler.

Tax (Arch) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Jim Dandy) worked 4 furlongs in 49.8 at Saratoga on Monday morning. It was the eighth fastest of 19 works at the distance. His previous work was 10 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed 10th in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 23 for trainer Danny Gargan.

Whisper Not (GB) (Poet's Voice (GB)) a Grade 3 winner (2021 San Francisco Mile) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.4 at San Luis Rey Training Center on Monday morning. It was the fastest of six works at the distance. His previous work was 12 days ago going 5 furlongs at San Luis Rey Training Center. In his last start he placed ninth in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) going 1 mile on the turf at Santa Anita Park on March 5 for trainer Richard Baltas.

Avie's Flatter (Flatter) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Transylvania) worked 4 furlongs in 48.8 at Woodbine on Monday morning. It was the second fastest of 11 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going 4 furlongs at Woodbine. In his last start he won the Nearctic (G2) going 6 furlongs on the turf at Woodbine on Oct. 17 for trainer Josie Carroll.

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