Sunday tab: Knicks Go, 23 other graded-stakes winners work

Sunday tab: Knicks Go, 23 other graded-stakes winners work
Photo: Derbe Glass

On his way to the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 29 and a possible Eclipse Award as the Horse of the Year, Knicks Go was back on the track for his usual Sunday morning workout.

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Trainer Brad Cox, who could win his second consecutive training championship, put the 2021 Pegasus World Cup and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner through the paces of a 1:14.0, six-furlong breeze at Fair Grounds.


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There were 24 graded-stakes winners listed in the work tabs across North America on Sunday morning.

Knicks Go (Paynter), a five-time Grade 1 winner, worked six furlongs in 1:14.0 at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of two works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going five furlongs at Fair Grounds. In his last start he won the Breeders’ Cup Classic going 1 1/4 miles on the main track at Del Mar on Nov. 6 for trainer Brad Cox.

Varda (Distorted Humor), a Grade 1 winner (2020 Starlet), worked five furlongs in 59.8 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 33 works at the distance. Her previous work was six days ago going five furlongs at Santa Anita. In her last start she won the Starlet (G1) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Los Alamitos on Dec. 5 for trainer Bob Baffert. 

Mandaloun (Into Mischief), a Grade 1 winner (2021 Haskell), worked 6 furlongs in 1:13.2 at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of three works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going five furlongs at Fair Grounds. In his last start he won the Haskell (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Monmouth Park on July 17 for Cox.

Channel Cat (English Channel), a Grade 1 winner (2021 Man o' War), worked four furlongs in 47.0 seconds on turf at Palm Meadows on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 36 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going four furlongs at Palm Meadows. In his last start he placed second in the Red Smith (G2) going 1 3/8 miles on the turf at Aqueduct on Nov. 20 for trainer Jack Sisterson.

Kalypso (Brody's Cause), a Grade 1 winner (2021 La Brea), worked three furlongs in 35.8 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 14 works at the distance. This was her first work since her last race. In her last start she won the La Brea (G1) going seven furlongs on the main track at Santa Anita on Dec. 26 for Baffert.

Hit the Road (More Than Ready), a Grade 1 winner (2021 Frank E. Kilroe Mile), worked four furlongs in 48.4 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the 19th fastest of 63 works at the distance. His previous work was 13 days ago going four furlongs at Santa Anita. In his last start he placed third in the City of Hope Mile (G2) going one mile on the turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 2 for trainer Dan Blacker.

Concert Tour (Street Sense), a two-time Grade 2 winner (2021 Rebel, 2021 San Vicente), worked five furlongs for Cox in 1:01.4 at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the ninth fastest of 28 works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going five furlongs at Fair Grounds. In his last start he placed ninth in the Preakness going 1 3/16 miles on the main track at Pimlico on May 15 for his previous trainer Baffert.

Cross Border (English Channel), a two-time Grade 2 winner (2021 Bowling Green, 2020 Bowling Green), worked five furlongs in 1:01.6 at Turfway Park on Sunday morning. It was the 14th fastest of 52 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going four furlongs at Turfway Park. In his last start he won the Prairie Bayou going 1 1/16 miles on the synthetic at Turfway Park on Dec. 18 for trainer Mike Maker. 

Award Winner (Ghostzapper), a Grade 2 winner (2021 Charles Whittingham), worked six furlongs in 1:15.8 at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the slowest of two works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going six furlongs at Santa Anita. In his last start he placed fourth in the Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) going 1 1/2 miles on the turf at Del Mar on Nov. 26 for trainer David Hofmans. 

Doswell (Giant's Causeway), a Grade 2 winner (2021 Fort Lauderdale), worked five furlongs in 1:01.7 on turf at Palm Meadows on Sunday morning. It was the fourth fastest of 15 works at the distance. His previous work was nine days ago going four furlongs at Palm Meadows. In his last start he won the Fort Lauderdale (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 18 for trainer Barclay Tagg.

Madone (Vancouver (AUS)), a Grade 2 winner (2021 San Clemente), worked five furlongs in 1:02.2 at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the 16th fastest of 20 works at the distance. Her previous work was seven days ago going five furlongs at Santa Anita. In her last start she placed seventh in the Autumn Miss (G3) going one mile on the turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 30 for trainer Simon Callaghan.

Slow Down Andy (Nyquist), a Grade 2 winner (2021 Los Alamitos Futurity), worked five furlongs in 59.6 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the second fastest of 80 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going five furlongs at Santa Anita. In his last start he won the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Los Alamitos on Dec. 11 for trainer Doug O'Neill.

Midcourt (Midnight Lute), a Grade 2 winner (2020 San Pasqual), worked five furlongs in 1:01.0 at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the 23rd fastest of 80 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going four furlongs at Santa Anita. In his last start he placed eighth in the Awesome Again (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Santa Anita on Oct. 2 for trainer John Shirreffs.

Warrant (Constitution), a Grade 3 winner (2021 Oklahoma Derby), worked five furlongs in 1:01.0 at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 10 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going five furlongs at Fair Grounds. In his last start won the Oklahoma Derby (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Remington Park on Sept. 26 for Cox.

Wondrwherecraigis (Munnings), a Grade 3 winner (2021 Bold Ruler Handicap), worked four furlongs in 50.8 seconds at Pimlico on Sunday morning. It was the 44th fastest of 56 works at the distance. His previous work was 29 days ago going four furlongs at Pimlico. In his last start he won the Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) going seven furlongs on the main track at Belmont Park on Oct. 31 for trainer Brittany Russell.

Risk Taking (Medaglia d’Oro), a Grade 3 winner (2021 Withers), worked four furlongs in 50.4 seconds at Palm Meadows on Sunday morning. It was the 10th fastest of 19 works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going three furlongs at Palm Meadows. In his last start he placed fourth in an allowance race going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Saratoga on Aug. 7 for trainer Chad Brown.

R Adios Jersey (Adios Charlie), a Grade 3 winner (2021 Charles Town Oaks), worked three furlongs in 36.0 seconds at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday morning. It was the second fastest of 25 works at the distance. This was her first work since her last race. In her last start she won the Florida Sire going seven furlongs on the main track at Tampa Bay Downs on Dec. 11 for trainer Georgina Baxter.

Alms (City Zip), a two-time Grade 3 winner (2019 Jimmy Durante, 2019 Matron), worked four furlongs in 49.4 seconds at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the eighth fastest of 10 works at the distance. Her previous work was seven days ago going four furlongs at Gulfstream Park. In her last start she placed seventh in the Suwannee River (G3) going one mile on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 18 for trainer Mike Stidham.

Sprawl (City Zip), a Grade 3 winner (2021 West Virginia Governor's), worked five furlongs in 1:01.4 at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the ninth fastest of 28 works at the distance. His previous work was seven days ago going five furlongs at Fair Grounds. In his last start he placed sixth in the Lukas Classic (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs on Oct. 2 for trainer Tommy Drury.

Pauline's Pearl (Tapit), a Grade 3 winner (2021 Fantasy), worked five furlongs in 1:02.0 at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the 16th fastest of 28 works at the distance. Her previous work was nine days ago going five furlongs at Fair Grounds. In her last start she won the Zia Park Oaks going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Zia Park on Nov. 23 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Pretty Birdie (Bird Song), a Grade 3 winner (2021 Schuylerville), worked four furlongs in 51.0 seconds at Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. It was the 56th fastest of 77 works at the distance. Her previous work was six days ago going three furlongs at Fair Grounds. In her last start she placed ninth in the Spinaway (G1) going seven furlongs on the main track at Saratoga on Sept. 5 for trainer Norm Casse.

Sole Volante (Karakontie), a Grade 3 winner (2020 Sam F. Davis), worked seven furlongs in 1:26.4 on turf at Palm Meadows on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 2 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed sixth in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 18 for trainer Patrick Biancone.

English Bee (English Channel), a Grade 3 winner (2019 Commonwealth Derby), worked four furlongs in 52.0 seconds on turf at Palm Meadows on Sunday morning. It was the 24th fastest of 36 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed third in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 18 for trainer Graham Motion.

Majestic Eagle (Medaglia d'Oro), a Grade 3 winner (2019 American), worked four furlongs in 50.2 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the 23rd fastest of 32 works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going four furlongs at Santa Anita. In his last start he placed fourth in the Seabiscuit Handicap (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Del Mar on Nov. 27 for trainer Neil Drysdale.

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