Works report: Asmussen stars include Jackie's Warrior, Clairiere

Works report: Asmussen stars include Jackie's Warrior, Clairiere
Photo: Janet Garaguso

Monday morning, sprint division leader Jackie's Warrior continued his preparations for the Grade 1 Forego Stakes on Aug. 27 at Saratoga. The Steve Asmussen trainee worked five furlongs on the training track in 1:00.22, joint fastest of seven over the surface and distance. The son of Maclean's Music is perfect in four starts this year, and hopes to continue his path toward a second sprinting Eclipse Award. As reported by David Grening of the Daily Racing Form, Jackie's Warrior worked in company with his Grade 1-winning stablemate Gunite.

These were not the only stars to go out for Asmussen this morning at the Spa. Clairiere also worked five furlongs in 1:00.30 over the Saratoga training track in preparation for the Personal Ensign (G1) on Aug. 27. Grening reported that she worked in company with Travers (G1) contender Epicenter, though as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on Monday Epicenter's drill had not yet been posted to Equibase.

At least 17 graded-stakes winners worked across North America on Monday morning. To find out where they may be headed next, visit the Horse Racing Nation Stakes Schedule.

Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music), a five-time Grade 1 winner worked five furlongs in 1:00.2 at Saratoga on Monday morning. It was the fastest of 7 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going four furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he won the Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) going six furlongs on the main track at Saratoga on July 30 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Clairiere (Curlin), a two-time Grade 1 winner (2022 Ogden Phipps, 2021 Cotillion), worked five furlongs in 1:00.3 at Saratoga on Monday morning. It was the third fastest of 7 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going five furlongs at Saratoga. In her last start she won the Shuvee (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Saratoga on July 24 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Blue Stripe (ARG) (Equal Stripes (ARG)), a Grade 1 winner (2022 Clement L. Hirsch), worked four furlongs in 49.8 at Del Mar on Monday morning. It was the 41st fastest of 58 works at the distance. This was her first work since her last race. In her last start she won the Clement L. Hirsch (G1) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Del Mar on Aug. 6 for trainer Marcelo Polanco.

Gunite (Gun Runner), a Grade 1 winner (2021 Hopeful), worked five furlongs in 1:00.2 at Saratoga on Monday morning. It was the fastest of 7 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he won the Amsterdam (G2) going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Saratoga on July 31 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Tripoli (Kitten's Joy), a Grade 1 winner (2021 Pacific Classic), worked four furlongs in 49.4 at Del Mar on Monday morning. It was the 29th fastest of 58 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed sixth in the San Diego H. (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Del Mar on July 30 for trainer John Sadler.

Chess Chief (Into Mischief), a Grade 2 winner (2021 New Orleans Classic), worked four furlongs in 51.9 at Saratoga on Monday morning. It was the 13th fastest of 15 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed third in the Alydar going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Saratoga on Aug. 4 for trainer Dallas Stewart.

Chewing Gum (Candy Ride (ARG)), a Grade 2 winner (2022 Joe Hernandez), worked four furlongs in 51.0 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the 19th fastest of 27 works at the distance. His previous work was 8 days ago going four furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed fourth in the Connaught Cup (G2) going seven furlongs on the turf at Woodbine on July 23 for trainer Bill Mott.

Law Professor (Constitution), a Grade 2 winner (2021 Santa Anita Mathis Mile), worked five furlongs in 1:04.2 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the fifth fastest of 7 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going five furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed ninth in the Oaklawn Mile (G3) going one mile on the main track at Oaklawn on April 2 for trainer Michael McCarthy.

Last Samurai (Malibu Moon), a Grade 2 winner (2022 Oaklawn H.), worked four furlongs in 48.6 at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. It was the third fastest of 37 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed third in the R.A. "Cowboy" Jones Overnight going one mile on the main track at Ellis Park on Aug. 6 for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Lieutenant Dan (Grazen), a Grade 2 winner (2021 Eddie D), worked five furlongs in 1:04.6 at Del Mar on Monday morning. It was the 45th fastest of 46 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going four furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed second in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) going five furlongs on the turf at Del Mar on Nov. 6 for trainer Steven Miyadi.

Drafted (Field Commission), a four-time Grade 3 winner (2019 Al Shindagha Sprint, 2019 Mahab Al Shimaal, 2022 Runhappy, 2022 Toboggan), worked four furlongs in 48.4 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the fastest of 27 works at the distance. His previous work was 9 days ago going four furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed second in the Alapocas Run going six furlongs on the main track at Delaware Park on July 2 for trainer David P. Duggan.

Newgrange (Violence), a two-time Grade 3 winner (2022 Southwest, 2022 Sham), worked five furlongs in 1:00.2 at Del Mar on Monday morning. It was the 11th fastest of 46 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going four furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed sixth in the Rebel (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Oaklawn on Feb. 26 for trainer Bob Baffert.

Tizamagician (Tiznow), a two-time Grade 3 winner (2021 Cougar II, 2021 Tokyo City Cup), worked five furlongs in 59.4 at Del Mar on Monday morning. It was the third fastest of 46 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going four furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed second in the Cougar II (G3) going 1 1/2 miles on the main track at Del Mar on July 24 for trainer Richard E. Mandella.

Breakpoint (CHI) (Constitution), a Grade 3 winner (2022 San Juan Capistrano), worked four furlongs in 51.0 at Del Mar on Monday morning. It was the 53rd fastest of 58 works at the distance. His previous work was 8 days ago going four furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he won the San Juan Capistrano (G3) going 1 3/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita on June 19 for trainer Neil Drysdale.

Dean Martini (Cairo Prince), a Grade 3 winner (2020 Ohio Derby), worked four furlongs in 46.6 at Del Mar on Monday morning. It was the fastest of 58 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going four furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed sixth in the Cougar II (G3) going 1 1/2 miles on the main track at Del Mar on July 24 for trainer Peter Eurton.

Jaxon Traveler (Munnings), a Grade 3 winner (2022 Maryland Sprint), worked four furlongs in 51.0 at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the 19th fastest of 27 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed third in the Ben's Cat going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Laurel Park on July 30 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Will's Secret (Will Take Charge), a Grade 3 winner (2021 Honeybee), worked four furlongs in 49.0 at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. It was the seventh fastest of 37 works at the distance. Her previous work was 9 days ago going four furlongs at Churchill Downs. In her last start she placed third in the Anchorage Overnight going one mile on the main track at Churchill Downs on July 3 for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

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