Works: Swiss Skydiver, 43 other graded-stakes winners breeze

Works: Swiss Skydiver, 43 other graded-stakes winners breeze
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Three-time Grade 1 winner Swiss Skydiver put in her final piece of serious preparation for Saturday’s $1 million Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

With Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard, the Kenny McPeek-trained 4-year-old daughter of Daredevil went five furlongs in 1:01.21 on Sunday over a Saratoga main track rated fast.

“(Ortiz) loved her and said she felt great,” McPeek said. “We’re excited; we should be ready. She’s adaptable to racetracks and jockeys, it doesn’t really matter.”

Swiss Skydiver has posted six graded-stakes wins over five different ovals, with her biggest claim to fame taking place against males in last year’s Preakness Stakes. The last female to capture the Whitney was undefeated Hall of Famer Personal Ensign in 1988.

McPeek also breezed King Fury over the Oklahoma training turf Sunday in preparation for Saturday’s Saratoga Derby Invitational (G1) going 1 3/16 miles over the Mellon turf course. He went five furlongs in 1:01.25.

There were 44 graded-stakes winners who had timed workouts Sunday morning.

Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil) a three-time Grade 1 winner (2021 Beholder Mile, 2020 Preakness, 2020 Alabama) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.2 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 7th fastest of 31 works at the distance. Her previous work was 8 days ago going 5 furlongs at Saratoga. In her last start she placed 3rd in the Apple Blossom H. (G1) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Oaklawn Park on April 17 for trainer Kenny McPeek.

Gamine (Into Mischief) a four-time Grade 1 winner worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.8 at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 46th fastest of 62 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In her last start she won the Great Lady M (G2) going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 5 for trainer Bob Baffert.

Got Stormy (Get Stormy) a two-time Grade 1 winner (2019 Matriarch, 2019 Fourstardave) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.5 on turf at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 23 works at the distance. Her previous work was 16 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In her last start she placed 5th in the Jackpocket Jaipur (G1) going 6 furlongs on the turf at Belmont Park on June 5 for trainer Mark Casse.

Zulu Alpha (Street Cry (IRE)) a Grade 1 winner (2020 Gulfstream Park Turf ) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.0 at Churchill Training on Sunday morning. It was the 9th fastest of 9 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed 5th in the Arlington (G3) going 1 3/16 miles on the turf at Arlington on July 17 for trainer Mike Maker.

Flagstaff (Speightstown) a Grade 1 winner (2021 Churchill Downs) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.2 at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 4th fastest of 62 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed second in the True North (G2) going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Belmont Park on June 4 for trainer John Sadler.

Hit the Road (More Than Ready) a Grade 1 winner (2021 Frank E. Kilroe Mile) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.6 at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 22nd fastest of 62 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed fifth in the Maker's Mark Mile (G1) going 1 mile on the turf at Keeneland on April 9 for trainer Dan Blacker.

Varda (Distorted Humor) a Grade 1 winner (2020 Starlet) worked 4 furlongs in 50.0 at Los Alamitos on Sunday morning. It was the 14th fastest of 18 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 3 furlongs at Los Alamitos. In her last start she won the Starlet (G1) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 5 for trainer Bob Baffert.

Math Wizard (Algorithms) a Grade 1 winner (2019 Pennsylvania Derby) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.5 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 31 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed 9th in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 23 for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.

By My Standards (Goldencents) a four-time Grade 2 winner worked 4 furlongs in 47.0 at Colonial Downs on Sunday morning. It was the only work at the distance. His previous work was 8 days ago going 6 furlongs at Colonial Downs. In his last start he placed second in the Metropolitan H. (G1) going 1 mile on the main track at Belmont Park on June 5 for trainer Bret Calhoun.

Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown) a two-time Grade 2 winner (2021 Dinner Party, 2020 Bernard Baruch H.) worked 4 furlongs in 49.2 at Churchill Training on Sunday morning. It was the 9th fastest of 22 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed second in the Wise Dan (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Churchill Downs on June 26 for trainer Mike Maker.

Charmaine's Mia (The Factor) a two-time Grade 2 winner (2021 Royal Heroine, 2021 Buena Vista) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.4 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 8 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In her last start she placed sixth in the Gamely (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Santa Anita Park on May 31 for trainer Philip D'Amato.

Miss Marissa (He's Had Enough) a two time Grade 2 winner (2021 Delaware H., 2020 Black-Eyed Susan) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.8 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 3 works at the distance. This is her first work since her last race. In her last start she won the Delaware H. (G2) going 1 1/4 miles on the main track at Delaware Park on July 10 for trainer James T. Ryerson.

Acclimate (Acclamation) a Grade 2 winner (2019 Del Mar Handicap) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.6 at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 7th fastest of 62 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 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 Park on June 19 for trainer Philip D'Amato.

Masteroffoxhounds (War Front) a Grade 2 winner (2021 San Marcos) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.6 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the second fastest of 8 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In his last start he placed fourth in the Manhattan (G1) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on June 5 for trainer Richard Baltas.

Soothsay (Distorted Humor) a Grade 2 winner (2021 Santa Anita Oaks) worked 3 furlongs in 38.6 at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the 35th fastest of 37 works at the distance. This is her first work since her last race. In her last start she won the Indiana Oaks (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Indiana Grand Race Course on July 7 for trainer Richard E. Mandella.

Bodhicitta (GB) (Showcasing (GB)) a Grade 2 winner (2020 Yellow Ribbon H.) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.6 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the second fastest of 8 works at the distance. Her previous work was 10 days ago going 5 furlongs at Del Mar. In her last start she placed third in the Gamely (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Santa Anita Park on May 31 for trainer Richard Baltas.

Ride a Comet (Candy Ride (ARG)) a Grade 2 winner (2018 Del Mar Derby) worked 4 furlongs in 51.4 at Woodbine on Sunday morning. It was the 83rd fastest of 90 works at the distance. His previous work was 16 days ago going 5 furlongs at Ellis Park. In his last start he placed third in the Wise Dan (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Churchill Downs on June 26 for trainer Mark Casse.

Analyze It (Point of Entry) a three-time Grade 3 winner (2020 Red Bank 2018 Transylvania 2017 Cecil B. DeMille) worked 4 furlongs in 49.1 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 9th fastest of 51 works at the distance. His previous work was 8 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed second in an allowance race going 1 mile on the turf at Belmont Park on June 6 for trainer Chad Brown.

Warrior's Charge (Munnings) a two-time Grade 3 winner (2020 Philip H. Iselin, 2020 Razorback) worked 4 furlongs in 48.4 at Ellis Park on Sunday morning. It was the 10th fastest of 65 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Ellis Park. In his last start he placed second in the Stephen Foster (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs on June 26 for trainer Brad Cox.

Cupid's Claws (Kitten's Joy) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Tokyo City Cup) worked 4 furlongs in 47.6 at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 98 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. 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 18 for trainer Craig Dollase.

Neige Blanche (FR) (Anodin (IRE)) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Santa Barbara) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.6 on turf at Del Mar on Sunday morning. It was the second fastest of 8 works at the distance. Her previous work was 7 days ago going 4 furlongs at Del Mar. In her last start she placed third in the Possibly Perfect going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita Park on June 13 for trainer Leonard Powell.

Dennis' Moment (Tiznow) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Iroquois) worked 5 furlongs in 58.4 at Ellis Park on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 19 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Ellis Park. In his last start he placed fifth in an allowance race going 7 furlongs on the main track at Churchill Downs on Nov. 27 for trainer Dale Romans.

Sally's Curlin (Curlin) a two time Grade 3 winner (2020 Hurricane Bertie, 2019 Chilukki) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.4 at Ellis Park on Sunday morning. It was the 5th fastest of 19 works at the distance. Her previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Ellis Park. In her last start she placed seventh in an allowance race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Keeneland on April 22 for trainer Dale Romans.

Con Lima (Commissioner) a two time Grade 3 winner (2021 Wonder Again, 2021 Herecomesthebride) worked 4 furlongs in 49.9 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 78th fastest of 114 works at the distance. Her previous work was 8 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In her last start she placed second in the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on July 10 for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Gershwin (Distorted Humor) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Penn Mile) worked 4 furlongs in 48.2 at Fair Hill on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 4 works at the distance. His previous work was 9 days ago going 5 furlongs at Fair Hill. In his last start he placed fourth in the Dwyer (G3) going 1 mile on the main track at Belmont Park on July 5 for trainer Michael Stidham.

Cookie Dough (Brethren) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Royal Delta) worked 3 furlongs in 38.1 at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the 17th fastest of 31 works at the distance. Her previous work was 8 days ago going 3 furlongs at Gulfstream Park. In her last start she placed fifth in the Sheer Drama going 7 furlongs on the main track at Gulfstream Park on September 6 for trainer Juan Alvarado.

Well Defined (With Distinction) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Sam F. Davis) worked 4 furlongs in 47.2 at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of 61 works at the distance. His previous work was 9 days ago going 4 furlongs at Gulfstream Park. In his last start he won a starter allowance race going 1 mile on the main track at Gulfstream Park on June 25 for trainer Kathleen O'Connell.

Cool Arrow (Into Mischief) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Smile Sprint) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.4 at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 16 works at the distance. His previous work was 11 days ago going 4 furlongs at Gulfstream Park. In his last start he placed third in an allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Gulfstream Park on June 30 for trainer Teresa M. Pompay.

Jackson (Kantharos) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Gulfstream Park Sprint) worked 4 furlongs in 47.6 at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the third fastest of 61 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park. In his last start he placed seventh in the Sunshine Sprint going 6 furlongs on the main track at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 16 for trainer Jose Pinchin.

Pickin' Time (Stay Thirsty) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Nashua) worked 4 furlongs in 47.8 at Monmouth Park on Sunday morning. It was the 4th fastest of 121 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed fourth in the Haskell (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Monmouth Park on July 17 for trainer Kelly Breen.

High Velocity (Quality Road) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Bob Hope) worked 4 furlongs in 47.8 at Monmouth Park on Sunday morning. It was the 4th fastest of 121 works at the distance. His previous work was 9 days ago going 3 furlongs at Monmouth Park. In his last start he placed fifth in an allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track at Parx Racing on April 14 for trainer Kelly Breen.

Island Commish (Commissioner) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Kitten's Joy) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.6 at Monmouth Park on Sunday morning. It was the 22nd fastest of 30 works at the distance. His previous work was 7 days ago going 5 furlongs at Monmouth Park. In his last start he placed 3rd in the Showing Up going 1 mile on the turf at Gulfstream Park West on Nov. 7 for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.

Queen Nekia (Harlington) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Royal Delta) worked 4 furlongs in 49.4 at Monmouth Park on Sunday morning. It was the 58th fastest of 121 works at the distance. Her previous work was 6 days ago going 3 furlongs at Monmouth Park. In her last start she placed third in the Delaware H. (G2) going 1 1/4 miles on the main track at Delaware Park on July 10 for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.

A Thread of Blue (Hard Spun) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Palm Beach) worked 4 furlongs in 49.0 at Monmouth Park on Sunday morning. It was the 31st fastest of 121 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed fourth in an allowance race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Woodbine on July 4 for trainer Mark Casse.

Chateau (Flat Out) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Tom Fool H.) worked 4 furlongs in 48.8 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 49th fastest of 114 works at the distance. His previous work was 9 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed third in the Lite the Fuse going 6 furlongs on the main track at Pimlico on July 4 for trainer Rob Atras.

King Fury (Curlin) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Stonestreet Lexington) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.2 on turf at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 23 works at the distance. His previous work was 8 days ago going 5 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed second in the Ohio Derby (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Thistledown on June 26 for trainer Kenny McPeek.

Gam's Mission (Noble Mission (GB)) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Regret) worked 4 furlongs in 48.9 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 6th fastest of 51 works at the distance. Her previous work was 8 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In her last start she placed 4th in the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on July 10 for trainer Cherie DeVaux.

Midnight Bourbon (Tiznow) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Lecomte) worked 4 furlongs in 51.4 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 32nd fastest of 51 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed sixth in the Haskell (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Monmouth Park on July 17 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Yes This Time (Not This Time) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Kent) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.6 on turf at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 9th fastest of 23 works at the distance. His previous work was 13 days ago going 5 furlongs at Monmouth Park. In his last start he won the Kent (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Delaware Park on July 3 for trainer Kelly Breen.

Fighting Seabee (Summer Front) a Grade 3 winner (2019 With Anticipation) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.2 on turf at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 5th fastest of 23 works at the distance. His previous work was 9 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed third in an allowance race going 1 mile on the turf at Churchill Downs on June 4 for trainer Kenny McPeek.

Wit (Practical Joke) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Sanford) worked 4 furlongs in 50.5 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 95th fastest of 114 works at the distance. This is his first work since his last race. In his last start he won the Sanford (G3) going 6 furlongs on the main track at Saratoga on July 17 for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Mintd (IRE) (Olympic Glory (IRE)) a Grade 3 winner (2021 Old Forester Mint Julep) worked 4 furlongs in 50.2 on turf at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 15th fastest of 62 works at the distance. Her previous work was 19 days ago going 3 furlongs at Saratoga. In her last start she wonn the Mint Julep (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Churchill Downs on June 12 for trainer Brendan Walsh.

Olympico (FR) (Rajsaman (FR)) a Grade 3 winner (2019 Fort Marcy) worked 4 furlongs in 50.5 at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 98th fastest of 114 works at the distance. His previous work was 6 days ago going 4 furlongs at Saratoga. In his last start he placed sixth in an allowance race going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Belmont Park on June 27 for trainer Chad Brown.

Guildsman (FR) (Wootton Bassett (GB)) a Grade 3 winner (2020 Franklin-Simpson) worked 4 furlongs in 50.8 on turf at Saratoga on Sunday morning. It was the 28th fastest of 62 works at the distance. His previous work was 20 days ago going 3 furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed 6th in an allowance race going 6 furlongs on the turf at Belmont Park on June 12 for trainer Brendan Walsh.

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