TORONTO, August 3 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri will comment on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses to key on in upcoming races at Woodbine.
[Track ratings based on a scale of 1-5 with ‘1’ being the slowest.]
Race 8 Saturday – Eskiminzin
Ernie said: "On 07/31, Eskiminzin worked in 34.20h. Sat off stablemates Epilogue (34.80) and Bent Crowbar (35.80) ran off on those two and finished in front in 34.20 good off the pace work retains good form and there will be plenty of pace in the race. After the break track rated 3 fair."
Race 5 Saturday – Gossip Isle
Ernie said: "On 07/12, Gossip Isle worked in 48.20b on the turf, dogs out. Worked in company on this day in a very easy 1/2 but the gallop out was very good. She was tough to pull up. Three follow up works latest with Prized Bourbon."
Race 8, Sunday – Midnight Strider
Ernie said: "On 07/23, Midnight Strider went in 1:00.60b with Da Silva up for Banach. Midnight Strider worked with stablemate Executive Sight (1:01.60) had given that one a big start but caught up very quickly finished evenly. After the break track fair rated a 3."