TORONTO, June 9 – 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. Follow Ernie on Twitter @WoodbineClocker.
[Track ratings based on a scale of 1-5 with ‘1’ being the slowest.]
Saturday Race 4 – Hold’emforransom (Ian Black)
Ernie said: "Worked on 05/14 in :48 with Emma-Jayne Wilson up and inadvertently galloped out past some workers in front of him. Which looked good. Work on 05/28 in 1:01h with Wilson also aboard, came home in :34.80 and out in 1:12.80."
Saturday Race 10 – Nevaeh’s Valentine ( Earl Barnett)
Ernie said: "With Steve Bahen up on 05/31, worked in :47.60. Just a lovely move always works consistently quick will be a good price in a loaded field."
Sunday Race 11 – Buttermilk Pike (Dan Vella)
Ernie said: "On June 4, worked in :48.40 and came home in an easy :25. Big good looking fellow hasn’t been asked for his best yet."
Sunday Race 10 McGarrett (Bev Chubb)
Ernie said: "On 05/24, McGarrett worked on the Training Turf in :59.80 through splits of :23.60 ..3/8 in :36, home in :23.80 dogs well out. Best work of that day."
King and His Court
Ernie said: "On 05/28, went in 59.20b with Boulanger up. worked in company with Conquest Tsunami (59.60b). After the break track rated 3 very fair. Then on 06/04 worked with Tsunami as well in :48.60 outworking him by 2 lengths. Just after the break rated 3."
State of Honor
Ernie said: "State of Honor worked with Honorable Guest both in 101.20. Started a length behind caught up.
23.80…3/8 in 35.60 home in 25.80."
Tiz A Slam:
Ernie said: "On 06/06, Tiz a Slam worked with Bet on Mike both in 1:00.40b. Was on the inside the whole way nice easy move just after the break rated fair 3."
Ernie said: "On May 26, Avie’s Mesa (Contreras up) went in :49, home in :23.8 well after the harrow break track fair 3. Dark horse in the race. Nice follow up work."
WOODBINE OAKS, PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER
Ernie said: "On June 6, Holy Helena went in 100.80 and out in 1:14.80. Easy work getting familiar with the surface which I don’t believe will be an issue. After the break track a little slow rated 2.5."
Ernie said: "On 06/04, Enstone went in :48.20 and worked easy in company with Superduper sky. After the break track quick 3.5."
Ernie said: "Mythical Mission went in :59.60 on May 28 and outworked Chic Thrill (1:00.40) convincingly. After the break, track quick 3.5. Comeback work 06/04 in :48.60 out in 1:01.40. Nice and easy."
Ernie said: "On June 4, Ellan Vannin went in :59.40b with Alderson up on a rainy day through splits of :23.40…home in :35.80 out in 1:11.60 Track quick rated 4. My favorite move of the day."