TORONTO, June 29 – 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.]
Ernie said: "On June 25, Aurora Way went in :59.60b. Splits first 3/8 in :35 out in 1:12.40 up in 1:27.60. Right at 6:00 am fresh track in great shape rated 3. Very easy work. Has had 3 prior gate works so the break is imperative for this one."
Ernie said: "On June 26, Holy Helena went in 1:01.80b with Luis Contreras up through splits of :25.20 …:49.80…out in 1:15.40. This was strictly an easy maintenance move. Really went easy not asked for much. Right after the break track slow rated 2."
King and His Court
Ernie said: "On June 23, King and His Court went in 1:00.60b with Gary Boulanger up. Worked in company with Belle de Nuit both in 1:00.60, finished together, started to pull away at the 7/8 pole out in 1:13. After the break track slow 3.5"
King and His Court…
State of Honor
Ernie said: "State of Honor went in :59.60b on June 23 with Patrick Husbands up in company with Tour de Force. Final 3/8 in :36 out in 1:12.80 always behind caught up at the 1/8 pole finished together. Track same as above."
Tiz a Slam
Ernie said: "On June 28, Tiz a Slam worked in "48.60 b with Eurico Rosa da Silva up, just after the break. Track rated even 3 very easy tune up."
Ernie said: "On June 24, Guy Caballero worked in :59.80H. Started behind Watch Me Strut and Split my Pants both 1:01 . Exercise rider on Guy was driving to catch the other two. After the break track a little slow 2.5."
Ernie said: "Malibu Secret worked in :59.40h on June 25 with Alan Garcia up working in company with Cleopatra’s Strike (1:00.60b). Started 3 behind, finished 3 in front under urging. After the break track rated 3 fair."
Spirit of Caledon
Ernie said: "Spirit of Caledon went in :59.40b on June 24. This one galloped out in 112 after the break track slow rated 2.5. This was a very efficient move will get a lot out of that work."