Nileist is officially entered this Thursday, June 6th at Golden Gate, a maiden $20,000 for 3 years old and up going 1 mile and a sixteenth on the turf course. Ruben Fuentes is in the irons breaking from the 6 post in race number 4. Ruben was also aboard her in the most recent workout today, he really liked his work today and will be traveling up to Golden Gate for us.
Cairo Kiss is targeting a maiden special weight for fillies and mares three years old and upward going 1 mile on the Santa Anita turf course, Sunday, June 23rd.
Just got off the phone with our vet up in Santa Ynez and news keeps getting better with Bella Chica. She should be off antibiotics in less than a month. I didn’t ask the question of when can she go back to work but I believe she’ll be in round pen before we know it. I usually don’t spend more than two weeks there as I prefer them jogging at the track. She’s been on the vibrating plate two times at day for a while so her muscles shouldn’t have atrophied. I’ve learned not to get to up or down in this business but it will take something for me not to smile all afternoon.
Tiznow Magic Union Work 5-31
The Tiznow-Magic Union 17 colt worked three furlongs in company this morning in 38 seconds. Visually this was one of the colt’s better works so far. Check out the gallop out.
Soul Beam Workout 5-31
Soul Beam returned back to the work tab this morning. He worked four furlongs in 49.8 on the training track with jockey Noberto Arroyo Jr. aboard. Soul Beam did this all within himself, finishing strong. He will work one more time in preparation for his next potential start on June 15th!
Nileist Workout 5-31
Nileist worked four furlongs in 48.8 from the gate this morning at Santa Anita. Trainer Andrew Lerner was again very pleased with this work. At the end of the video, you can hear a brief exchange between rider Ruben Fuentes and trainer Andrew Lerner. They both had only good things to say about Nileist.
Trainer Andrew Lerner is looking at a race Thursday, June 6th at Golden Gate which entries are being taken today. It is a Maiden Claiming $20,000 going a mile on the turf. Andrew will be keeping his eye on entries over the next few hours. Be on the lookout for updates to come!
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If this video doesn’t get you fired up and ready for the races, we don’t know what will! The colt worked another easy three furlongs this morning in 38 seconds with rave reviews from the Mandella barn.
Trainer Doug O’Neill informed us that Squared Straight has just a “smidgen of a shin” he’s dealing with right now. Not anything of significance. This is very typical with two-year old’s at this stage of their training. For those who don’t know its akin to shin splints in humans. Doug said he’d give him about two weeks off before resuming any training. Updates to follow.
Utalknboutpractice worked his second three furlongs this morning at San Luis Rey in 37.2 seconds. He continues to develop nicely and does everything with ease. He should come back in another 7-10 days with another three furlong work as he progresses in building stamina for longer distanced works.
Noble Goddess has been entered in Sunday’s 9th and final race at Santa Anita. Mario Gutierrez returns to ride from post 8. It is a maiden special weight going five furlongs on the turf course.