Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Works report: Clairière drills for final time before Azeri

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Clairière, a two-time Grade 1 winner, worked four furlongs in 50.2 seconds over the Oaklawn dirt Monday morning.

The daughter of Curlin is entered to make her 5-year-old debut for trainer Steve Asmussen in the Azeri (G2) on Saturday at Oaklawn, where she will face 2022 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Secret Oath. She worked regularly through the winter and was last seen in the afternoon finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 5, a head behind winner Malathaat.

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These 16 graded-stakes winners worked across the country on Monday.

Clairière (Curlin), a two-time Grade 1 winner (2022 Ogden Phipps, 2021 Cotillion), worked four furlongs in 50.2 seconds at Fair Grounds on Monday morning. It was the 17th fastest of 21 works at the distance. Her previous work was seven days ago going five furlongs at Fair Grounds. In her last start she placed third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Keeneland on Nov. 5 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Get Her Number (Dialed In), a Grade 1 winner (2020 American Pharoah), worked four furlongs in 50.4 seconds at San Luis Rey on Monday morning. It was the 12th fastest of 14 works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going six furlongs at San Luis Rey. In his last start he placed ninth in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28 for trainer Peter Miller.

Rhea Moon (Starspangledbanner), a Grade 1 winner (2022 American Oaks), worked three furlongs in 38.6 seconds at Santa Anita on Monday morning. It was the fifth fastest of six works at the distance. Her previous work was 15 days ago going four furlongs at Santa Anita. In her last start she won the American Oaks (G1) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita on Dec. 26 for trainer Philip D’Amato.

Society (Gun Runner), a Grade 1 winner (2022 Cotillion), worked five furlongs in 1:01.2 at Fair Grounds on Monday morning. It was the sixth fastest of 12 works at the distance. Her previous work was eight days ago going four furlongs at Fair Grounds. In her last start she placed seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff going 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Keeneland on Nov. 5 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Two Emmys (English Channel), a Grade 1 winner (2021 Mr. D.), worked five furlongs in 1:01.6 at Fair Grounds on Monday morning. It was the eighth fastest of 12 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he won the Fair Grounds (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Fair Grounds on Feb. 18 for trainer Hugh Robertson.

Say the Word (More Than Ready), a two-time Grade 2 winner (2021 Hollywood Turf Cup, 2021 Elkhorn), worked four furlongs in 48.8 seconds at Santa Anita on Monday morning. It was the third fastest of 18 works at the distance. His previous work was 16 days ago going four furlongs at Santa Anita. In his last start he placed fourth in the San Marcos (G3) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita on Feb. 5 for trainer Philip D’Amato.

Chess Chief (Into Mischief), a Grade 2 winner (2021 New Orleans Classic), worked four furlongs in 49.4 seconds at Fair Grounds on Monday morning. It was the 12th fastest of 21 works at the distance. His previous work was 22 days ago going three furlongs at Fair Grounds. In his last start he placed sixth in the Louisiana (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Fair Grounds on Jan. 21 for trainer Dallas Stewart.

Dicey Mo Chara (Adaay), a Grade 2 winner (2022 San Gabriel), worked four furlongs in 48.0 seconds at Santa Anita on Monday morning. It was the 12th fastest of 52 works at the distance. His previous work was 12 days ago going four furlongs at Santa Anita. In his last start he placed sixth in the San Marcos (G3) going 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Santa Anita on Feb. 5 for trainer Leonard Powell.

Hembree (Proud Citizen), a Grade 2 winner (2021 Joe Hernandez), worked four furlongs in 50.2 seconds at San Luis Rey on Monday morning. It was the 10th fastest of 14 works at the distance. His previous work was six days ago going four furlongs at San Luis Rey. In his last start he placed ninth in a claiming race going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Santa Anita on Jan. 13 for trainer Peter Miller.

Pleasant Passage (More Than Ready), a Grade 2 winner (2022 Miss Grillo), worked four furlongs in 50.2 seconds at Payson Park on Monday morning. It was the fifth fastest of six works at the distance. Her previous work was eight days ago going four furlongs at Payson Park. In her last start she placed second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf going one mile on the turf at Keeneland on Nov. 4 for trainer Shug McGaughey.

Canoodling (Pioneerof the Nile), a two-time Grade 3 winner (2022 Wilshire, 2022 Megahertz), worked five furlongs in 1:01.0 at Santa Anita on Monday morning. It was the 13th fastest of 32 works at the distance. Her previous work was 11 days ago going four furlongs at Santa Anita. In her last start she placed fourth in the Gamely (G1) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Santa Anita on May 30 for trainer Mike Puype.

The Chosen Vron (Vronsky), a two-time Grade 3 winner (2021 Affirmed, 2021 Lazaro Barrera), worked four furlongs in 50.0 seconds at Santa Anita on Monday morning. It was the 13th fastest of 18 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he won the Tiznow going one mile on the main track at Santa Anita on Feb. 20 for trainer Eric Kruljac.

Adare Manor (Uncle Mo), a Grade 3 winner (2022 Las Virgenes), worked four furlongs in 48.2 seconds at Santa Anita on Monday morning. It was the 18th fastest of 52 works at the distance. This was her first work since her last race. In her last start she placed second in an allowance race going seven furlongs on the main track at Santa Anita on Feb. 18 for trainer Bob Baffert.

Cavalry Charge (Honor Code), a Grade 3 winner (2022 Fair Grounds), worked four furlongs in 48.8 seconds at Fair Grounds on Monday morning. It was the second fastest of 21 works at the distance. This was his first work since his last race. In his last start he placed seventh in the Fair Grounds Presented by Horse Racing Nation (G3) going 1 1/8 miles on the turf at Fair Grounds on Feb. 18 for trainer Dallas Stewart.

Clear Vision (Artie Schiller), a Grade 3 winner (2022 Tropical Turf), worked four furlongs in 48.7 seconds at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the 19th fastest of 59 works at the distance. His previous work was nine days ago going four furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he placed seventh in an allowance race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Saratoga on Sep. 3 for trainer Matthew Brice O’Connor.

Greeley and Ben (Greeley’s Conquest), a Grade 3 winner (2022 Fall Highweight Handicap), worked four furlongs in 49.5 seconds at Belmont Park on Monday morning. It was the 31st fastest of 59 works at the distance. His previous work was 15 days ago going three furlongs at Belmont Park. In his last start he won the Fall Highweight Handicap (G3) going six furlongs on the main track at Aqueduct on Nov. 26 for trainer Faith Wilson.

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