Prominent Horses Work at Saratoga

Though Street Sense garnered a vast amount of attention after posting a solid workout at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 15, a few other prominent horses that took to the track.

Elizabeth Valando’s Nobiz Like Shobiz worked on the Oklahoma Training turf course, his first move since winning the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Aug. 6. Nobiz Like Shobiz, who won the Wood Memorial (gr. I) earlier this year, breezed four furlongs in :49.99 with the dogs up.

Also on his resume, along with victories in the Remsen (gr. II) and the Holy Bull (gr. III), is a second-place finish to Any Given Saturday in the Dwyer (gr. II) and a second in the Champagne (gr. I).

Political Force, winner of the June 30 Suburban Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, worked six furlongs in 1:15.43 for Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens. He is a candidate for the Woodward (gr. I) at nine furlongs Sept. 1.

Political Force’s last four races have all come in graded stakes company. He was a runner-up to Corinthian--who is trained by Jerkens’ son, Jimmy--in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) and placed third in the Westchester and Skip Away handicaps (both gr. III).

Jerkens also breezed Swap Fliparoo, winner of last year’s Darley Test (gr. I). The 4-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate worked five furlongs in 1:02.07. Swap Fliparoo made one start at Saratoga this year and finished a disappointing seventh in the Hush Dear Stakes. Her last win came in the Sabin Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 17. She is nominated to the seven-furlong Ballerina (gr. I) Aug. 26.

Meanwhile, Rutherienne, winner of the Lake George Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga July 27, will run Aug. 18 in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I), trainer Christophe Clement said. Rutherienne is six-for-seven in her career with five stakes victories on her resume, including three grade III wins in a row. Clement had considered running her in the Lake Placid (gr. II) at Saratoga Aug. 17.

 

 

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