Jeff Siegel: Primed & Ready Workout Report | Through July 14

Updated every Wednesday, the Primed and Ready List identifies horses that have recorded an outstanding workout within the past seven days and appear ready for a top performance. Workouts originate from Southern California (Santa Anita/Del Mar), New York (Saratoga/Belmont Park) and Florida (Palm Meadows) and can be viewed by clicking the link included in the description or at xbtv.com. Horses are removed following their first race after appearing on the list.

Workouts through July 14, 2021

BOBBY BO – (B. Baffert) July 12, 2021, Santa Anita, 6f, 1:12.1h

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Breezing workout for B. Baffert while finishing with a ton left, final 5/8ths in :24 flat, :48.2 and 1:00.3 from the half mile pole to the 7/8 pole, never taking a deep breath. Somehow managed to get himself beat in his debut but should make amends next time.
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CODY’S WISH – (W. Mott) July 9, 2021, Saratoga, 4f, :48b TT

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Finished smoothly without being asked, plenty left while appearing quite sharp for Mott. Didn’t get the best of runs in his debut when finishing third in an extended sprint and seems sure to step forward considerably next time.
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LUCK – (R. Baltas) July 13, 201, Del Mar, 5f, 1:01.4h tc du

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Broke off a length in front of Bodhicitta (same time) and maintained that advantage to the wire in breezing drill around dogs on turf for R. Baltas. Lightly-raced filly from France moves like a very nice type and seems fairly fit. Has conditions and will make the entries soon.
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M IS FOR MAGIC – (P. Eurton), July 12, 2021, Santa Anita, 4f, :47.3h

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Comebacker went nicely in easy half mile drill while getting cranked up for P. Eurton, final three furlongs in a sharp :35.1 without being asked. Coming back better than she left, it would appear, would love to see her in a high-priced maiden claimer this time around.
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REALM OF LAW – (C. Brown) July 10, 2021, Saratoga, 4f, :47.4b TT

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Solo half mile breeze for C. Brown, under wraps throughout while sharp and eager. Still a maiden after three starts but shouldn’t be one for long. Moves fine on dirt but might be more comfortable on grass.
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SUMPTER – (R. Mandella) July 11, 201, Del Mar, 4f, :48.1hg

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Gate work inside Wicked (same time) and was best every step of the way while under wraps and able to go much faster if turned loose, splits of :24.2, :36.1 and :48.1, smooth as silk. Much ability, it would appear, War Front juvenile is bred for turf and should be capable of winning sprinting or routing. Excellent prospect.

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Workouts Through July 7, 2021

CURIOUS INJI – (J. Mullins) July 4, 2021, Santa Anita, 5f, 1:01.3h
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Under wraps every step of the way in solo training track drill, final half mile in :24.1 and :48.4, plenty left late. Unplaced in three career starts, most recently in a maiden claiming miler (stumbled badly at the start), but the daughter of Misremembered surely appears capable of better and seems likely to surface in a winnable spot early in the Del Mar season.

LADY MYSTIFY – (P. Eurton) July 4, 2021, Santa Anita, 5f, 1:00h
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Never asked in sharp five furlong main track drill, final three furlongs in :11.2 and :35.3, plenty left late. Had nothing behind her when graduating by 18 lengths last time out and will get tested on the raise, but the daughter of Bernardini seems to be made of the stuff. Ready to step forward again.

SEMPER FIDELIS – (S. Joseph, Jr.) July 3, 2021, Palm Meadows, 4f, :47.1h
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Barn tends to let them roll in the a.m., but this lightly-raced son of Fast Anna was under cruise control throughout in sharp half mile main track drill, final three furlongs in :35 flat. Been away since December but appears to be returning better than he left and should be hard to beat vs. older maiden special weight foes.

WIT – (T. Pletcher) July 4, 2021, Belmont Park, 5f, 1:01.2b TT
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In company inside Lady Valentine (same time) in training track drill, breaking off a length in front and then finishing a similar margin ahead at the wire, some restraint early and then coasting through the lane (galloped out well, too) while clearly best. Practical Joke juvenile won at first asking impressively and seems likely to be seen in stakes company at Saratoga early in the season.


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