5th at Keeneland Today, Something Amiss with Amoss?

Finally, praise for a modern day trainer instead of criticism. Mr. Amoss starts 3yo filly Keyana Washington at 3:19pm today at Keeneland against older mares and fillies in a 6F affair for a $30k tag. She is unraced, but check out this hyper-aggressive worktab between the polytrack at KEE and the dirt at FG:

April 7th – 6f/1:15
Mar 29th – 5F/1:01
Mar 11th – 6F/1:12
Mar 4th – 6F/1:14
Feb 11th – 5F/1:00
Jan 28th – 1m/1:44 (a mile, is this a typo?)
-6 other works from 5-6F before this, some bullets, some slow pokes.

M/L is 4-1, but this homebred daughter of Seeking The Gold looks to be the class of this group and will undoubtedly take some late action. It’s rare I have time to pick these out before the race, as evidenced by my upcoming piece on Lasix/Bute free Tackleberry, so this should be interesting to watch in person…off to Keeneland I go.

Anecdotally, I am not aware of Amoss being anything other than a typical modern day conditioner, for you horsemen and women out there, why would a trainer who hangs his hat on 4F works suddenly do this much with a nicely bred filly before her first outing?


About bpressey

Equine Exercise Physiologist

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Shelle deVergie

    Okay, you have peaked my interest so please let us all know how she does.

    • Just got home, she ran 3rd Shelle. Broke from the gate really well and got caught by 2, nearly 3 others, several strides before the wire. From what I heard on TVG, Ron Ellis was confused as to why such a regally bred mare was being run first out for a tag. Good point. No mention was made about her aggressive training regimen however. Of note, she was not ponied after the post parade and warmed up quite thoroughly compared to others in this race. Winning time was 1:12. Wonder if she was claimed? I was just handed a study from England that tied more speedwork to higher purse earnings in a group of horses racing on the flat – will be fodder for an upcoming post…are you coming to KY this summer?

  2. How will you evaluate Tackleberry’s performance at the mud bowl at the Charles Town Classic in WV Saturday? Poor horse’s first time out of FL. They had to delay post time due to lightening & thunder. It looked like a miserable mess, as it has been here all spring. Reminded me of my horses’ dash & slide to the food pan.

  3. I have an entire blog post about Tackleberry coming up shortly Jay, but I must admit I didn’t catch the race live – I will need to watch a replay.

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