Mystic Guide, 13 other tiered winners

Photo: Dubai Racing Club & Mathea Kelley

It has been almost six months since the last Mystic Guide race. On Sunday morning, he continued preparations for his comeback next month at the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Grade 1, $ 3 million at Gulfstream Park.

The almost 5-year-old horse from Ghostzapper was awakened on the Fair Grounds for trainer Mike Stidham with 36.2 seconds in three stages. It was his second training session that month after a long hiatus. Mystic Guide’s last race took place at Belmont Park last summer, where he finished second behind Max Player in the Suburban (G2).

There were 14 rated winners who trained across North America on Sunday.

Mystical guide (Ghostzapper), a grade 1 (Dubai World Cup 2020) winner, worked three stadiums in 36.2 seconds at the exhibition center on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of four works over the distance. His previous job was 14 days ago, going three stages on the Fair Grounds. On his last start on July 3, he finished second in the Suburban (G2) for coach Mike Stidham and walked 1 1/4 miles on the mainline at Belmont Park.

Mutasaabeq (Into Mischief), a Grade 2 (Bourbon 2020) winner, worked four stadiums in 51.4 seconds at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the 46th fastest of 46 works over the distance. His previous job was six days ago when he spent five stadiums on Palm Beach Downs. In his most recent start, he won the Mucho Macho Man who walked a mile on the mainline at Gulfstream Park for trainer Todd Pletcher on January 2nd.

Wells Bayou (Lookin At Lucky), a Grade 2 (Louisiana Derby 2020) winner, worked three stadiums in 37.6 seconds in Keeneland on Sunday morning. It was the fastest of two works at a distance. His previous job was seven days ago when he spent three stadiums in Keeneland. On his last start, he finished third on the Oaklawn Mile, which went a mile on the Oaklawn mainline for coach Brad Cox on April 10th.

Merneith (American Pharoah), a 2nd grade (2021 Santa Monica) winner, worked six stages in 1: 12.2 on Sunday morning in Santa Anita. It was the fastest of two works at a distance. Her previous job was nine days ago when she spent five stadiums in Santa Anita. In her most recent start, she won the Santa Monica (G2) over seven stadiums on the Santa Anita mainline on February 13 for coach Bob Baffert.

Brick factory ride (Clubhouse Ride), a Grade 2 (2021 San Carlos) winner, worked six stadiums in 1: 13.0 on Sunday morning in Santa Anita. It was the slowest of two works at a distance. His previous job was nine days ago when he spent five stadiums in Santa Anita. On his last start, he finished ninth in the Pat O’Brien (G2), who drove seven stadiums on the main line at Del Mar for coach Craig Lewis on August 28.

Weston (Hit It a Bomb), a Grade 2 (Best Pal 2020) winner, worked five stadiums at 1: 00.0 in Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the sixth fastest of 60 works over the distance. His previous job was 10 days ago when he spent five stadiums in Santa Anita. In his last start, he finished seventh in the baffle and went 6 1/2 stadiums on the Santa Anita lawn for coach Ryan Hanson on February 5.

Slow down Andy (Nyquist), a Grade 2 (2021 Los Alamitos Futurity) winner, worked five stadiums in 1: 01.0 in Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the 17th fastest of 60 works over the distance. This was his first job since his last race. On his last start on December 11th, he won the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) for coach Doug O’Neill over 1 1/16 miles on the main route of the Los Alamitos Race Course.

Guarantee (Constitution), a Grade 3 (2021 Oklahoma Derby) winner, worked four stadiums in 48.8 seconds on the Fair Grounds Sunday morning. It was the seventh fastest of 34 works over the distance. His previous job was eight days ago completing three stadiums on fair grounds. In his last start, he won the Oklahoma Derby (G3) over 1 1/8 miles on the main track in Remington Park on September 26th for Cox.

Freeport Joe (English Channel), a Grade 3 (2021 Berkeley Handicap) winner, worked three stages in 38.2 seconds in Golden Gate Fields on Sunday morning. It was the twelfth fastest of 21 works over the distance. His previous job was four stages at Golden Gate seven days ago. In his last start on November 27th, he won the Berkeley Handicap (G3) with 1 1/16 miles on the plastic in Golden Gate for trainer Gloria Haley.

Mugaritz (Dialed In), a Grade 3 (2019 Berkeley) winner, worked five stages in 1: 02.8 at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday morning. It was the 38th fastest of 89 works over the distance. His previous job was four stages at Golden Gate seven days ago. In his last start, he won a challenging one-mile race on the Golden Gate lawn for coach Jonathan Wong on December 4th.

Tides of the sea (English Channel), a Grade 3 (2021 WL McKnight) winner, worked four stadiums in 48.7 seconds at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the 20th fastest of 46 works over the distance. His previous job was 8 days ago and went four stages at Gulfstream. On his last start, he finished 10th in the Red Smith (G2), which walked 1 3/8 miles on the Aqueduct lawn for trainer Mike Maker on November 20th.

Shaft room (Jess’s Dream), a Grade 3 (2021 Kitten’s Joy) winner, worked four stadiums in 48.6 seconds at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. It was the 18th fastest of 46 works over the distance. His previous job was at Gulfstream four stadiums eight days ago. On his last start, he finished fifth in the Mystic Lake Derby, a mile on the grass in Canterbury Park for coach Mike Maker on June 23.

Edgeway (Competitive Edge), a class 3 winner (2021 Rancho Bernardo Handicap), drove five stadiums in 58.8 seconds on Sunday morning in Santa Anita. It was the fastest of 60 works at a distance. Her previous job was 15 days ago when she spent four stadiums in Santa Anita. At her last start she finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) and went seven stadiums on the main track in Del Mar for trainer John Sadler on November 6th.

Rockefeller (Medaglia d’Oro), a Grade 3 (2021 Nashua) winner, drove five stadiums in 59.6 seconds in Santa Anita on Sunday morning. It was the fourth fastest of 60 works over the distance. His previous job was six days ago when he spent five stadiums in Santa Anita. On his last start on November 7th, he won the Nashua (G3) for Baffert over a mile on the main line in Belmont Park.

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