Work All Week began galloping last week in Florida, and the hope is the country's reigning champion male sprinter will arrive at Oaklawn by the end of February, the gelding's trainer, Roger Brueggemann, said Sunday morning.
“He'll come here whenever the weather stabilizes,” Brueggemann said.
Brueggemann said the major spring objective for Work All Week is the $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 9. Although Oaklawn's final major local prep for the Count Fleet is the $100,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 7, Brueggemann said he doesn't expect Work All Week will be ready for that race.
Work All Week wintered last year at Oaklawn and won both his local starts, including the $100,000 Hot Springs. He went on to win 5 of 6 starts overall, including the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. The 6-year-old City Zip gelding, who races for his breeder, Chicago-based Midwest Thoroughbreds, was freshened following his Breeders' Cup victory.
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