Kentucky Derby News For April 27, 2015
After a busy weekend, it was relatively quiet in terms of workouts for the Kentucky Derby. The lone horse to work was Bold Conquest who is ranked 22nd on the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard.
Bold Conquest went five furlongs in 1:01.80 while working in company with Gold Hawk. The splits were :13.20, :25.40, :37.60, and :49.60 with a gallop out of 1:16 for six furlongs.
American Pharoah walked the shedrow after his blazing five furlong workout on Sunday morning. Dortmund shipped in from California on Sunday and jogged around the track.
Bolo, also in from California, jogged one mile around the track while Danzig Moon galloped a mile and a half.
Carpe Diem finally made his way over to Churchill Downs early on Monday morning. All he did was walk around his barn.
The other Todd Pletcher trio of Itsaknockout, Materiality, and Stanford all galloped a mile and a half.
El Kabeir arrived early Monday morning after leaving New York on Sunday afternoon. He walked after his arrival. Far Right galloped a mile and a half.
Firing Line jogged around the track once while Frammento galloped over at Keeneland.
Frosted galloped a mile and three eights at Palm Meadows while Upstart also galloped. The duo will be flying into Louisville on Tuesday.
International Star jogged at the Trackside Training Center and then vanned over to Churchill Downs later in the morning.
Keen Ice galloped two miles while Mr. Z galloped and schooled in the paddock.
Mubtaahij jogged two miles at Arlington Park before being vanned to Churchill Downs with him leaving at 10 AM.
Ocho Ocho Ocho just walked around his barn on Monday morning while Tencendur did the same. War Story galloped a mile and a half.
Kentucky Oaks News
The Bob Baffert duo of Luminance and Maybellene were the only Kentucky Oaks workers. Luminance went five furlongs in 1:02.80 with splits of :12.80, :25.80, :38.40, and :50.60. She galloped out six furlongs in 1:15.60.
Maybellene worked four furlongs completing the distance in :48.80. The fractions for her were :24.20, :36.40, and a gallop out in 1:02.20.
Baffert was not too thrilled with the works. “I might not run a horse in the Oaks,” he said. “I worked them today. I wasn’t really sure; I wanted to see how they worked. It’s a tough Oaks and I might not enter a horse in the Oaks.”
The works were OK, but I don’t know if they are ready for that yet,” Baffert said. “There are a lot of races coming up. I wanted to get them here and watch them train. They are doing well, but I want to be in a more competitive (situation). It’s a really strong Oaks field. I’ll pick some other spots for them.”
The Pletcher duo of Angela Renee and Eskenformoney both galloped a mile and a half after some schooling at the gate.
Birdatthewire walked the shedrow for the second straight day while Condo Commando galloped a mile and three eighths.
Forever Unbridled galloped a mile and three eighths as well while the pair of I’m A Chatterbox and Lovely Maria walked the shedrow.
Include Betty jogged the track early and Oceanwave did the same. Puca galloped on Monday morning.
Sarah Sis was schooled at the starting gate and then had an easy gallop. Shook Up simply walked the shedrow after her workout on Sunday.
Stellar Wind, in from California, jogged a mile on Monday morning.