Kentucky Derby News For April 28, 2015
Mr. Z was the lone Kentucky Derby horse to work. He had a short blowout of two furlongs in :24.
American Pharoah had a simple jog on Tuesday morning while Dortmund galloped a mile and a half.
Bold Conquest walked the shedrow after his workout on Monday. Bolo galloped a mile and a half.
The quartet of Todd Pletcher runners, Carpe Diem, Itsaknockout, Materiality, and Stanford, all went to the track. Itsaknockout galloped a mile and a half while the other three were schooled at the gate and then galloped.
Danzig Moon galloped a mile and a half while El Kabeir walked the shedrow on Tuesday morning.
Far Right galloped a mile and a quarter while Firing Line galloped a mile and a half.
Frammento, currently the 22nd horse on the entry list, galloped at Keeneland and was vanned over to Churchill later in the day.
Down at Palm Meadows, Frosted galloped a mile and three eighths while Upstart walked the shedrow. Both are flying into Louisville later on Tuesday.
International Star galloped a mile and a quarter while Keen Ice went further with a 2 mile gallop.
Mubtaahij made his first appearance on the Churchill Downs main track with a one mile jog and one mile canter around the oval.
Ocho Ocho Ocho galloped around the track and is scheduled to work on Wednesday morning.
Tencendur jogged one mile on the main track as soon as it opened. War Story schooled at the gate and then galloped a mile and a half.
Kentucky Oaks Notes
By far the biggest news of the day on Tuesday was the draw for the 2015 Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 1. The entries can be found below.
|Post Position||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Morning Line Odds|
|1||Forever Unbridled||Mike Smith||Dallas Stewart||15-1|
|2||Shook Up||Robby Albarado||Steve Asmussen||30-1|
|3||Include Betty||Rosemary Homeister Jr.||Tom Proctor||20-1|
|4||Eskenformoney||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||20-1|
|5||Condo Commando||Joel Rosario||Rudy Rodriguez||4-1|
|6||Angela Renee||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|7||Lovely Maria||Kerwin Clark||Larry Jones||5-1|
|8||I'm A Chatterbox||Florent Geroux||Larry Jones||4-1|
|9||Money'soncharlotte||Paco Lopez||Kelly Breen||50-1|
|10||Oceanwave||Rafael Bejarano||Wayne Catalano||30-1|
|11||Sarah Sis||Gary Stevens||Ingrid Mason||30-1|
|12||Stellar Wind||Victor Espinoza||John Sadler||7-2|
|13||Birdatthewire||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Dale Romans||6-1|
|14||Puca||Junior Alvarado||Bill Mott||15-1|
|15. Also-Eligible||Peace and War||Julien Leparoux||Olly Stevens||50-1|
As for news on the fillies, Angela Renee and Eskenformoney both galloped. The former went a mile and a quarter while the latter galloped a mile and a half.
Birdatthewire jogged a mile while Condo Commando galloped a mile and three eighths. Forever Unbridled also galloped a mile and three eighths.
I’m A Chatterbox and Lovely Maria both galloped a mile with trainer Larry Jones aboard for both gallops. Include Betty had an easy gallop early on Tuesday morning.
Money’soncharlotte was an unexpected entrant for the Oaks on the weekend, but drew in with the defection of Luminance and Maybellene. She is on her way to Churchill and will arrive late Tuesday evening.
Oceanwave galloped a mile and a half while Puca had a simple gallop.
Sarah Sis began her day with a jog and then galloped two miles while the morning line favorite for the Oaks, Stellar Wind, galloped a mile.
Below is an updated list of stakes probables for Kentucky Derby Day (Saturday, May 2) courtesy of Churchill Downs PR.
$500,000 WOODFORD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC (GI) (Entries taken April 29; race May 2) – Chocolate Ride, Finnegans Wake, Optimizer, Seek Again, Slumber (GB), Stephanie’s Kitten, Umgiyo (AUS). Possible: Grand Arch.
$500,000 CHURCHILL DOWNS (GII) (Entries taken April 29; race May 2) – Bayern, C. Zee, Pants On Fire, Private Zone.
$300,000 CHURCHILL DOWNS DISTAFF TURF MILE (GII) (Entries taken April 29; race May 2) – Coffee Clique, Grand Elmendorf, I’m Already Sexy, Kitty Wine, Lady Lara (IRE), Maid On a Mission, Personal Diary, Rosee Is Cozee, Sandiva (IRE), Solid Appeal, Strike Charmer, Tepin.
$300,000 HUMANA DISTAFF (GI) (Entries taken April 29; race May 2) – Classic Point, Clearly Confused, Dame Dorothy, Judy the Beauty, Princess Violet, Sweet Reason, Sweet Whiskey, Thank You Marylou, You Bought Her.
$250,000 AMERICAN TURF (GII) (Entries taken April 29; race May 2) – A Lot, Conquest Typhoon, Firespike, Force the Pass, Metaboss, Royal Son, Tuba, Wireless Future, World Approval.
$200,000 PAT DAY MILE (GIII) (Entries taken April 29; race May 2) – Competitive Edge, Conquest Bigluck E, Hillbilly Royalty, Lord Nelson, Pain and Misery, Prospect Park, Toasting Master, Where’s the Moon.