Kentucky Derby News For April 29, 2015
It was a quiet day on Wednesday morning with all the excitement funneled towards the Kentucky Derby Draw on Wednesday afternoon. That will take place at 5:30 PM Eastern Time and can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.
The only horse to work was Ocho Ocho Ocho with a three furlong breeze in :38.40.
American Pharoah galloped a mile and a half as did his stablemate Dortmund. They are expected to be the top two morning line favorites after the draw.
Bold Conquest was not entered in the Kentucky Derby after trainer Steve Asmussen discussed it over with the connections. He would have needed two defections to make the Derby.
Bolo galloped a mile and three eighths and also went to the starting gate for some schooling.
Carpe Diem galloped a mile while Itsaknockout galloped a mile and a half. The duo of Materiality and Stanford both galloped and then visited the starting gate.
Danzig Moon galloped a mile and a half while El Kabeir jogged over the main track. Far Right galloped a mile and a quarter.
Firing Line galloped a mile and a half as did Frammento. Frosted and Upstart both made their first appearance on the track after their flight from Florida. Frosted galloped a mile and three eighths with Upstart doing a routine gallop.
International Star galloped and also went to the starting gate. He was also expected to school during the third race in the paddock.
Keen Ice galloped two miles and Mr. Z had an easy walk in the shedrow after his two furlong blowout on Tuesday morning.
Mubtaahij galloped a mile around the track and he may have a blowout on Thursday morning.
Tale of Verve was a shocking late entrant into the Derby though he will be the second also eligible behind Frammento. Tale of Verve most recently broke his maiden on April 23 at Keeneland going one and three sixteenths over the main track.
Tencendur galloped once around the track and War Story jogged a mile before galloping another mile as well.
Kentucky Oaks News
With the draw for the Kentucky Oaks complete, it is now time to complete the final few days of preparation before the Kentucky Oaks on Friday.
Angela Renee galloped a mile and a quarter while stablemate Eskenformoney galloped once around the track.
Birdatthewire had a simple gallop and Condo Commando galloped a mile and three eighths. Forever Unbridled galloped a mile and three eighths as well.
The Larry Jones pair of I’m A Chatterbox and Lovely Maria both galloped five furlongs and then jogged five furlongs. They also visited the paddock on Wednesday. Jones was aboard the pair once again on Wednesday morning.
Include Betty had a gallop over the surface and Money’soncharlotte galloped a mile. Oceanwave a mile and went a total distance of a mile and three quarters.
Puca galloped a mile and Sarah Sis galloped a mile and a half. Shook Up went to the gate prior to her gallop. Stellar Wind galloped a mile and a half early on Wednesday morning.