Kentucky Derby 2012
workouts for Sunday, April 29
Today's Derby contender works featured a strong five furlong move from G1 Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister.
Will the unraced juvenile and possible Derby favorite wear the roses on the first Saturday in May?
(# is HRN Kentucky Derby 2012 Ranking)
#3 Bodemeister - 5f breeze in :59.60 (2/10) at Churchill Downs.
#8 Gemologist - 4f bullet in :50.39 (1/8) at Palm Meadows.
#11 El Padrino - 4f breeze in :53.34 (7/8) at Palm Meadows.
#46 My Adonis - 5f breeze in 1:01.60 (4/16) at Monmouth.
#65 Optimizer - 5f breeze in 1:00.40 (4/10) at Churchill Downs.
Bodemeister worked in company with Jemima's Pearl and was full of energy, galloping out six furlongs in 1:12.13, seven panels in 1:25.57, and a mile in 1:40.20 in the mud under Martin Garcia. Gemologist worked in company at Palm Meadows Training Center (muddy) with Disposablepleasure and went his final 1/8th in :11.59. He galloped out five furlongs in 1:03.16. El Padrino worked in company with Windsurfer and went his final 3/8ths in :39.79. Optimizer galloped out six furlongs in 1:14.90.