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Kentucky Derby 2012 Workout Report March 24 - Union Rags, Alpha breeze

Union Rags Fountain of Youth
Kentucky Derby 2012 
workouts for Saturday, March 24 

Today's Derby contender works featured a four furlong breeze from G1 Florida Derby hopeful Union Rags. G3 Gotham winner Hansen and G3 Withers hero Alpha also worked on Saturday.  



(# is HRN Kentucky Derby 2012 Ranking)

 

#1 Union Rags - 4f breeze in :49.10 (13/41) at Palm Meadows.

#4 Hansen - Breezed 5f in 1:01.20 (6/6) at Churchill Training. 

#5 Alpha - 5f breeze in 1:00.99 (2/19) at Palm Meadows. 

#15 Take Charge Indy - 5f breeze in 1:01.57 (6/19) at Palm Meadows.

 
 
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Other March 24 Works:

 

Midnight Transfer, 3rd in the G2 San Felipe, worked 5f in :59.80 (10/48) at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. G2 Fountain of Youth runner-up News Pending breezed 5f in 1:02.90 (24/32) at Gulfstream Park. G2 Tampa Bay Derby show finisher Cozzetti breezed 5f in 1:01.20 (12/32) at Gulfstream Park. G1 Florida Derby hopeful Fort Loudon breezed 4f in :51 (62/86) at Calder. Shkspeare Shaliyah, 7th when last seen in the Count Fleet Stakes, breezed 4f in :49.50 (24/112) at Belmont Park (training track). Twin, 7th in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby, breezed 5f in 1:02.60 (15/31) at Calder. Argentine Tango, 4th in the G3 Palm Beach, breezed 5f in 1:02 (4/31) at Calder. Finally, G2 Sanford hero Overdriven breezed an easy 4f in :51.42 (40/41) at Palm Meadows for Todd Pletcher.    

 

Notes:

 

Trainer Michael Matz on Union Rags: “He did it the right way. He went out with a set that worked, and Peter just sat behind them. I just wanted to have something for him to point at,” trainer Michael Matz reported from Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Boynton Beach. “The other two horses worked nicely and he worked nice and galloped out really well.”

 

Trainer Pat Byrne on Take Charge Indy's work: “It was a good maintenance work,” said Byrne. “He’s ready to go. It looks like the best (Kentucky) prep of the year. We know it will be a tough race. Union Rags is a very good horse. I’m actually a little surprised they’ve got six horses likely to run against him.”

 

 

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