Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's CALIFORNIA CHROME
is scheduled to work Saturday at Los Alamitos.
Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome is scheduled to ship
to Louisville on Monday and be ridden in Kentucky Derby 140 by Victor
Espinoza.VICAR'S IN TROUBLE
(No. 2)/GENERAL A ROD
(No. 20) - Skychai Racing, Terry Raymond and Jana
Wagner's Harry's Holiday was one of the first horses on the track after
it opened at 5:45 a.m. to gallop under exercise rider Joel Barrientos
for Mike Maker.
Maker has yet to name a rider for Harry's Holiday in the Derby.
J. Armando Rodriguez's General a Rod, who worked five furlongs
Wednesday in 1:03.20, walked the shedrow Thursday morning as did Ken and
Sarah Ramsey's Vicar's In Trouble.DANCE WITH FATE
(No. 3) -
Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing's Dance With Fate is
scheduled to work Saturday morning on the turf at Santa Anita for
trainer Peter Eurton.
Winner of the Blue Grass Stakes (GI) in
his most recent start, Dance With Fate is scheduled to ship to
Churchill Downs on Monday. Corey Nakatani has the Derby mount.WICKED
(No. 4) - Centennial Farms' Wicked Strong, winner of the Wood
Memorial (GI) in his most recent start, is scheduled to work Friday at
Belmont Park for trainer James Jerkens.SAMRAAT
(No. 5) - My
Meadowview Farm's Samraat, winner of his first five races and runner-up
in the Wood Memorial (GI) in his most recent start, is scheduled to work
Friday at Aqueduct for trainer Rick Violette.DANZA
(No. 8)/WE MISS ARTIE
(NO. 19) -
Trainer Todd Pletcher's quartet of Kentucky Derby hopefuls galloped
after the morning renovation break.
Pletcher, who will remain
at Churchill Downs through the Derby, said the four colts would work
Sunday, "if the weather cooperates" and that a decision on Vinceremos'
Derby participation would not come until early next week after he
watches the colt train and work.
finished 14th in the Blue Grass Stakes (GI) in his most recent start in
his only foray onto Polytrack, is owned by WinStar Farm and Twin Creeks
Racing Stables. Ovel Merida was aboard Vinceremos on Thursday morning.
Arkansas Derby (GI) winner Danza, who is owned by Eclipse
Thoroughbred Partners, was partnered by Ezequiel Perez; Starlight
Racing's Risen Star (GII) winner Intense Holiday had Isabelle Bourez
aboard; and, Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Spiral (GIII) winner We Miss Artie
was ridden by Nick Bush.HOPPERUNITY
(No. 23) - Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman's Rebel
(GII) winner Hoppertunity walked the shedrow a day after working five
furlongs in 1:00.20.
Trained by Bob Baffert, Hoppertunity
will be attempting to become the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby
without a start as 2-year-old since Apollo in 1882.
had him entered in a race at 2 and scratched him because I had another
one there," Baffert said. "He was ready to run, so that should count."
Tanma Corporation's Chitu galloped after the renovation break
with Dana Barnes up and Kaleem Shah's Bayern galloped at the same time
with Jorge Alvarez up.RIDE ON CURLIN
(No. 11) - Daniel
Doughtery's Ride On Curlin, runner-up in the Arkansas Derby (GI) last
out, galloped after the renovation break for trainer Billy Gowan under
exercise rider Bryan Beccia.
"He's doing just as good as we
had him in Arkansas," Gowan said. "He's held his weight well, stayed
sound and is galloping around with his ears up. He likes this track."
Ride On Curlin is scheduled to work Saturday, weather-permitting.TAPITURE
(No. 13) - Ron Winchell's Tapiture stood in the starting gate and then
galloped shortly after 7 o'clock with exercise rider Abel Flores up for
trainer Steve Asmussen.RING WEEKEND
(No. 14) - St. Elias Stable
and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend, winner of the Tampa Derby
(GII), is scheduled to work Friday at Fair Hill (Md.) Training Center
for trainer Graham Motion.MEDAL COUNT
(No. 16) - Spendthrift
Farm's Medal Count galloped under exercise rider Faustino Aguilar for
trainer Dale Romans after the renovation break.
The Blue Grass (GI) runner-up is slated to work Saturday, weather permitting.CANDY
(No. 17) - C R K Stable's Candy Boy galloped 1 ½ miles under
exercise rider Jelani Grant at 6:30 a.m. Thursday for trainer John
"It was an easy first day, just letting him get his
feet wet," Sadler said of Candy Boy, who arrived at Churchill Downs on
Monday, walked Tuesday and jogged Wednesday.
Candy Boy would gallop again in the morning and is scheduled to work
Saturday with three-time Kentucky Derby-winning rider Gary Stevens
slated to be aboard. Stevens has the Derby mount.UNCLE SIGH
18) - Wounded Warrior Stables and Anthony Robertson's Uncle Sigh is
scheduled to work Friday morning on the Belmont Park Training Track
around 9:30 according to trainer Gary Contessa.
Uncle Sigh would leave New York by van early Saturday morning with a
Saturday evening arrival at Churchill Downs anticipated. Contessa will
fly to Louisville on Sunday. Irad Ortiz Jr. is scheduled to ride Uncle
Sigh in the Derby.COMMANDING CURVE
(No. 21) - West Point
Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve galloped after the renovation break for
trainer Dallas Stewart with exercise rider Emerson Chavez aboard.
Commanding Curve sits at 21st on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby
Leaderboard Presented by Twinspires.com," and Stewart said that if he
makes the Derby field jockey Shaun Bridgmohan will ride.PABLO
(No. 22) - Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and
trainer Wesley Ward's Pablo Del Monte is scheduled to work Saturday or
Sunday at Keeneland.SOCIAL INCLUSION
(No. 24) - Rontos Racing
Stable's Social Inclusion worked three furlongs in :34.41 over a fast
track at Gulfstream Park Thursday morning.
"He went very
well," owner Ronald Sanchez said. "I got him in :34 and 2 and out in :47
and 3. Right now, we are just waiting."
connections of all horses under Derby consideration on the "Road to the
Kentucky Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com" leaderboard enter, Social
Inclusion would be the fourth also-eligible.BIG BAZINGA
- Derby Dreamers Racing Stable's Big Bazinga galloped 1 ½ miles after
the renovation break under Loren Diego.
Vassilieva is expected to be in Louisville Friday, according to
assistant Amber Mayers. Big Bazinga is scheduled to work Saturday.