VICAR’S IN TROUBLE (No. 2)/GENERAL A ROD (No. 15)/HARRY’S HOLIDAY (No. 20) – Ken and Sarah's Ramsey's Vicar's in Trouble and SkyChai Racing, Terry Raymond and Jana Wagner's Harry's
Holiday ran five-furlong workouts for trainer Mike Maker shortly after the renovation break Saturday morning.
Maker's other Derby contender, J. Armando Rodriguez's General a Rod, put in a strong gallop under exercise rider Joel Barrientos shortly after the track opened.
Trouble, who won the Louisiana Derby (GII) and LeComte (GIII), worked
five furlongs in 1:03.80. Ridden by jockey Rosie Napravnik and working in company with General Jack, Vicar's
in Trouble posted fractions of :13.20, :25.80, :38.20, and galloped out six furlongs in 1:17.20.
"He worked very much the right way and did it very easily and galloped out very well,'' Napravnik said.
After jockey Corey Lanerie worked
Harry's Holiday, Maker confirmed that Lanerie had secured the mount for
the Derby. "He was available and does just as well at Churchill as
anybody,'' Maker said.
39-year-old Louisiana native whose career began in 1991, will be riding
in his first Kentucky Derby. He has won four of the past five Churchill
Downs riding titles, leading the jockeys' standings
in the fall and September meets in 2013 and in the fall and spring meets
"It'd be a dream
come true,'' Lanerie said of riding in the Derby. "It's what everybody
wants to do. Never thought I'd even ride at Churchill Downs, you know,
and to ride would be like – not complete, complete
would be winning the Derby – but it would be like I'm getting to the top
of the mountain, you know, to be able to ride the Derby. So it would be
awesome for me and for my family. Just a proud moment.''
He was about to call his mother, Debbie, with the news. "She's waiting for the phone call, now,'' he said.
working alone, produced fractions of :13.40 and :38.80 en route to five
furlongs in 1:02.60. He galloped out six furlongs in 1:16.20.
"He didn't do anything unless I asked him to do it, but he was willing when I did,'' Lanerie said. "Went smooth.''
DANCE WITH FATE (No. 3) – Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing’s Dance With Fate worked a half-mile on the dirt in :47 flat Saturday morning at Santa Anita for trainer Peter
Eurton with Amir Cedeno aboard.