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ONYX – Sterling Racing’s
Black Onyx (No. 12) galloped 1 ½ miles under exercise rider Aurelio
Gomez during the special training session after the morning renovation
break for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks horses.
KITTEN / OVERANALYZE
/ PALACE MALICE / REVOLUTIONARY / VERRAZANO / WINNING
CAUSE – Prior to the morning renovation break Tuesday, Wood Memorial (GI)
winner Verrazano (No. 2) and Louisiana Derby (GII) winner Revolutionary
(No. 6) returned to the track after walking the shedrow of trainer Todd
Pletcher’s barn Monday. Verrazano jogged under Humberto Zamora and
Revolutionary jogged under Nick Bush.
prior to the renovation break, Charming Kitten (No. 21), most recently
third in the Blue Grass (GI), galloped under Patti Krotenko.
Pletcher said Tuesday that no “concrete” rider plans have been made for
Charming Kitten should he make it in the Derby starting gate.
the renovation break during the 15-minute period reserved for Kentucky Derby
and Kentucky Oaks contenders, Arkansas Derby (GI) winner Overanalyze
(No. 5) and Blue Grass runner-up Palace Malice (No. 13) galloped around
the Churchill Downs oval. Overanalyze was guided by regular exercise rider Obed
Perez and Palace Malice was under Jake Nelson.
(GIII) winner Winning Cause (No. 22) walked the shedrow of Barn 34. He
is scheduled to return to the track Wednesday.
Revolutionary, Charming Kitten, Overanalyze and Palace Malice are scheduled to
WEST/GOVENOR CHARLIE/POWER BROKER – Mike Pegram’s Govenor Charlie (No. 11)
galloped 1 3/8 miles after the break under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez.
and Mary West’s Code
West (No. 23) and Power Broker (No. 26) walked the shedrow
following Monday works. Jim Barnes, assistant to trainer Bob Baffert
said both colts came out of their respective works in good order. Code West had
worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 and Power Broker covered six furlongs in
SKY – Newtown Anner
Stud, James Covello and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky (No.
19) waited patiently at the gap during the morning renovation break before
galloping 1 3/8 miles under exercise rider Cassie Garcea.
likes to look at all the people,” Garcea said of the colt’s quiet disposition.
by John Terranova, Falling Sky is scheduled to work Saturday or Sunday.
DADDY/JAVA’S WAR – Charles Fipke’s
Java’s War (No. 4) and Magic City Thoroughbred Partners’ Frac Daddy (No.
15) galloped 1 ½ miles each after the renovation break. Marvin Abrego
was aboard Java’s War and Victor Lebron was on Frac Daddy.
Ken McPeek plans to work both of his Derby hopefuls on Saturday.
SOUL – Charles Fipke’s
Golden Soul (No. 25) galloped 1 ½ miles under exercise rider Emerson
Chavez at 6 o’clock, shortly after the track opened for training.
MYLUTE – Louisiana Derby (GII) runner-up Mylute
visited the paddock and jogged around the Churchill Downs track Tuesday under
regular exercise rider Maurice Sanchez.
to trainer Tom Amoss, Mylute is scheduled to have his final work in
advance of the Derby on Sunday.
INVASION – Fox Hill
Farms’ Normandy Invasion (No. 14) galloped 1 ½ miles under exercise rider Javier
Herrera after the renovation break.
Chad Brown, who has yet to saddle a Kentucky Derby starter, liked what
he saw of Normandy Invasion’s first day back at the track after working a
half-mile Sunday morning.
after a work, I walk a day and then jog,” Brown said. “But right now, he is too
– Stuart Janney III and
Phipps Stable’s Orb (No. 1) walked the shedrow at Barn 43 and is scheduled
to return to the track Wednesday trainer Shug McGaughey said.
is familiar territory,” McGaughey said of Barn 43, which served as his regular
barn when he started training more than 30 years ago. “All the horses I trained
here came out of this barn.”
roster of McGaughey horses that called Barn 43 home included 1993 Kentucky Oaks
winner Dispute, 1988 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic winner Personal
Ensign and fellow Hall of Famer Easy Goer.
addition to Orb, McGaughey has a couple other stable stars eyeing major
victories on Derby Day: Phipps Stable’s Point of Entry in the Woodford
Reserve Turf Classic (GI) and Emory Hamilton’s Hungry Island in
the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GII).
TAKE CHARGE – Calumet
Farm’s Oxbow (No. 17) walked the shedrow at Barn 44 a day after
working five furlongs in 1:01 under jockey Gary Stevens.
is very sharp this morning,” trainer D. Wayne Lukas said of Oxbow, who
broke his maiden here last fall and took the LeComte (GIII) at Fair Grounds by
11 ½ lengths. “He will go back to the track tomorrow.”
Horton’s Will Take
Charge (No. 9) galloped after the renovation break under exercise rider Rudy
– Pick Six Racing’s
Vyjack (No. 8) jogged to the finish line and then galloped 1 ½ miles
under trainer Rudy Rodriguez after the renovation break .
looked around a little bit at first but then settled in and went about his
business. He was very good this morning,” Rodriguez said.
had jogged early Monday morning for his first training at Churchill Downs and
Rodriguez said the Tuesday activity would be the norm.
is the same routine we have a home,” Rodriguez said. “When I worked for Bobby
(Frankel), he had a routine and schedule that worked and stuck to it.”
who will be saddling his first Kentucky Derby starter, said that Vyjack would
have paddock and gate schooling leading up to the race.