workouts for today (Saturday, April 30)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a five furlong breeze from Risen Star hero Mucho Macho Man and Animal Kingdom
got his first feel of the Churchill oval. Twice The Appeal breezed under Calvin
Borel and Shackleford uncorked a bullet under the Twin Spires.
#8 Mucho Macho Man – 5f in 1:00.40
(4/36) at Churchill Downs.
#10 Animal Kingdom – 6f breeze
in 1:13 (2/9) at Churchill Downs.
#13 Twice The Appeal – 6f in
1:15.60 (7/9) at Churchill Downs.
#19 Twinspired – 5f in
1:01.20 (5/31) at Churchill (training track).
#35 Shackleford – 5f bullet
in :58.80 (1/36) at Churchill Downs.
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Other April 30 Works:
Some other notable 3yo’s were out
for morning exercise on Saturday. Alternation drilled a 5f bullet in 1:00.40
(1/12) at Arlington
Park. Bind breezed 4f in :48
(27/63) at Keeneland. Elite Alex uncorked a 5f bullet in :59 (1/26) at Delaware Park. Sway Away breezed 6f in 1:14 (4/9)
at Churchill Downs.
Animal Kingdom, with Robby
Albarado aboard, worked in company with Meistersinger and galloped out seven
panels in 1:26.24. Mucho Macho Man was under a ride in his work and galloped
out six furlongs in 1:14.82. Shackleford traveled fast throughout his Saturday
drill and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12.58. Twice The Appeal had Calvin
Borel in the irons and finished up a mile in 1:43 and change. Dialed In and Soldat
arrived at Churchill Downs on Saturday afternoon.