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Today's Kentucky Derby Contender Works (2-14-11)

To Honor And Serve breaks maiden at Belmont Park (10-2-10).
Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese

Kentucky Derby contender 

workouts for today (Monday, Feb. 14) 

(with HRN Derby rankings):

 

Today's Derby contender works featured a five furlong breeze from Fountain of Youth hopeful To Honor And Serve. Southwest probables J P’s Gusto and Elite Alex exercised at Oaklawn Park, and Machen completed his preparations for the Feb 19 Risen Star.   

 

#2 To Honor And Serve – Breezed 5f in 1:03 (3/20) at Payson Park.

#17 J P’s Gusto – 6f breeze in 1:15.60 (3/12) at Oaklawn Park.

#21 Machen – 5f in 1:01.80 (24/53) at Fair Grounds.

#30 The Factor - 7f (best of 4) bullet in 1:24.40 at Hollywood Park.

#32 Sweet Ducky – 5f in 1:00.40 (3/14) at Palm Meadows.

#34 Alternation - 5f breeze in 1:01.40 (4/84) at Oaklawn Park.

#42 Elite Alex – 7f in 1:27 from the gate under Calvin Borel at Oaklawn.

#49 Wilkinson – Breezed 5f in 1:01.80 (24/53) at Fair Grounds.

#51 J W Blue – 4f in :50.30 (14/69) at Oaklawn.

 

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Other Works:

 

Pants On Fire (#57) breezed 4f in 50:50 at Palm Meadows. Populist Politics (#61) worked 4f in :49 at Fair Grounds. Ghost Is Clear (#64) breezed 5f in 1:01.80 at Fair Grounds. Indian Winter (#79) went 5f :59.80 at Santa Anita. He goes next in the Feb 20 San Vicente. Nacho Business (#104) worked a 5f bullet in :59.60 at Palm Meadows. Crimson China (#143) breezed 4f (:53) on turf at Palm Meadows in advance of the 8th race at Gulfstream Park on Feb 16. Royal Currier (#144) went 6f in 1:12.60 at Gulfstream. Grant Jack (#148) breezed a 5f bullet in 1:02.20 at Oaklawn. Justin Phillip (#149) covered 4f in :48 at Fair Grounds. Blue Laser (#154) went 5f in 1:02.60 at Palm Meadows.

 

 

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Nice 7f work by The Factor. It looks like he is ready for the San Vicente.

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