workouts for today (Thursday, Feb. 17)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works
featured a five furlong drill from G3 Iroquois hero Astrology. 2010 Display
Stakes winner Tiz Blessed breezed four furlongs at Palm Meadows. Before his
Display victory on Nov 28 the son of Tiznow graduated in his Saratoga debut and finished 4th behind
Sweet Ducky, Curlinello, and Astrology in the Garden State Stakes.
#8 Astrology – Worked 5f
(handily) in 1:03.20 (6/9) at Santa Anita.
#42 Tiz Blessed – Breezed 4f
in :49 (12/34) at Palm Meadows.
#85 Mr. Commons – 7f in
1:25.60 at Hollywood
#91 Tech Fall – 3f breeze in
:37.01 (2/6) at Parx Racing.
#119 Leave of Absence – 4f in
:49.40 (18/34) at Palm Meadows.
#134 Lli Bit O’Fun – 4f in :49.60
(7/16) at Tampa Bay.
#141 Z Appeal – Breezed 4f
in :51.40 (13/18) at Calder.
#147 Bail Out The Cat – 4f
in :50.05 (30/34) at Palm Meadows.
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Crimson China (#113) made his US
bow a winning one in the 8th race at Gulfstream Park
on Feb 16. The son of Giant’s Causeway,
trained by Graham Motion and owned by Team Valor, rallied strongly to complete
his 9f turf journey in 1:46.80 and defeated highly regarded Pletcher trainee Ari
C. He ran well in his first two all-weather starts in England and was
originally slated to make his initial stateside outing in the G1 CashCall
Futurity in December.