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Today's Kentucky Derby Contender Works (2-23-11)

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Kentucky Derby contender 

workouts for today (Wednesday, Feb. 23) 

(with HRN Derby rankings):

 

Today's Derby contender works included a three furlong bullet from Fountain of Youth entrant Gourmet Dinner. The overachieving 2010 Delta Jackpot hero was last seen landing the show in the Holy Bull. He closed at a juicy 80-1 in the first pool of the Derby Future Wager.  

 

#13 Gourmet Dinner – Handy 3f bullet in :34.80 (1/10) at Gulfstream.  

#22 Astrology – Breezed 5f in 1:02.60 (28/35) at Santa Anita.

#40 J J’s Lucky Train – 4f in :50.41 (9/14) at Parx Racing.

#51 J W Blue – 4f in :49.60 (12/47) at Oaklawn Park.

#93 Uncle Sam – 4f in :48.60 (5/16) at Hollywood Park.

 

   [Can Gourmet Dinner win the Fountain of Youth? Is Astrology better than his low figures suggest? Log in and rank your 2011 Kentucky Derby contenders!]

 

Other Works:

 

Industry Leader drilled 3f in :35.20 (2/10) at Hollywood Park. (#103) Banjammer (#139) went 5f in 1:02.80 (1/3) at Mercury Equine Center. Bail Out The Cat (#149) worked 4f in :50.05 (11/15) at Palm Meadows. Royal Currier (#158) breezed 3f in :37.20 (4/10) at Gulfstream.


Notes:

 

The Feb 26 Fountain of Youth has attracted a field of eight headlined by To Honor And Serve, currently ranked #2 on Horse Racing Nation’s Top 250 Kentucky Derby contenders page. The Hutcheson Stakes has drawn ten including Manicero (#36), Black N Beauty (#57), and Travelin Man (#66).     

 

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