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