workouts for today (Friday, Feb. 25)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Derby contender works included a five furlong bullet from Holy Bull hero Dialed
In. Nick Zito passed on the Fountain of Youth and is seeking another two turn
prep for the April 3 Florida Derby. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck
worked five furlongs on the turf at Palm Meadows.
#3 Dialed In – Bullet 5f breeze
in :59.95 (1/13) at Palm Meadows.
#9 Anthony's Cross - Handy 4f move in :48.80 (8/25) at Hollywood Park.
#19 Bench Points - 4f in :47.60 (10/34) at Santa Anita.
#34 Pluck – 5f turf move in 1:04.60
(13/17) at Palm Meadows.
#95 Road Ready - 5f bullet in :58.40 (1/59) at Santa Anita.
#107 Flashpoint – 3f in :37.65
(6/10) at Gulfstream in advance of Hutcheson.
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Shadow Warrior (#110) breezed 5f in 1:04 (12/13) at Palm Meadows. Gallant Dreams (#139) breezed 5f
in 1:03 (11/13) at Palm Meadows. Z Appeal (#140) went 4f in :51 (13/24) at Calder.
Pleasant Run (#156) breezed 5f in 1:02.90 (8/13) at Palm Meadows.
Kiaran McLaughlin said that
Hutcheson entrant Crossbow might scratch in favor of the March 5 Gotham Stakes.
He is concerned with the rail draw and likely demanding pace scenario.