workouts for today (Saturday, March 12)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a five furlong breeze from Louisiana Derby hopeful Mucho Macho Man. Santiva,
runner-up to Mucho Macho Man in the Risen Star Stakes, worked five furlongs
at Palm Meadows. The Factor and Sway Away turned in strong moves at Santa Anita and they could both show up next in the March 19 Rebel.
#3 Mucho Macho Man – Breezed
5f in 1:00.80 (7/34) at Gulfstream
#6 Santiva – 5f in 1:02.80
(2/19) at Palm Meadows.
#12 Sway Away - Went 7f in 1:23.60 (1/3) at Santa Anita.
#28 Flashpoint – 4f breeze in
:48.30 (9/53) at Gulfstream.
#31 The Factor - Bullet 6f move in 1:12.20 (1/12) at Santa Anita.
#32 Caleb’s Posse – 5f in
1:01.40 (4/24) at Oaklawn
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Manicero (#57) breezed 3f in :36.40
(4/56) at Calder. Indian Winter (#66) went 5f in a swift :59.80 (2/54) at Santa Anita. Road Ready (#98) worked 6f in 1:13.20 (3/20) at Santa Anita. Casper’s
Touch (#134) traveled 5f in 1:02.70 (25/34) at Gulfstream. Royal Currier (#166)
dashed 3f in :36 (3/15) at Gulfstream. He is entered in a Starter Allowance
sprint at Gulfstream
Park on March 16. Ghost
Is Clear (#183) worked a 5f bullet in 1:00.20 (1/33) at Fair Grounds.
Madman Diaries has scratched out
of the Timely Writer Stakes. Uncle
Mo’s task is even easier now as
he looms the controlling speed against four rivals. Uncle Mo closed
as the favorite over San Felipe entrant Runflatout after the first day of the
second Kentucky Derby Future Wager.