workouts for today (Friday, March 18)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a five furlong bullet from impressive Hutcheson hero Flashpoint. He is expected
to go next in the 7f Swale with the Florida Derby a possibility.
#27 Flashpoint – 5f bullet in
:59.85 (1/14) at Gulfstream
#28 Thirtyfirststreet – 7f in
1:26.80 (2/5) at Santa Anita.
#41 J J’s Lucky Train – Breezed
5f in 1:01.86 (1/4) at Parx Racing.
#59 Preachintothedevil –
Went 8f in 1:43.22 (1/1) at Belmont
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Road Ready (#99) traveled 6f in
1:11.80 (2/20) at Santa Anita. Black N Beauty (#107) breezed 5f in 1:02.20
(11/14) at Gulfstream. Leave of Absence (#124) went 4f (turf) in :50 (3/18) at
Palm Meadows. Grind (#146) breezed 4f in :50.80 (24/33) at Fair Grounds.
Dreaminofthewin and Glint are
expected to scratch out of Saturday’s Rebel from Oaklawn Park,
and Tim Richey, trainer of Elite Alex, is considering the Louisiana Derby for
his charge. Astrology will make his 3yo bow in the Sunland Derby.