workouts for today (Monday, March 21)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a five furlong breeze from Florida Derby hopeful To Honor And Serve. That was
his third morning move since finishing a well-beaten 3rd in the
Fountain of Youth Stakes. A handful of horses entered in the Louisiana Derby
were also on the Monday worktab.
#6 Crimson China – 5f turf
bullet in 1:03.80 (1/9) at Palm Meadows.
#12 To Honor And Serve – Breezed
5f in 1:02.40 (3/11) at Payson
#32 Arch Traveler – 7f in 1:27.50
at Palm Meadows.
#49 Machen – 4f in :48
(4/69) at Fair Grounds.
#53 Wilkinson – 4f in :48.20
(5/69) at Fair Grounds.
[Who do you like in
the Louisiana Derby? Can To Honor And Serve rebound in the Florida Derby? Log
in and rank your 2011 Kentucky Derby contenders!]
Travelin Man (#98) drilled a 5f
bullet in 1:00.90 (1/22) at Palm Meadows. Financial Empire (#120) breezed 5f in
1:01.90 (7/22) at Palm Meadows. Justin Phillip (#133) journeyed 6f in 1:13
(1/2) at Fair Grounds. Prime Cut (#135) breezed 4f in :49.80 (32/69) at Fair
Grounds. Razmataz (#162) went 4f in :50.50 (18/33) at Palm Meadows. Liondrive
(#165) breezed 4f in :48.80 (14/69) at Fair Grounds. Blue Laser (#166) worked
an easy 4f in :51.40 (3/3) at Winstar
(all-weather). Populist Politics (#175), cross-entered in the Crescent City
Derby and Louisiana Derby, uncorked a 5f bullet in 1:00.20 (1/21) at Fair
The Louisiana Derby attracted a
baker’s dozen including Elite Alex, Machen, and 9-5 morning line favorite Mucho
Macho Man. Impressive debut sprint winner Bind is entered in the 4th
race at Fair Grounds on March 26. He is the 2-5 morning line favorite against
six rivals in the optional claiming route.