workouts for today (Friday, March 25)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a five furlong breeze from Risen Star runner-up Santiva. He has now worked four
times since his 3yo bow and is expected to make his next start in the April 16
Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.
#6 Santiva – Breezed 5f in 1:02.20
(5/9) at Palm Meadows.
#51 Aces N Kings – Easy 4f breeze
in :52.40 (1/2) at Diamond D Ranch.
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Vengeful Wildcat (#107) traveled 5f
in 1:00.09 (2/16) at Belmont
Park (training track). Ronin
Dax (#136) drilled a 5f bullet in 1:01.40 (1/9) at Tampa Bay.
Shadow Warrior (#226) went 4f (turf) in :47.20 (2/16) at Palm Meadows.
King Congie has a strained hind
leg and will defect from Saturday’s Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.
Bowman’s Causeway will run in the April 3 Florida
Dutrow is leading toward the Swale Stakes as the next start for Flashpoint but
he did not close the door on the Florida Derby.