workouts for today (Tuesday, March 29)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a seven furlong move from El Camino Real Derby hero Silver Medallion. The Santa
Anita Derby is up next for the Steve Asmussen trainee. Rebel show finisher
Archarcharch went a solid five furlongs in Arkansas.
#17 Archarcharch – 5f in
1:00.80 (4/20) at Oaklawn
#41 Silver Medallion – 7f in
1:23.60 at Santa Anita Park.
[Will Silver Medallion
handle dirt in the Santa Anita Derby? Can Archarcharch make some noise in the
Arkansas Derby? Log in and rank your 2011 Kentucky Derby contenders!]
Other March 29 Works:
Tech Fall (#72) breezed an easy
4f in :51 (16/29) at Oaklawn
Park. Humble And Hungry
(#88) traveled 6f in 1:13 (1/2) over the all-weather surface at Sagamore Farm. Chipshot
(#176) drilled a 5f bullet in 1:00.40 (1/20) at Oaklawn Park.
Trained Bob Baffert is still
undecided between the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial for Jaycito. 4th
place Louisiana Derby finisher Elite Alex would need a 1-2 finish in the
Arkansas Derby to make the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. He was
bred in Canada
so a Queen’s Plate run is not out of the question. If he does not go for the
Kentucky Derby where does that leave Calvin Borel? Super Saver’s baby bro
Brethren is a possibility.