contender workouts for today (Wednesday, March 2)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a four furlong breeze from Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf show finisher Willcox Inn. The Michael Stidham trainee goes next in Saturday’s grassy Grindstone
Stakes at Fair Grounds and Rosie Napravnik rides. Aces N Kings worked four furlongs on Wednesday and is
also entered in the Grindstone.
#43 Willcox Inn – Breezed 4f
in :49.20 (10/35) at Fair Grounds.
#47 Aces N Kings – Went and
easy 4f in :51 at Diamond D Ranch.
#72 Thirtyfirststreet – 4f in
:48.40 (20/41) at Santa Anita.
#85 Fort Larned
– 5f on turf in 1:00 (15/16) at Palm Meadows.
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Vengeful Wildcat (#103) uncorked
a 3f bullet in :36.06 (1/10) at Belmont
Park (training track). Sinai
(#155) went 4f in :49.80 (33/41) at Santa Anita. Banned (#167) drilled a 4f bullet
in :46.60 (1/26) at Tampa
Bay. Chipshot (#168) breezed
4f in :52.20 (33/35) at Fair Grounds.
Mucho Macho Man will make his
next start in the Louisiana Derby. Impressive
maiden sprint winner Uncle Brent was purchased privately by Charles Cella and
is now under the care of Lynn Whiting. No word on his next start but Whiting
ruled out the Rebel Stakes. Corey Lanerie will ride Twinspired in Saturday’s
Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway