workouts for today (Thursday, March 31)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a five furlong bullet from Arkansas Derby hopeful J P’s Gusto. Sway Away also
worked at Oaklawn
Park on Thursday and
reportedly galloped out nicely.
#25 J P’s Gusto – 5f bullet
in :58.60 (1/22) at Oaklawn
#30 Sway Away – 5f in :59.60
(2/22) at Oaklawn
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Other March 31 Works:
Yankee Passion (#76) went 3f in
:37.80 (4/8) at Oaklawn. Z Appeal (#150) breezed 4f in :51.80 (18/20) at
Calder. Grant Jack (#192) traveled 5f in 1:02.20 (11/22) at Oaklawn.
March 30 Works:
J J’s Lucky Train (#44) uncorked
a 5f bullet in 1:00.10 (1/14) at Parx Racing. The Bay
Shore at Aqueduct might be next. Santa Anita Derby hopeful Comma
To The Top (#58) went 4f in :49.40 (15/30) at Hollywood Park.
Awesome Patriot (#109) worked 5f in 1:00 (11/35) at Santa Anita. Ribo Bobo
(#121) breezed 3f in :38 (10/19) at Calder. Stakes placed colt Western Mood
(#152) went 4f in :48.40 (7/13) at Pleasanton
in his first move of the year.
Cliff Berry will ride J P’s Gusto
in the Arkansas Derby. Flashpoint will make his next start in the Florida
Derby. Overseas runners Master of Hounds and War Pact are under consideration
for the Kentucky Derby but the latter has no graded earnings.