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Today's Kentucky Derby Contender Works (3-31-11)

Kentucky Derby contender 

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 Park.

#30 Sway Away – 5f in :59.60 (2/22) at Oaklawn Park.   


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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.




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Older Comments about Today's Kentucky Derby Contender Works (3-31-11)...

I think J J's Lucky Train may be able to rock the Bay Shore on the Wood Memorial under card. He ran well at two turns in the early winter, but his true talent is going one turn. Plus the best 3yo sprinters don't seem to be showing up for this one-Flashpoint, The Factor, Sway Away, even Travelin' Man are all elsewhere mostly looking at the Derby.

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