workouts for today (Friday, March 4)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a five furlong move from Sway Away. That was his first published work since a flying place
finish behind The Factor in the 7f San Vicente on Feb 20. Breeders’ Cup
Juvenile Turf hero Pluck continues to inch closer to his first start of the
year for Graham Motion.
#14 Sway Away – Went 5f in
1:02.80 (47/50) at Santa Anita.
#38 Pluck – Breezed 4f
(turf) in :49 (10/18) at Palm Meadows.
#91 Uncle Sam – 4f in :49
(6/10) at Hollywood
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Lil Bit O Fun (#140) breezed 5f
in 1:00.60 (2/11) at Tampa
Bay on March 3.
Response and Twinspired head a field of nine in Saturday’s John Battaglia
Memorial at Turfway
Park. The $100,000 event
is the final local prep for the March 26 Spiral Stakes (G3). Dialed In will
prep for the Florida Derby in the 4th race at Gulfstream Park
on March 6. The 9f optional claiming event attracted a field of five.