workouts for today (Tuesday, March 8)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included
a seven panel drill from Astrology. The 2010 Iroquois hero is expected to make
his seasonal bow in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park
on March 19. Promising John Shirreffs trainee Mr. Commons worked four furlongs
at Hollywood Park and might take a shot at the Santa
Anita Derby in April.
#39 Mr. Commons – Went 4f in
:49.20 (11/19) at Hollywood
#41 Astrology – 7f in 1:25 (2/5)
at Santa Anita.
#48 J W Blue – Breezed 4f in
:47.60 (2/30) at Oaklawn.
#50 Aces N Kings – 4f breeze
in :49.80 (21/71) at Fair Grounds.
#58 I’m Steppin’ It Up – 4f
in :48.60 (12/31) at Gulfstream.
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Tech Fall (#90) breezed 3f in :39
(12/12) at Oaklawn. Glory Game (#127) went 3f in :36.20 (6/86) at Woodbine.
Bail Out The Cat (#132) drilled a 5f bullet in 1:01.90 (1/11) at Palm Meadows. Maybesomaybenot
(#137) breezed 3f in :37.20 (3/6) at Gulfstream. Strike Oil (#138) traveled 5f
in 1:01.80 (5/9) at Ocala
Z Appeal (#146) breezed 4f in :51.40 (9/12) at Calder. Sinai (#160) went 7f in 1:25.60 (4/5) at Santa Anita. Gallant Dreams (#170) breezed 5f in 1:03.25 (10/11) at Palm Meadows. Chipshot (#172) worked 5f in 1:04 (20/24) at Fair Grounds. Banned (#173)
exercised 5f in 1:02.60 (4/9) at Tampa Bay.
Fair Grounds Race Course has
rescheduled the Grindstone Stakes for March 12. A field of eight has been
entered including Aces N Kings and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf show finisher
Willcox Inn. Positive Response exited his romping Battaglia Memorial wire job
tally in fine order and will go next in Turfway’s Spiral Stakes on March 26.