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Today's Kentucky Derby Contender Works (3-8-11)

Kentucky Derby contender 

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 Park.  

#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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Other Works:


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 Training Center. 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.



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The Rebel is coming up strong if Astrology, Sway Away and The Factor join the cast from Arkansas. Full Field.

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