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Today's Kentucky Derby Contender Works (4-17-11)

2011 Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby contender 

workouts for today (Sunday, April 17) 

(with HRN Derby rankings):


Today's Derby contender works included a four furlong Churchill Downs breeze from Stay Thirsty. He worked in company with Derby Trial hopeful Travelin Man. Decisive Moment earned a bullet at the same distance under the Twin Spires.      


#38 Stay Thirsty – Breezed 4f in :48 (2/30) at Churchill Downs.

#41 Decisive Moment – 4f bullet in :47.40 (1/30) at Churchill Downs


     [Do you think Stay Thirsty can rebound on the first Saturday in May? Is Decisive Moment a legitimate Derby contender? Log in and rank your 2011 Kentucky Derby contenders!]


Other April 17 Works:


Bind (#22) breezed 5f in :59 (2/22) over the all-weather surface at Keeneland. Uncle Sam (#69) worked 6f in 1:13.80 (4/18) at Santa Anita. Travelin Man (#83) went 4f in :48 (2/30) at Churchill Downs. Runflatout (#99) exercised 6f in 1:13.20 (5/22) at Hollywood Park. Fort Larned and Glory Game also worked on Sunday.


Saturday, April 16 Works:


Mucho Macho Man (#5) traveled a strong 7f in 1:23.65 at Gulfstream Park. Animal Kingdom (#9) drilled 5f in :59.20 (2/39) at Keeneland. Beamer, Cool Blue Red Hot, Free Entry, Indian Winter, Read The Contract, Sovereign Default, Thirtyfirststreet, and Western Mood also worked on Saturday.   


Friday, April 15 Works:


Pants On Fire (#6) uncorked a 5f bullet in :58.70 (1/6) at Palm Meadows Training Center. Machen (#67) breezed 6f in 1:14.40 (2/2) at Churchill Downs.     






Brilliant Speed earned an 89 BSF for his Blue Grass triumph.





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Older Comments about Today's Kentucky Derby Contender Works (4-17-11)...

With a large field in Derby,speed,rating,and closers will al show their stuff.Closer is Dialed In with a great jockey in the saddle.Zito knows how to win this race and what it takes.
i thought that brethren would have won or at best finish 2nd or 3rd in oaklawn derby, he was my pick for derby but now it seems like a wide open derby this year....right now am leaning towards mucho macho man, its a feel good story & if he wins it will be a great story for horseracing & triplecrown!!!
Although both will be extreme outsiders in the Derby, I believe Decisive Moment might stand a little better chance than Stay Thirsty. He stuck around pretty well in the Spiral after contending with hot fractions, and I think he'll like the surface at Churchill. Mucho Macho Man appears to have run his prep race on Saturday working 7 furlongs in a strong 1:23.65. Animal Kingdom is bred for turf on top and bottom, but I think he kind of runs like a dirt horse. His form was added to by Twinspired's Blue Grass run, it will be important to see him work over the track at Churchill. Animal Kingdom also may move up on slop. Lastly, Pants On Fire seems to have turned a new leaf since his upset win in the Louisiana Derby with another bullet workout.

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