Kentucky Derby contender
workouts for today (Tuesday, April 5)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included a six furlong bullet from Arkansas Derby hopeful Archarcharch. El Camino Real Derby winner Silver Medallion completed his Santa Anita Derby preparations on Tuesday.
#16 Archarcharch – 6f bullet in 1:12.20 (1/4) at Oaklawn Park.
#46 Astrology – 4f in :51.80 (27/28) at Santa Anita.
#48 Silver Medallion – 4f in :48.60 (10/28) at Santa Anita.
#61 Prime Cut – Easy 4f breeze in :51.20 (2/2) at Churchill Downs.
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Other April 5 Works:
Awesome Patriot (Santa Anita), Banned (Keeneland), Preachintothedevil (Belmont), and Western Mood (Pleasanton) also worked on Tuesday.
Patrick Valenzuela will ride Sway Away in the Arkansas Derby. Recent overseas transplant Clarke Lane might go next in the Blue Grass Stakes. He closed to finish a neck behind wire job winner Uncle Sam at Santa Anita in his US bow last weekend for trainer Simon Callaghan.