Trainer Dale Romans’ duo of Dak Attack and Tiz Mischief, two of his top Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) prospects, were among 142 horses on the Churchill Downs work tab during a windy Saturday morning.
Albaugh Family Stables’ and Brereton Jones’ Dak Attack, the winner of the Aug. 20 Ellis Park Juvenile, returned to the work tab after nearly three months with a three furlong-breeze in :38.40 under regular exercise rider Faustino Herrarte. In the next set, Frank Jones Jr.’s probable $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) contender Tiz Mischief breezed five furlongs in 1:01 with Herrarte aboard through splits of :23.60 and :48, before galloping out six furlongs in 1:15.40, according to Churchill Downs’ clocker John Nichols.
Fellow Jockey Club probables Lone Sailor (four furlongs :48.80) and Mr. Recio (four furlongs :50) also put in their final preparations before next Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile race.
Source: Churchill Downs