workouts for today (Monday, March 7)
(with HRN Derby rankings):
Today's Derby contender works included a four furlong breeze from To Honor And Serve. The Nashua and Remsen hero weakened to finish a disappointing 3rd in his Fountain of Youth return. Willcox Inn breezed six furlongs in advance of the rescheduled Grindstone and Runflatout uncorked a bullet before his upcoming engagement in the San Felipe.
#7 To Honor And Serve – Easy 4f breeze in :51 (11/20) at Payson Park.
#27 Willcox Inn – 6f in 1:14.60 (2/4) at Fair Grounds.
#35 Silver Medallion – Went 6f in 1:12 (3/14) at Santa Anita.
#37 Runflatout – 6f bullet in 1:10.40 (1/14) at Santa Anita.
#38 Machen – 5f breeze in 1:01.60 (21/68) at Fair Grounds.
#47 Wilkinson – 5f in 1:01.60 (21/68) at Fair Grounds.
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Beamer (#64) breezed 5f in 1:02.90
(7/14) at Palm Meadows. Smash (#115) went 5f in 1:01.20 (31/57) at Santa Anita.
Financial Empire (#118) breezed 4f (turf) in :53.10 (7/23) at Palm Meadows.
Hammersmith (#127) traveled 4f in :49 (5/26) at Tampa Bay.
Inhisglory (#138) breezed 4f in :50.20 (61/140) at Fair Grounds. Rocking Out (#156)
journeyed 5f in 1:02.40 (5/5) at Gulfstream. Populist Politics (#175) exercised
4f in :51.20 (104/140) at Fair Grounds.
A field of nine is shaping up for Saturday’s San Felipe at Santa Anita Park. Probables include Albergatti, Awesome Patriot, Bench Points, Comma To The Top, Jakesam, Jaycito, Premier Pegasus, Runflatout, and Surrey Star. The Factor could make his next start in the March 19 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.