- Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister kicked off today’s workout action with a five furlong move at Churchill Downs which he completed in 1:00 4/5 B for trainer Bob Baffert. The three time Derby winning conditioner said that his charge simply floated over the track. Baffert also noted that Liaison will compete in the Kentucky Derby after looking like a new animal on the track this morning. Read more here.
- Grade 1 winner Creative Cause rolled through five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 H at Santa Anita. The son of Giant’s Causeway raced without blinkers for the first time last out in the Santa Anita Derby where he was second beaten a nose. He did not have them on in the work so it appears that they are gone for good. Joel Rosario will ride in the Run for the Roses.
- Santa Anita Derby victor I’ll Have Another was placed on the vets list at Santa Anita after having shock therapy treatment on his back. This is not out of the ordinary and should not be viewed negatively. Trainer Doug O’Neill and owner J Paul Reddam are sparing no expense to prepare their Derby contender to do his best running. Click here to read more.
- This site agrees with Mike Watchmaker, who says the riders of Hansen (Ramon Dominguez) and Bodemeister (Mike Smith) need not worry about the presence of the sprinting Trinniberg in the Kentucky Derby. He will likely have the lead early, but will without a doubt fade. Why ruin the chances of Hansen or Bodemeister by engaging him too soon? Let him do his thing and pretend he isn’t even there. Watchmaker has it right on this issue.
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