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2018 Kentucky Derby workout report for March 25

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TwinSpires Staff

March 26th, 2018

This weekend’s two Kentucky Derby (G1) preps – the Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 24 and Sunland Derby on March 25 – once again shook up the Leaderboard. With the Florida Derby (G1) only a week away and Keeneland just around the corner, things are heating up on the Road to the Kentucky Derby!

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Enticed (63 Derby Points) – Godolphin homebred breezed a half-mile in :49.60 over the fast dirt at Palm Meadows Training Center on March 23 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin; first move by the Medaglia d’Oro colt since his triumph in the March 10 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct; dark bay likely to return to that venue for the April 7 Wood Memorial (G2).

Promises Fulfilled (52) – Dale Romans pupil breezed five furlongs in 1:02.04 over the fast main track at Gulfstream Park on March 24; Shackleford chestnut enters the March 31 Florida Derby (G1) at that track off a 2 1/4-length victory in the March 3 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at 18-1.

Quip (50) – Distorted Humor colt breezed four furlongs in :48.40 on March 24 over the fast dirt at Tampa Bay Downs in his first move since upsetting the March 10 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at 19-1 while making his sophomore bow; Rodolphe Brisset trainee could show up at Keeneland for the April 7 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) in his final prep for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Good Magic (34) – Champion son of Curlin breezed five furlongs in 1:01.45 on March 24 over the fast dirt at Palm Meadows Training Center for trainer Chad Brown; chestnut colt ran third in the March 3 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) while making his sophomore bow and is likely to appear at Keeneland for the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) on April 7.

Flameaway (30) – Mark Casse trainee breezed a bullet half-mile in :48.95 over the fast dirt at Palm Meadows Training Center on March 25; Scat Daddy chestnut finished second most recently in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) on March 10 and is targeting April 7 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland.

Free Drop Billy (24) – Dale Romans pupil breezed four furlongs in :49.91 over Gulfstream Park’s fast main track on March 24; Union Rags colt likely targeting Blue Grass Stakes (G2) on April 7 at Keeneland after running a well-beaten third as the 8-5 favorite in March 10 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct.

Strike Power (20) – Speightstown chestnut breezed a bullet half-mile in :47.87 over Gulfstream Park’s fast main track on March 23 for trainer Mark Hennig; Swale Stakes (G3) winner headed to March 31 Florida Derby (G1) off nice second in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) on March 3.

The horses listed below have either not worked or are exiting a recent race.

Noble Indy (110) – Todd Pletcher trainee earned his place in the Kentucky Derby starting gate, and atop the Derby Leaderboard, with a close victory in the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds on March 24.

Bolt d’Oro (64) – Mick Ruis-owned and -trained colt scheduled to work on March 26 in first move since being awarded the win in the March 10 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park; Medaglia d’Oro colt will face off against the disqualified winner of that race, McKinzie, yet again as both are targeting the April 7 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

Bravazo (54) – D. Wayne Lukas trainee was sent off second favorite in the March 24 Louisiana Derby (G2) but faded badly to be eighth under the wire; Awesome Again colt entered the nine-furlong contest off a nose win in the February 17 Risen Star Stakes (G2) at 21-1.

Magnum Moon (50) – Todd Pletcher trainee moved his career mark to a perfect three-for-three when taking the March 17 Rebel Stakes (G2) in his black-type debut; Malibu Moon bay colt expected to return to Oaklawn Park for the April 14 Arkansas Derby (G1).

Runaway Ghost (50) – Todd Fincher charge easily dominated 11 rivals in the Sunland Derby (G3) on March 25 to earn his shot at Kentucky Derby glory; Ghostzapper colt already boasts seven career starts and was a late nominee to the Triple Crown.

Lone Sailor (42) – Tom Amoss pupil headed to Kentucky Derby off close neck second in the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds on March 24; Majestic Warrior colt scheduled to ship to Churchill Downs in early April to begin Run for the Roses preparations.

McKinzie (40) – Bob Baffert charge scheduled to work March 26 ahead of final Kentucky Derby prep, the April 7 Santa Anita Derby (G1); Street Sense colt captured the March 10 San Felipe Stakes (G2) by a head but was disqualified to second for bumping rival Bolt d’Oro in the lane.

Solomini (34) – Curlin colt set for a March 26 move at Santa Anita Park ahead of April 7 Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct; Bob Baffert pupil finished second most recently in the Rebel Stakes (G2) on March 17 at Oaklawn Park.

My Boy Jack (32) – Keith Desormeaux-conditioned colt put in a furious rally from last to finish a close third in the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds on March 24; Creative Cause dark bay entered that contest off a 4 1/2-length victory in the February 19 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park in his first foray outside of California; co-owner Sol Kumin mentioned a possible start in the April 14 Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn if more points are needed to make Kentucky Derby (G1) field.

Firenze Fire (29) – Grade 1-winning Jason Servis charge considered probable for the April 7 Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct; Poseidon’s Warrior colt finished a well-beaten fourth last out in the Gotham Stakes (G3) on March 10 at the Big A.

Snapper Sinclair (22) – City Zip bay was a one-paced fifth throughout the March 24 Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds last out; Steve Asmussen trainee just missed by a nose in the February 17 Risen Star Stakes (G2) one race prior.

Combatant (22) – Scat Daddy colt has strung together four straight stakes placings, including a third in the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park most recently on March 17; Steve Asmussen pupil was also runner-up in both the February 19 Southwest Stakes (G3) and Smarty Jones Stakes on January 15 at Oaklawn thus far this season.

Blended Citizen (22) – Proud Citizen colt earned his first stakes win in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) over Turfway Park’s synthetic Polytrack on March 17; trainer Doug O’Neill considering wheeling bay charge back off three-week rest in Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes (G2) on April 7.

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