Nyquist jogs on Keeneland's all-weather surface

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TwinSpires Staff

April 12th, 2016

Edited Press Release

Champion juvenile Nyquist jogged three times around Keeneland's five-eighths, all-weather training track Tuesday morning with regular exercise rider Jonny Garcia aboard.

"That is our standard routine at home to gallop a day and then jog," said Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill. "He trained on the training track several times here last fall before the Breeders' Cup (Juvenile [G1])."

Sisterson said Nyquist, undefeated in seven starts and the favorite for the $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 7 at Churchill Downs, is scheduled to work an easy half-mile Friday.

"He will probably be on a Friday schedule and that will give him three works before the Derby. Same as for Land Over Sea," said Sisterson, referring to the stable's recent Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) winner.

O'Neill is scheduled to arrive at Keeneland Thursday from his Southern California base.

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