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Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby at The Downey Profile®

Girvin, Fast and Accurate Fire Bullets


Girvin recorded his first breeze since winning the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby with a half-mile bullet move in :47.80 (1/29) on Saturday at Trackside Louisville, Churchill Downs’ satellite training center.

With regular exercise rider and former jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, Girvin breezed in company with stablemate Cool Arrow. The official clocker caught the 3-year-old son of Tale of Ekati in splits of :11.60, :23 and :35.20 before galloping out five furlongs in 1:02.80.

“It was a little quicker than I would have liked for his first work back,” said trainer Joe Sharp. “Both he and Cool Arrow were on the bridle which is good. Rosie was happy with it and he seems to be cooling out well which will set him up for his work next week.”

Mike Smith has signed on to ride the colt on the first Saturday in May and will fly to Louisville for next weekend’s workout. Sharp was unsure if Girvin would breeze at Trackside Louisville or van to Churchill Downs.

Fast and Accurate

Fast and Accurate recorded a five-furlong bullet breeze in :59.60 (1/15) at Trackside.

The Hansen colt trained by Mike Maker worked in company with stablemate On John and was credited with fractional splits of :12, :24, :35.80 and :47.60. Fast and Accurate galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.80.

Fast and Accurate is not nominated to the Triple Crown but owners Kendal Hansen and Skychai Racing have said they will pay the $200,000 supplemental nomination to become eligible for the Kentucky Derby.

With a career record of 6-3-1-0, Fast and Accurate has recorded all three of his victories on turf or a synthetic surface.

Fast and Accurate is stabled in Maker’s Barn K at Trackside Louisville and is expected to breeze there again next Saturday.

Edited Churchill Downs release

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