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Prospective Puts in Sharp Work at CD


Prospective, winner of the Grade II Tampa Bay Derby, worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs on Monday for his next start in the Grade I Toyota Blue Grass.
“We are going to run Prospective in the Blue Grass rather than the Wood so he can run out of his own stall,” said Norman Casse, assistant trainer to his father, Mark. “He’ll ship from Churchill the morning of the race. It worked out well for him when he shipped from Palm Meadows to Tampa the morning of the Tampa Bay Derby.”
Working in company with anothr Casse-trained 3-year-old, Prospective went five furlongs in 1:01.20 (2/5), breezing. Prospective recorded fractions of :14.60, :27.20 and :39.40. The dark bay son of Malibu Moon sprinted down the Churchill Downs stretch and completed the final quarter mile of the work in :21.80.
“We were looking to go about 1:01 and that’s what he did,” Casse said. “I’m a little disappointed with how slow they went for the first eighth of a mile, but they finished up strongly, and Prospective galloped out very nice. He continues to show how much he likes this racetrack.”
Purchased at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale for $250,000, Prospective has compiled a record of 4-2-0 from seven lifetime starts. His career earnings of $441,317 includes $365,452 in graded stakes earnings, placing him twelfth on the current graded stakes earnings list. He finished last in the Grade I Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill last November but has run much better than that this year.

Prospective is scheduled to have his final work in preparation for the Blue Grass at Churchill Downs on April 8.

Scatman Arrives in Louisville

In other Kentucky Derby news, Scatman arrived at Trackside Training Center in Louisville at 4:30 a.m. Monday from Oaklawn Park for trainer Mike Lauer. No definite plans have been made for a next start for Scatman, who most recently finished third behind Secret Circle in the Grade II Rebel.
“He’ll ship over to my barn at Churchill Downs today or tomorrow and have a work this Friday or Saturday,” Lauer said. “We’ll make a decision about where to go after the work.”
Lauer said that the Blue Grass is one of the races currently under consideration.

--Edited Churchill Downs release

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