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Workouts for the Blue Grass Stakes and Others


Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill Downs

By Dick Downey

There were several workouts on Saturday in preparation for the Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and other upcoming races. Hansen is shown breezing at Trackside in Louisville. Photo by Reed Palmer/Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs Trackside
Gung Ho breezed five in :59.00 (1/14).
Hansen breezed five in 1:00.00 (4/14).

Gulfstream Park
Cozzetti worked five in 1:00.80 (4/12).

Adirondack King breezed five in :59.80 (6/66).
Flashy Dresser breezed five in :59.80 (6/66).
Golden Ticket breezed five in 1:03.00 (59/66).
Howe Great breezed five in 1:01.60 (43/66).
Ill Conceived breezed five in :59.80 (6/66).
Politicallycorrect worked five in :59.00 (1/66).

Oaklawn Park
Atigun  breezed five in :59.60 (1/44).

Palm Meadows
Overdriven breezed four in :49.60 (11/13).

Adirondack King splits: On even terms with Ill Conceived in :36.00; gallop-out in 1:12.40 and 1:27.20.

Hansen splits: :11.80, :23.60, :35.80 and 48.20. He galloped out in 1:13.80. Joel Barrientos was in the saddle. “It was perfect,” trainer Mike Maker said.

Howe Great splits: :25.40, :37.20, :48.80 and out six furlongs in 1:14.80.

“The cooler weather really quickened the track up,” trainer John Servis said at Keeneland.

“It was a good work and went as well as it could have,” said trainer Graham Motion of Howe Great.

“(Went the Day Well) will work next Saturday,” Motion said. “He will have two works here and his final work at Churchill Downs. It is basically the same as what Animal Kingdom did.”

“It was fantastic,” Wesley Ward said of Politicallycorrect's move. “I’ve always liked him best of all the horses that Mr. Ramsey gave me last year. Of all the Kitten’s Joys, he’s been my favorite from Day One. He was a little disappointing the first part of the year just because I thought so much of him. He’s sort of come into what I thought he was. I gave him a lot of time to develop.”

Golden Ticket is under consideration for the Grade III Coolmore Lexington. “We’re going to scope him to make sure he’s clean,” trainer Ken McPeek said. “I wasn’t completely thrilled with it. The workmate didn’t help him. We’ll see how many are going.”

Gung Ho worked in preparation for the Coolmore Lexington.

Cozzetti looks probable for the Grade I Arkansas Derby.

Scheduled to work at Keeneland on Sunday for the Toyota Blue Grass are Dullahan, who'll be vanned over from Keeneland, and Raconteur.


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