Today at Palm Meadows in South Florida, Gemologist and El Padrino breezed on a muddy track in advance of shipping to Churchill Downs.
Gemologist breezed four furlongs in :50.39 (1/8), and El Padrino breezed four furlongs in :53.34 (7/8).
Eight days ago, On April 20, El Padrino breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40 (5/11) at the training center, and Gemologist went the same distance in 1:00.80 (7/11).
The Todd Pletcher trainees are scheduled to be flown to Kentucky on Tuesday.
In his last race, Gemologist won the Grade I Wood Memorial. El Padrino finished fourth in the Grade I Florida Derby.
--By Dick Downey