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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Sunday Morning's Derby Trail Highlights

2/17/2013

Highlights from updates to our Looking Good, Worth Watching and Just In Case pages. Refer to those pages for details.

Todd Pletcher's ABRAHAM moved from Just In Case to Worth Watching off his nine-furlong maiden special weight win at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

T. Pletcher's DELHOMME (Looking Good) worked toward the Rebel Stakes on Sunday, five in 1:00.40 at PMM.

Al Stall Jr.'s DEPARTING, not nom'd to TC, Saturday breezed first time since Feb. 1 allw win for Risen Star, four in :48.40 (5/91) at FG.

M. Casse's DYNAMIC SKY (Worth Watching) breezed five in 1:02.00 Sunday at PMM. First work since the Feb. 2 Sam Davis.

J. Terranova's FALLING SKY (Looking Good) breezed four in :49.80 Sunday at PMM. First work since his Sam Davis win on Feb. 2.

E. Kenneally's HONORABLE DILLON (Worth Watching) breezed four in :49.60 Sunday at PMM. First work since his Hutcheson win on Feb. 2.

E. Kenneally's MAJESTIC HUSSAR (Worth Watching) breezed five in 1:00.60 Sunday at PMM for the Fountain of Youth.

Bill Mott's MY NAME IS MICHAEL (Worth Watching) won't run in the Grade II Fountain of Youth. According to Mott, he developed a fever this past week.

Shug McGaughey has committed ORB (Worth Watching) to run in the Fountain of Youth, pending a Monday workout.

C. Brown's NORMANDY INVASION (Looking Good) breezed four in :47.80 Sunday at PMM, last major move for the Risen Star.

T. Pletchers' OVERANALYZE (Looking Good) breezed again for the Gotham Sunday at PMM, five in 1:00.40.

T. Pletchers's PALACE MALICE (Worth Watching) put in his final breeze for the Risen Star Sunday at PMM, five in 1:00.20.

T. Pletcher's SHANGHAI BOBBY (Looking Good) breezed four in :49.60 Sunday at PMM. First work since his second in the Jan. 26 Holy Bull.

Eddie Plesa Jr.'s SPEAK LOGISTICS (Worth Watching) will be entered in the Fountain of Youth.

Ramon Preciado's SIETE DE OROS Saturday worked toward the Gotham, first since the Feb. 2 Withers, five in 1:01.80 (5/16) at PRX.

Eddie Plesa's SPEAK LOGISTICS Saturday breezed for the first time since his fourth in the Feb. 2 Sam Davis, four in :48.80 (3/31) at CRC.

T. Pletcher's VERRAZANO (Looking Good) breezed four in :48.00 Sunday at PMM. First work since his alllowance win on Feb. 2.

T. Pletcher's VIOLENCE (Looking Good) put in his final move for the Fountain of Youth on Sunday, five in 1:00.20.

Tony Dutrow's WHISKEY ROMEO Saturday breezed after a 10-day break, four in :48.20 (3/20) at PMM.

Additions, Deletions, Demotions

Demoted Capo Bastone from Looking Good to Worth Watching after he was timed winning at 1 1/16 mile in 1:48.16 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. When asked what's next for him, Todd Pletcher initially said, "That's a good question," then mentioned the Rebel, according to Mike Welsch of DRF.com.

Deleted Duke of the City and Sky Commander from Worth Watching and Just In Case after they ran up the track in the race won by Capo Bastone.

Added Dice Flavor, winner of the El Camino Real Derby, to Worth Watching. Caveat: He wasn't early-nominated to the Triple Crown.

Demoted Zeewat from Worth Watching to Just in Case after he finished fifth in the El Camino Real Derby.

Deleted Wildcat Moon from Just In Case after he finished sixth in the El Camino Real Derby. Deleted Manando Worth Watching after he finished ninth and last.

Horses not nominated to the Triple Crown do not appear on the leader board for Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The deadline for late nominations to the 2013 Triple Crown is March 23, 2013. If any of the top three finishers from the El Camino Real Derby or other un-nominated points-holders are made eligible at that time by payment of the $6,000 fee, their points will be awarded retroactively, just as graded stakes earnings were in the previous eligibility system.

 

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