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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Daily Derby Update: Tuesday, April 21


AMERICAN PHAROAH / DORTMUND – With trainer Bob Baffert looking on, American Pharoah galloped 1 1/2 mile after the morning renovation break with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez up. Soon after the morning activity was completed, Baffert was headed to the airport to return to his Santa Anita base. Baffert’s other Kentucky Derby candidate, the undefeated Dortmund, is scheduled to work Saturday at Santa Anita after which Baffert will return to Louisville for a scheduled Sunday work by American Pharoah.

BOLD CONQUEST – Bold Conquest walked the shedrow at trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn a day after working five furlongs in 1:02.80.

CARPE DIEM / ITSAKNOCKOUT / MADEFROMLUCKY / MATERIALITY / STANFORD – Madefromlucky arrived at Churchill Downs at10:30 a.m. Tuesday after a short van ride from Keeneland. Trainer Todd Pletcher was expecting three other Derby hopefuls to arrive at Churchill Downs Barn 40 around 3:00 p.m. following a flight from South Florida. The three at Palm Beach Downs have been Florida Derby winner Materiality; Itsaknockout, fourth in the Florida Derby; and Stanford, the Louisiana Derby runner-up. Remaining at Keeneland for Pletcher is Carpe Diem. He’ll work Saturday or Sunday at Keeneland.

DANZIG MOON – Danzig Moon visited the paddock and then galloped 11/2 mile under exercise rider William Cano after the morning renovation break. Danzig Moon is scheduled to work Saturday.

FAR RIGHT – Laura Moquett, wife of trainer Ron Moquett and exercise rider for Far Right, confirmed that Mike Smith would have the mount on the Arkansas Derby runner-up in the Kentucky Derby. Far Right walked the shedrow Tuesday.


INTERNATIONAL STAR – International Star galloped 1 1/4 mile at Trackside training center in Louisville with Joel Barrientos aboard for trainer Mike Maker. Maker has not set a date for the move to Churchill Downs for International Star. International Star is scheduled to work at Churchill Downs with jockey Miguel Mena aboard.
KEEN ICE – Keen Ice jogged after the morning renovation break with exercise rider Faustino Aguilar aboard.

MR. Z -- Mr. Z is scheduled to work at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday during the training period reserved for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas said that exercise rider Edvin Vargas would handle the work. Mr. Z galloped a little more than a mile after the break Tuesday with Vargas up.

MUBTAAHIJ – UAE Derby winner Mubtaahij and stablemate Umgiyo breezed Tuesday morning at Arlington over the Chicago track’s all weather surface. They cantered one lap and then broke off at the half-mile pole with Mubtaahij given a :36.20 time for the final three-eighths. Regular morning partner Lisa Moncrieff was aboard Mubtaahij. “Everything went exactly as planned,” said Trevor Brown, assistant to trainer Mike de Kock.

TENCENDUR – Tencendur galloped an easy mile under Blair Golen after the renovation break. “We went from the 4 1/2 to the 4 1/2,” Golen said of the Wood Memorial runner-up’s first day on the track. “He will probably go a mile-and-an-eighth tomorrow.” Jockey Manny Franco, who was aboard Tencendur when he broke his maiden in January, has the mount for the colt, who is trained by George Weaver. Weaver is expected to arrive in Louisville on Wednesday and be at Barn 42 Thursday morning.


WAR STORY -- War Story is scheduled to work five furlongs at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday with Dylan Davis aboard, according to trainer Tom Amoss. Third in the Louisiana Derby in his most recent start, War Story galloped 1 1/2 mile before the morning renovation break under Marvin Orantes on Tuesday morning.


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