*The Downey Profile  
    *Sample Derby Subscription Page  
    *Looking Good 2020  
    *Worth Watching 2020  
    *Derby Future Wager  
    *Derby Road / Points  
    *Race Video  
    *Triple Crown Nominations  
    *Dick's Picks History  
    *The Commish History  
    *Miscellaneous Derby  
    *Racing News / Search  
    *Derby 145 Recap  
    *Preakness 144 Recap  
    *Belmont 151 Recap  
    *Kentucky Derby Horses  
    *Belmont Stakes Horses  
    *Preakness Stakes Horses  
    *Privacy Policy/Cookie Policy/Terms of Service - Updated 5/25/18  
    *Forward to A Friend  

Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Local Hero, Guest Suite Work


A pair of prominent Louisiana Derby entrants worked Monday morning for the race on Saturday. Local Hero breezed four furlongs in 49.60 (20/38), and Guest Suite went the same distance in 48.00 (3/48).

Local Hero and Guest Suite finished third and fourth, separated by a neck, last time out in the Risen Star Stakes.

Local Hero opened up up six lengths on the backstretch under Florent Geroux, who returns on Saturday, before being passed by winner Girvin. The son Hard Spun looks to improve upon that effort, his first trip outside maiden ranks.

The move by Guest Suite was his third consecutive impressive move since the Risen Star. The Lecomte Stakes winner will get the return services of Robby Albarado.

Edited Fair Grounds release

© 2003-2020 Dick Downey dba The Downey Profile

The Downey Profile® was awarded a Service Mark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2008. Renewed 2018.