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