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Update 1765: Tiago, a key contender for the Kentucky Derby after his suprising win in the Santa Anita Derby, has had his first work since that victory going 3/4s in 1:13.2: Shirreffs's confidence in Tiago grows, excerpt:
"This was just a work to get him back into the routine," Shirreffs said. "He came out of the race very well - surprisingly well considering the level of competition. He hasn't backed off his feed and he went back to the track with a little bounce in his step."
Tiago worked alone, and went the first furlongs in 13 seconds and change, Shirreffs said.
"He worked pretty steady from there," he said.
Update 1764: For those who are planning events on April 29 at locations other than Delaware Park, could you please e-mail me a paragraph about the event, current number of people planning to attend and contact information necessary for those wishing to attend. I will use this information to update our page on the April 29 events.
Update 1763: Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink (for the horses) ... that's what it felt like this morning as we faced another morning of grim weather, this time without any power in the barn (a generator was acquired later so we could get some running water). There is simply nothing good to say about weather like today!
I shedrowed seven in total, starting with Hawty Creek. She was in good form. She will be entered tomorrow again for a race on saturday ... I am hoping she runs while I am away, and can then have a few easy days. My next two were for Tim, Grandma and Drop Kick Murphy. Both felt good after their works at the end of last week. My next four also went well making it an incident-free morning in our shedrow. Lets hope someone can fix the weather, its too much now!
Here are some nice Fair Hill photos from Wendy's saturday visit.
Update 1762: Curlin is the betting choice at the close of the final Derby pool at 7-2, Street Sense was next at 6-1, Circular Quay 9-1 and NoBiz 10-1: Curlin Favored at 7-2 in Final Derby Pool Each of the first five from the Bluegrass are planning to move forward to the Derby: First Five in Bluegrass Pointing to Derby, and finally in Derby news Circular Quay, who ducked the Wood Memorial to train up to the Derby, worked 3/4s on sunday: Circular Quay, Rags to Riches in 6-Furlong Drill.