Four California-based three-year-olds are among the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May -- Chocolate Candy, I Want Revenge, Papa Clem, and Pioneer of the Nile.
Chocolate Candy left this morning (Tuesday) at 2:00 a.m. for Louisville. Trained by Northern California-based Jerry Hollendorfer, Chocolate Candy had a final California work on Sunday, going 5 furlongs in :59.20 with jockey Mike Smith up, at Santa Anita.
I Want Revenge, trained by Jeff Mullins, is at Churchill Downs, where he worked 4 furlongs in :50 on a muddy track this morning under jockey Joe Talamo.
Trainer Gary Stute was back at Clockers Corner this morning celebrating with his dad, legendary trainer Mel Stute, after Papa Clem's win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday. Papa Clem shipped from Oaklawn to Churchill Downs today.
Trainer Bob Baffert said Pioneer of the Nile will have his final work over the Santa Anita all-weather track Wednesday morning and will ship to Louisville on Thursday. Look for a video of that work on this blog Wednesday evening!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Labels: california derby contenders
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