In his final Santa Anita work before shipping to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, Pioneer of the Nile worked 4 furlongs in :46.20 on the all-weather track for trainer Bob Baffert on Wednesday morning. His regular exercise rider, Joe Steiner, was up. It was the fastest of 39 recorded works at the distance.
Unfortunately, my video recorder malfunctioned, so I was unable to record the work. However, I can tell you he looked marvelous and seemed to do it quite effortlessly!