VICAR’S IN TROUBLE (No. 2)/GENERAL A ROD (No. 15)/HARRY’S HOLIDAY (No. 20) – Trainer Mike Maker vanned his trio of Kentucky Derby possibilities to the Churchill Downs backside late Tuesday morning.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Troublegalloped at the Trackside Training Center Tuesday morning and is scheduled to breeze at Churchill Downs on Saturday along with Harry’s Holiday, who is owned by Skychai Racing, Terry Raymond and Jana Wagner. Harry’s Holiday galloped Tuesday at Trackside. Joel Barrientos was aboard both colts.
J. Armando Rodriguez’sGeneral a Rod also galloped at Trackside Tuesday and is scheduled to work at Churchill Downs on Wednesday with Barrientos up.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Danza will be joined Tuesday afternoon by Starlight Racing’sIntense Holiday and Ken and Sarah Ramsey’sWe Miss Artie. The two colts were booked on a flight out of South Florida with a 1 p.m. arrival at Louisville International Airport.
Pletcher’s fourth Derby hopeful, WinStar Farm and Twin Creek Racing Stables’ Vinceremos is scheduled to arrive at Churchill Downs on Wednesday from WinStar, where he has been since running in the April 12 Blue Grass Stakes (GI).
HOPPERTUNITY (No. 7)/CHITU (No. 12)/BAYERN (No. 23) – Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and PaulWeitman’s Hoppertunity got his first exercise over the track at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, galloping 1 ½ miles under Dana Barnes after the renovation break.
The winner of the Rebel (GII) and runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (GI) in his most recent start, the Bob Baffert trainee arrived at Churchill Downs Monday afternoon from his home base in Southern California.
Tanma Corporation’sChitu and Kaleem Shah’sBayern, walked the shedrow a day after turning in half-mile works here.
WILDCAT RED (No. 9) – Honors Stable Corp.’sWildcat Red was scheduled to arrive at Churchill Downs early Tuesday afternoon after a flight from Florida.
The two-time graded stakes winner and runner-up in the Florida Derby (GI) in his most recent start is trained by Jose Garoffalo. Wildcat Red will be housed in Barn 21.
RIDE ON CURLIN (No. 11) – Daniel Dougherty’sRide On Curlin, runner-up in the Arkansas Derby (GI) in his most recent start, galloped after the renovation break under exercise rider Bryan Beccia.
Trained by Bill Gowan, Ride On Curlin is scheduled to breeze Saturday or Sunday, depending on weather, with jockey Calvin Borel up.
TAPITURE (No. 13) – Trainer Steve Asmussen said Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Southwest (GIII) winner Tapiture walked in the shedrow and was doing well on the morning after his first work since his return to Churchill Downs last week.
The 3-year-old son of Tapit breezed five furlongs over a fast track in 1:02.80 on Monday. Ricardo Santana Jr. has the Kentucky Derby mount on Tapiture.
Currently stabled at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, Ring Weekend finished second in the Calder Derby on April 5 with Garcia aboard. Trained by Graham Motion, Ring Weekend is scheduled to work Friday at Fair Hill.
MEDAL COUNT (No. 16) – Spendthrift Farm’sMedal Count, runner-up in the Blue Grass (GI) last out, galloped after the renovation break under exercise rider Faustino Aguilar for trainer Dale Romans.
CANDY BOY (No. 17) – C R K Stable’s Robert B. Lewis (GII) winner Candy Boy walked the shedrow at Barn 43 on his first full day at Churchill Downs for trainer John Sadler.
Candy Boy arrived at Churchill Downs at 3:30 Monday afternoon from his base in Southern California.
Cesar Aguilar, assistant to Sadler, said Candy Boy would go to the track Wednesday.
COMMANDING CURVE (No. 21) – West Point Thoroughbreds’ Commanding Curve, third in the Louisiana Derby (GII) in his most recent start, galloped after the renovation break under exercise rider Emerson Chavez for trainer Dallas Stewart.
Commanding Curve stands 21st on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard Presented by TwinSpires.com.
"We’re still just waiting,” Stewart said, “that’s all you can do. I think he’s right on par with (2013 Kentucky Derby runner-up) Golden Soul last year. I think he’s every bit as good and he’s been handling this track really well.”
PABLO DEL MONTE (No. 22) – Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and Wesley Ward’sPablo Del Monte, third in the Blue Grass Stakes last out, is scheduled to work Saturday or Sunday at Keeneland, according to Ward, who is also the colt’s trainer.
BIG BAZINGA (No. 25) – Derby Dreamers Racing Stable’sBig Bazinga galloped 1 ½ miles under Loren Diego after the morning renovation break.
Big Bazinga arrived at Churchill Downs Monday afternoon from Keeneland where he had remained since a fourth-place finish in the Blue Grass Stakes (GI).
Big Bazinga is trained by Katerina Vassilieva. According to Frank Bernis, agent for jockey Brian Hernandez Jr., the colt is scheduled to work Saturday with Hernandez up. Hernandez rode the colt in the Blue Grass.
VICAR'S IN TROUBLE (No. 2) / GENERAL A ROD (No. 15) / HARRY'S HOLIDAY (No. 20) – Trainer Mike Maker reported Monday morning that his trio of Kentucky Derbypossibilities “were doing just fine” at the nearby Trackside Training Center.