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Schoolyard Dreams, 'Charly drill for Tampa Bay Derby

At Tampa Bay Downs on Friday, two prime contenders for the March 13 Tampa Bay Derby (G3) recorded works.

Sam F. Davis S. (G3) runner-up SCHOOLYARD DREAMS (Stephen Got Even) drilled five furlongs in a bullet :59 4/5, best of 19 works at the distance on the fast track.

Pasco S. romper UPTOWNCHARLYBROWN (Limehouse), third in the Sam F. Davis in his two-turn debut, tied for the second fastest time when zipping in 1:00. The chestnut was posting his first move in blinkers, which trainer Alan Seewald prescribed for the colt after his green performance last time.

"I liked the work very much," Seewald said on uptowncharlybrown.blogspot.com. "We wanted to see if he pays more attention with the blinkers than he did without them last time, and (jockey) Danny (Centeno) thought he did. He didn't have to ask him or anything. (Uptowncharlybrown) went on his own.

"We've had to ask him on the last turn in both of his last two starts -- even the winning race (Pasco) -- so that's the purpose of the blinkers. And he changed leads right on time."

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

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