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Conveyance drills 'bullet' five furlongs...Awesome Act works half-mile...Dominguez, Rosario secure mounts
AMERICAN LION – WinStar Farm’s Illinois Derby (GIII) winner American Lion had a quiet morning on Tuesday, the day after he worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 for trainer Eoin Harty.
Mark DeDomenico, John Carver and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Blind Luck, a three-time Grade I stakes winner, tops a stellar cast of 14 3-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 136th running of the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby contenders Awesome Act and Conveyance turned in their final major preparations on Tuesday morning, breezing over the muddy track at Churchill Downs.
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AGE OF HUMOR – Trainer Mike Maker reported that Twin Creek Farm’s Age of Humor, stabled at the Trackside Training Center in Louisville, jogged 1 3/8 miles Monday during the 6 o’clock hour with exercise rider Marvin Jiminez in the saddle.
AMERICAN LION – WinStar Farm’s Tiznow colt American Lion breezed five furlongs on 1:02 3/5 over the muddy track Monday morning. Jockey David Flores was in from California to ride the work for trainer Eoin Harty.
WinStar Farm’s Rule will not compete in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher revealed Monday morning. Winner of the Sam F. Davis (G3) and Delta Jackpot (G3), the dark bay colt was exiting a third as the favorite in the Florida Derby (G1).