Kentucky Derby Workout Report: April 17, 2017

“Breezing” or “breezed” indicates the horse was not under strong urging. “Handily” indicates the horse was under urging from his rider. Numbers in parentheses represent the ranking among other horses who worked that day at that distance at that track.

Always Dreaming: 4/14 – The Grade 1 Florida Derby winner began his preparations for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby with a four-furlong  breeze on fast dirt at Palm Beach Downs in :49.55 (5/18) under regular jockey John Velazquez.

Battle of Midway: 4/16 – Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby runner-up worked four furlongs handily in :48.40 (14/52) over Santa Anita’s fast main track.

Girvin: 4/15 – The multiple graded stakes hero breezed four furlongs in company with stakes winner Cool Arrow on Churchill Downs’ fast training surface at nearby Trackside in :47.80 (1/30).

Hence: 4/17 – Calumet Farm’s Grade 3 Sunland Derby victor breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40 over a Churchill Downs course labeled fast for Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen.

Master Plan: 4/14 – The Group 2 UAE Derby show finisher breezed four furlongs on a good all weather oval at Winstar Training Center in :51.60 (1/1).

State of Honor: 4/16 – The Ontario-bred son of To Honor and Serve worked towards the Kentucky Derby with a four-furlong breeze in :49.80 (28/44) over a fast track at Churchill Downs.