Kentucky Derby Workout Report: April 11, 2018


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

Greyvitos: 4/7 – The Virginia-bred son of Malibu Moon, who underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his knee after winning the Remington Springboard Mile Stakes last December, worked five furlongs handily from the gate over Santa Anita’s fast main track in 1:00.20 (2/39) to prepare for his seasonal debut in Keeneland’s Grade 3 Lexington Stakes. 

Mask: 4/7 – Trainer Chad Brown’s unbeaten Gulfstream Park stakes winner continued working towards an expected return in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Pat Day Mile on the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby undercard with a four-furlong breeze in :48.65 (4/46) on a fast oval at Palm Meadows Training Center. 

Noble Indy: 4/6 – The Grade 2 Louisiana Derby hero, currently third on the Kentucky Derby leaderboad with 110 qualifying points, breezed four furlongs over Palm Beach Downs’ fast course in :50.20 (6/20) for the Todd Pletcher barn.

Quip: 4/6 – The Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby victor, who bypassed a planned start in Keeneland’s Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes, breezed four furlongs on that “fast” surface in :48.60 (22/82) in preparation for the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.

Runaway Ghost: 4/6 – Owner/breeder Joe Peacock’s Grade 3 Sunland Derby champ began training for the Kentucky Derby by working five furlongs handily in 1:03.40 (4/6) over a fast track at his Sunland Park home base.

Title Ready: 4/9 – Conditioner Steve Asmussen’s charge, who will try to earn a chance to run for the roses in the Arkansas Derby, breezed four furlongs on the fast Oaklawn Park dirt in :50.80 (28/39).