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HURRICANE IKE WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:00.40 -- Ike and Dawn Thrash’s The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (Grade III) winner Hurricane Ike tuned up for a planned run in the Preakness (GI) with a five-furlong work in 1:00.40 under Calvin Borel after the renovation break Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.
SUPER SAVER (first), MISSION IMPAZIBLE (ninth), DEVIL MAY CARE (10th), DISCREETLY MINE (13th) – It was shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday following Kentucky Derby 136 and trainer Todd Pletcher was at his barn and overseeing his first set of horses as they readied for gallops on a stormy spring morning.
BLIND LUCK (winner) – Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (GI) winner Blind Luck came out of her race in fine shape and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer now can set his sights on a second half of 2010 goal for his star filly. Blind Luck captured the Oaks by a nose with a furious finish under Rafael Bejarano.
AMERICAN LION – WinStar Farm’s Illinois Derby (GIII) winner American Lion had a routine gallop Friday morning. Trainer Eoin Harty said the Tiznow colt will walk early Saturday morning.
AMERICAN LION – Trainer Eoin Harty sent WinStar Farm’s American Lion out Thursday for a routine morning of schooling in the gate and galloping a mile and a half.
Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra, the reigning Horse of the Year preparing for a start on Friday in the $400,000-added La Troienne Stakes (GII), will work early Monday at Churchill Downs.
"She’ll work in the morning,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen.
Stonestreet Stable and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra turned in a sizzling six-furlong workout on Monday at Churchill Downs as the reigning Horse of the Year displayed increasing sharpness as she nears a return to competition.
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked a strong six furlongs on Monday in her second major training move since her return to her home base at Churchill Downs.
No Plans For Einstein Following Clark Run ... Karelian's River City Run A Mystery ... Big Finish for Wiggins
NO PLANS YET FOR EINSTEIN AFTER CLARK – Trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi reported that Stronach Stable’s Einstein (Brz) came out of Friday’s third-place effort behind 3-year-olds Blame and Misremembered in the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II) in good order.
Super Saver Tries Two-Turns in Jockey Club ... Upperline Gets Local Test Run ... Rachel Alexandra Heads To New Orleans
SUPER SAVER MAKES TWO-TURN DEBUT IN KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB – The field for Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Grade II) is now assembled at Churchill Downs, with WinStar Farm’s Super Saver being the last to arrive.