Kentucky Derby 2011
April 24, 2011 by staff
Kentucky Derby 2011, 2011 Kentucky Derby contenders Mucho Macho Man and be prepared room yesterday morning on a wet track at Churchill Downs. A downpour began during the 15-minute window to one side to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses for training, adding more water to a wet track and two days of rain. But the connections of the Derby horses commended the surface, which was “sealed” or packed down to keep water out, being in great shape.
“I’m not a fan of lightning, but other than that the track was good,” said jockey Calvin Borel, who was on board and stay thirsty spent five stages in a minute in Bridgetown stable company. “For me, the track gets better when it rains. I love when it rains here. Let harden. You can not blame the track.”
Stay thirsty was a neck in front on the wire in Bridgetown, which is being led by the Twin Spires 100000 and Turf Sprint on 07 May, the Derby undercard. Clockers Churchill called the eighth of a mile is divided into 11 3 / 5 seconds, 23, 35, 01/05, 03/05 and 47 at six venues gallop in 1:15.
“Churchill is an area very well, holds up well to this kind of weather,” said Todd Pletcher, trainer of Stay thirsty and was associated with Borel last year to win the Derby with Super Saver. “Many places would not be able to breeze. But here, you feel very comfortable, especially after last year when we had a little breeze in the slop. Who knows? Could have been an advantage to have Super Saver experience over a wet track. ”
Of the work, Pletcher said: “I thought he breezed very well. The time was solid; it seemed to go beyond the well. He finished a good fourth quarter, galloped hard. I’m really pleased.”
At present there is no commitment to stay thirsty Borel riding. Pletcher said the rider to stay thirsty work and Borel said he was happy to oblige.
Pletcher, who called it “a possibility” that Borel can ride the horse in the Derby, but had not discussed with the horse owner Mike Repola. Stay thirsty won the Gotham, but was severely beaten in the Florida Derby.
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