Apr. 13 KY Derby Workout Report

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Audible | Coglianese Photo

– GI Florida Derby winner Audible (Into Mischief) covered four furlongs at Palm Beach Downs Friday in a best-of-26 :48.74. The spin came in company with stakes-wining older stablemate You’re To Blame (Distorted Humor), and featured a five-furlong gallop out in 1:02.22. “For him I thought it was outstanding,” Pletcher said. “He’s not always an overzealous work horse, but today he seemed on his game and focused,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “I thought he did very well. He’s coming back in [in the May 5 GI Kentucky Derby] five weeks off a 1 1/8-mile race so I think we’re just trying to have him peak on the day and keep him fit without overdoing it. I thought this morning was an important step in that direction. I know sometimes he doesn’t work as well as others, but leading up to this race you’d like all three of his works to be good and the first one was excellent.”

– Pletcher also sent out Noble Indy (Take Charge Indy) Friday with blinkers added. The GII Louisiana Derby hero went in 1:01.19 (4/7). “It was a good, solid five-eighths,” Pletcher said. “He’s never been a horse that’s a fantastic gallop-out horse, but I think today was solid.”

– GII Risen Star S. upsetter Bravazo (Awesome Again) got his work in under the Twin Spires Friday. The Calumet homebred was credited with an official clocking of 1:01.20 (9/23). He went in splits of :12.80, :24.80 and :37 and galloped out in 1:16.40 for six furlongs. “It was a really good maintenance work,” said Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. “He was getting over the ground well and we will do more with him in his next two works.”

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