Chrome, Keen Ice Work In Dubai


California Chrome | DRC/Andrew Watkins

American representatives California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) and Keen Ice (Curlin) both put in their final works ahead of the Mar. 26 G1 Dubai World Cup Saturday, each working five furlongs over the Meydan dirt. California Chrome completed his work in :59 2/5, while the year-younger Keen Ice went in :59 1/5.

Alan Sherman, son of and assistant to trainer Art Sherman, who has been overseeing California Chrome's preparations in Dubai since late January, told Horse Racing Radio Network the 5-year-old, “worked fantastic.”

“He went in :59 2/5, galloped out in :12 2/5,” Sherman added. “He did it easy; never asked him. He seems to really like the track here this year. Not that he didn't like it last year, but I think it's a lot tighter now that it's had a year to settle.”

Dale Romans, trainer of Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, also said he was happy with his charge, saying, “he went super. It seems like the extra time over there has done him well.”

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