Derby Workouts: What Do You Look For?
A horse’s past performances are only one aspect of assessing his chances of winning the Kentucky Derby. It’s also important to see how the contenders perform in morning workouts and gallops leading up to the big race. But how can you tell a horse is coming into the race the right way? What signifies a good work versus a bad one? As the Paulick Report team continues its coverage from Louisville, Ray chats with Michael Vesce, a clocker for National Turf, about what he’s looking for and which contenders have impressed him leading up to Derby 139.