With the Kentucky Derby less than a week away, the horses are putting in their last preparations at Churchill Downs and elsewhere. With these final tweaks, connections are trying to answer the all-important question – is their horse Derby fit?
Sunday, Mike Repole's Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty worked in tandem Sunday over a sloppy Churchill track. Uncle Mo broke a length behind his stablemate, but the two came down the stretch on even terms, going five furlongs in 1:01 and change. The AP quoted Repole as saying that Uncle Mo hardly looked like the same horse that shipped in two weeks ago and that he should be the betting favorite come Saturday.
Louisiana Derby winner Pants On Fire also hit the track Sunday, breezing an easy half-mile in 47.96. At the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, Wood Memorial winner Toby's Corner worked six furlongs in 1:15.
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