Twice The Appeal caps unappealing weekend// Big Guns Uncle Mo and Soldat work

Long shot Twice The Appeal crawled home in 40 seconds in the final 3 furlongs to win the Sunland Derby. He and Astrology earned enough to book a trip to Louisville, but like other winners from this weekend don’t figure to have many backers at the betting window// Many important workouts today:  Early Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo worked in company and took some dirt in the face.  Todd Pletcher was pleased with his response, but not thrilled with the work by his stablemate Stay Thirsty.  He seemed “intimidated” by struggling to never catch his older workmate. Pletcher is considering blinkers for the Florida Derby.  Soldat, another probable for the Florida Derby, impressed his trainer Kiaran McLaughlin in the manner he ran his 5 panels// The winners from yesterday’s Louisiana Derby and Spiral Stakes will race next in the Kentucky Derby. Pants On Fire, the winner in the Bayou, earned a 94 Beyer fig while Animal Kingdom gets a 92 from the Spiral.  2nd and 3rd place Nehro and Mucho Macho Man in Louisiana came out well and should go to the Derby.  Decisive Moment also earns a spot in the Derby gate with his second place money at Turfway// Mike Watchmaker from The Daily Racing Form sums up the weekend pretty nicely in the last article below// more…

Twice The Appeal wins the Sunland Derby: chart / video

·       Twice The Appeal wins Sunland Derby (Bloodhorse) (Brisnet) (TTimes) (DRF)
·       Dream of roses wilts for GFF’s Positive Response (San Francisco Chronicle)
·       Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, and Soldat work for Florida Derby (DRF) (Bloodhorse) (Brisnet) (TTimes)
·       Brethren works slow for Arkansas Derby (Downey Profile)
·       Kentucky Derby next for Pants On Fire, Mucho Macho Man (Bloodhorse) (DRF) (Brisnet) (TTimes)
·       Animal Kingdom wins Spiral Stakes, earns Derby cred (Lexington-Herald Leader)
·       Wilkinson, Machen, Prime Cut, all well (Downey Profile)

·       Indian Winter: SA- 7F-1.23:80- H- 1/1
·       Stay Thirsty: PMM- 5F- 1.01:60- B- 6/26
·       Soldat PMM- 5F- 1.00:80- B- 5/26
·       Brethren: PMM- 5F- 51:90- B- 56/59
·       Cool Blue Red Hot: PMM- 4F- 49:00- B- 15/59
·       Uncle Mo: PMM- 4F- 49:45- B- 29/59
·       Sensational: PMM- 5F- 1.02:20- 14/26
·       Shackleford: GP- 5F- 1.01:00- B- 7/20
·       Toby's Corner: FH- 4F- 48:80- B- 1/2