Toby’s Corner out, Derby Kitten in// Archarcharch gets unintentional official work// Kentucky Derby draw nears

Toby’s Corner marks the 69th promising horse off the Derby Trail, according to the respected and mysterious @DerbyContenders account on Twitter. He came up lame in his left hind leg after Sunday’s work in Maryland.  Derby Kitten takes spot #20 with Sway Away waiting in the wings. Javier Castellano gets the mount// No serious workouts were scheduled today, but the clocker decided to record Archarcharch’s gallop as an official move.  Everyone was surprised, including his trainer “Jinks” Fires. The half mile time was a slow 52 flat, but considering he was just coming off a bullet move from Friday and not really supposed to work in the first place, the gallop (or whatever it was) should help him stay fit for the upcoming mile and a quarter test// Recent reports on Uncle Mo seemed to suggest the probability of a defection from the Derby was fading with each day, but Tuesday brought more uncertainty as owner Mike Repole indicated he could still scratch as late as Saturday afternoon// Among today’s gallopers, Mike Welch highlights Mucho Macho Man, Soldat, and Shackleford who all continue to thrive// Tomorrow is the big draw which will be televised on Versus starting at 4pm// more... 

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·       Archarcharch: CD- 4F- 52:00- B- 24/30 (Sloppy)

·       Toby’s Corner lame, out of Kentucky Derby (Steeplechase Times)
·       Derby Kitten gets in, Ramsey overjoyed (Bloodhorse)
·       Kentucky Derby barn notes 5/3 (Churchilll Downs)
·       Mike Welsch’s workout report 5/3 [with video] (DRF)
·       Haskin: Arch gallops…or did he work? (Bloodhorse Blog)
·       Video: Kentucky Derby news minute 5/3 (Bloodhorse)
·       Thoughts and photos from a muddy backside 5/3 (Courier Journal)
·       Who will be morning line favorite? (Courier Journal)
·       Steve Crist: Derby by numbers (DRF Blog)
·       Comma begins period at Churchill (Bloodhorse)
·       Julien Leaparoux, Dialed In a perfect match (Courier Journal)
·       Shackleford could be the one for Dale Romans (Courier Journal)
·       Feeling his oatsees [Shackleford’s owner] (Bloodhorse)
·       Archarcharch a party on horseshoes (SB Nation)
·       Pants On Fire, whose owners are insane (SB Nation)
·       Dan Illman: Master? Or hound? (DRF Blog)
·       Bonde beats the odds to Churchill Downs (Oakland Tribune)
·       Reviewing the prep races (And Down The Stretch They Come)
·       Five Derby longshots to consider (Bloodhorse Blog)
·       Hedging bets at the Derby (NY Times Blog)
·       Derby pressure makes for testy trainers (Kentucky Confidential)
·       The inside track on the Kentucky Derby (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
·       Video: Interview with jockey Rajiv Maragh [Mucho Macho Man] (Bloodhorse)
·       Derby Diary: Dreams do come true (TTimes)
·       Three Calder trainers to make Derby debuts (Miami Herald)
·       Video: Interview with Eddie Kenneally [Santiva] (Bloodhorse)
·       Kentucky Derby more than just another sporting event (Hattiesburg American)
·       Rain, storms may return to Kentucky Derby (Accuweather)
·       Foaling dates of Derby contenders (Bloodhorse)
·       Zatt’s Kentucky Derby contest and cold, hard cash (Zipse At The Derby)

·       Paulick Derby index (Paulick Report)