Top runners from Sunday fine on Monday// List of probables for Withers, Sam Davis, and Robert Lewis// Alpha, Out of Bounds, Discreet Dancer lead work tab// Updated future odds

On the morning after a fantastic Sunday of racing at Gulfstream Park for Todd Pletcher, he was still non-committal on where Holy Bull winner Algortithms and equally buzzed-about El Padrino would go next. Both apparently came out of their victories in good order.  Next race plans for Discreet Dancer, another Pletcher Derby prospect, seem to be the most concrete with the Fountain Of Youth (G2) penciled in.  It’s also worth noting Pletcher’s ultra impressive 3-year-old filly Broadway’s Alibi who won the other graded stakes Sunday at Gulfstream could face males next time out.  The trainer indicated the Swale (G2) at Gulfstream is on the radar, however the article does state she will not be pointed to the Kentucky Derby// Holy Bull runner-up Hansen is reported to be fine the day after his first defeat and will point for the Fountain of Youth (G2).  That race is shaping to up to be very tough with not only Discreet Dancer, but also the expected return of Union Rags among other strong entries// Alpha put in his one and only work between races Monday at Belmont.  His time for 5 furlongs in 1.01:02 was the quickest of 14. Alpha is expected to be the favorite in Saturday’s Withers (G3).  Other probable starters listed below// State Of Play, who has the same connections as last year’s Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, will make his dirt debut in Saturday’s Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.  The Grade 2 winner finished 12th last time out in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), but has been working well on dirt. Other probables are listed below// All reports are glowing from Ever So Lucky’s workout on Monday.  He’s pointed to the 7-furlong Hutcheson and trainer Jonathan Sheppard expressed no hurry or strong desire to get the colt ready for the Kentucky Derby.  Not sure I’m buying the patient and blasé attitude from a trainer who sent the colt through a 6.5 furlong maiden race, 5 furlong workout, and 8.5 furlong graded stakes in a matter of 16 days last November// Interesting comment below on Saturday’s work from top contender Creative Cause. Despite the fast final time, the clocker said it was “visually unappealing”// Updated future odds were released from Wynn Las Vegas.  Algorithms is the new favorite at 8-1 followed by Union Rags at 10-1.  You can also find a few horses whose connections most likely recently dumped a bunch of money down: Battle Force (60-1), third in the Generous Stakes on turf in November, Big Blue Nation (75-1), who could also be getting wagers from rabid University of Kentucky fans, and Hierro (50-1) are all a little too low at this stage…

Upcoming Graded Stakes Probable Entries:

Robert Lewis (G2)- Liaison, Sky Kingdom, Empire Way, Rousing Sermon, Groovin’ Solo, I’ll Have Another

Withers (G3)- Alpha, How Do I Win, Swag Daddy, King Kid, Speightscity, Tiger Walk, Hakama and Phil Dancer.

Sam F. Davis (G3)- Ecabroni, State of Play, Holy Highway, Prospective, Neck ‘N Neck, Ravelo’s Boy, Burning Time, Battle Hardened, Fox Rises, Reveron

Crazy future betting (The Downey Profile)


Graded Earnings List

Alpha- BEL- 5F- 1.01:02- B- 1/14
Ever So Lucky- GP- 5F- 59:20- H- 1/4
Z Dager- FG- 4F- 52:60- B- 43/44
Shared Property- FG- 4F- 51:60- B- 41/44
Discreet Dancer- PMM- 5F- 1.02:55- B- 6/16
Hierro SA- 3F- 38:80- H- 9/12
Daddy Nose Best- SA- 5F- 1.00:60- H- 11/39
Out of Bounds HOL- 5F- 1.00:60- H- 6/19

Notes and bits from web and Twitter:
“Algorithms seems to have come out of his race in good shape and was feeling very happy with himself this morning”- Starlight Racing via Twitter

“Breezed ‘ever so lucky’ this morning. He went very good”- Julien Leparoux via Twitter

“Creative Cause disappointed Saturday. Failed to catch target Swiss Tart despite heavy pressure. Visually unappealing despite getting bullet”- Donald Harris via Twitter

“Out of Bounds floating over the cushion. Broke two behind target. Best by half at wire. Out six 112.80. Did not take a breath”- Donald Harris via Twitter