Union Rags fires bullet// Algorithms makes Fountain of Youth even tougher// Ever So Lucky ready for Hutcheson// Next race plan set for many…

Union Rags continues to progress well in morning works according to trainer Michael Matz. He worked a bullet 4-furlongs Monday at Palm Meadows Monday, with an added 2-minute lick on the front-end for stretching purposes// Ever So Lucky put in his final work ahead of Saturday’s Hutcheson Stakes (G2).  Who he’ll face, other than impressive maiden breaker Thunder Moccasin and Spring Hill Farm, remains to be seen// Todd Pletcher revealed Holy Bull winner Algorithms will be seen next in the Fountain of Youth (G2) February 26th, which adds even more intrigue to the prospective field that includes Union Rags and Hansen.  Another possible entrant is Discreet Dancer, who spiked a fever and missed his scheduled breeze Monday.  His status for the Fountain of Youth is now in question, although Pletcher thinks they can still make it if he recovers quickly.  He also mentioned El Padrino could ship to the Fairgrounds for the Risen Star (G3) and recent maiden winner Ender Knievel will go to New Mexico for the Sunland Park Derby (G3)// Take Charge Indy, 2nd to El Padrino in the impressive allowance at Gulfstream, will head for an easier spot in Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and then the Illinois Derby (G2) at Hawthorne// Delta Jackpot (G3) winner Sabercat, who already has plenty of graded earnings for the Kentucky Derby, had his first recorded work of the year.  He’ll turn up next in the San Felipe (G2) March 10 at Santa Anita// As you can see, lots of next race plans announced Monday.  You can keep up with everything on the contender page here// More speed figures from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby preps trickled in.  In addition to Alpha getting a 90 in the Withers and I’ll Have Another earning a 96 in the Bob Lewis, Sam Davis winner Battle Hardened was awarded a somewhat low 81 and WEBN dominant winner Mr. Prankster was given an 88.  BRIS speed figures are also listed below…

Union Rags Workout articles: Bloodhorse / DRF / TTimes


Union Rags- PMM- 4F- 48:67- B- 1/27
Liberty Bound- PMM- 4F- 48:70- B- 2/27
Motor City- PMM- 4F- 49:88- B- 17/27
Ever So Lucky- GP- 5F- 1.01:75- B- 4/8
Z Dager- FG- 5F- 1.01:80- B- 15/48
Shared Property- FG- 5F- 1.00:60- B- 2/48
Sir Bond- FG- 5F- 1.01:20- B- 8/48
Class President- FG- 4F- 53:20- B- 42/43
On Fire Baby- OP- 5F- 59:80- B- 1/23
Twelve Hundred- HAW- 5F- 1.01:00- B- 1/24
Hierro- SA- 4F- 49:60- H- 36/43
Sabercat- SA- 4F- 48:60- H- 25/43
Daddy Nose Best- SA- 6F- 1.12:20- H- 1/5
Unbridled's Note- SA- 6F- 1.12:20- H- 1/5
Secret Circle- SA- 7F- 1.24:40- H- 2/3
Out of Bounds- HOL- 5F- 1.03:00- B- 17/20

Speed Figures
Weekend Beyer Speed Figures: Alpha, 90 (Withers), I'll Have Another, 96 (Lewis), Battle Hardened, 81 (Davis), Mr. Prankster, 88 (WEBN)- DRFDerby via Twitter

BRIS Speed Ratings: Mr. Prankster (93), I'll Have Another (101), Battle Hardened (90), Alpha (103)- EJXD2 via Twitter

Notes and bits from web and Twitter:

“Delta Jackpot winner Sabercat had first work of year today. Asmussen says March 10 San Felipe is scheduled first start of year”- DRFInsidePost via Twitter

“Note to Steve Haskin: Sabercat went in 48 flat today at Santa Anita-all was positve vibes going easy with nice flesh”- Morning Works via Twitter

“Blingo, who is 2nd on my #KYDerby 6 Pack is doing real well according to his trainer John Shirreffs-John thought his last work was excellent”- Larry Zapeye via Twitter

“Summer Front, who i had #1 two weeks ago & moved to 6th last week on my #KYDerby 6 Pack-is still missing in action-will drop out of nxt list”- Larry Zapeye via Twitter