Lukas & Stevens pleased with Oxbow work// Govenor Charlie a no-show// Code West, Power Broker post official moves// more...

Oxbow with Gary Stevens aboard went 5-furlongs in 1.01 flat Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Mike Welsch said he was headstrong in the beginning, but “galloped out really well”. Watching his workout video (linked below) I really don’t like his action along the backstretch. He is clearly bothered, climbing, and has no fluidity in his stride. Nonetheless, trainer D. Wayne Lukas was very pleased and hopes Stevens learned from the Arkansas Derby that he needs to “finesse” Oxbow as opposed to grabbing him early// Code West “finished nicely” in his five panel breeze, however stablemate Power Broker was completely swallowed up by workmate Midnight Lucky down the stretch. Both Baffert trainees are on the outside looking in on the standings// Vyjack was briefly spotted Monday during an early morning jog around the track, and trainer Rudy Rodriguez is unsure of when he will post a serious breeze// Welsch commented Frac Daddy made a great appearance, despite not having an official timed move// Interesting to note that Govenor Charlie has not been seen on the track for two days at Churchill. His absence is especially troubling considering the recent news of foot issues// more...

Kentucky Derby update 4/22 (Churchill Downs)
Oxbow workout video 4/22 (Churchill Downs)
Code West workout video 4/22 (Churchill Downs)

Oxbow- CD- 5F- 1.01:00- B- 7/43
Code West- CD- 5F- 1.01:20- B- 9/43
Power Broker- CD- 6F- 1.12:80- B- 2/3


Quotes and Tweets:
"I'm a happy man and Oxbow is a happy horse. Confidence booster this morning. Nice work out"- Gary Stevens via Twitter