Friday, April 22, 2016
Mohayman electifies Churchill backside with work
DERBY THOUGHTS AND MUSINGS
Kentucky Derby contender Mohaymen set the barns at Churchill Downs abuzz with a 4 furlong work of 46 4/5 seconds on Tuesday...the best work at the distance of the day at the legendary oval off Central Avenue.
Too fast so close to the Derby? Not necessarily...different trainers have different techniques when it comes to race preparation and workouts.
Does it put this runner back into consideration after finishing a well-beaten fourth in the soggy Florida Derby?
There is merit in the theory that certain horses like certain tracks and conditions better than others. Mohaymen was undefeated going into the Florida Derby and matched against Nyquist...the second betting favorite who skipped over the slop to remain undefeated and basically left Mohaymen "tied to the rail" in the final two furlongs.
Interesting that Mo Tom, also a Derby contender, had the second bet work of Tuesday with a 47.
A lot of Mo's being bandied about here. Add Mo Spirit and you could try a 'all-Mo' trifecta as a Derby hunch bet that would probably pay very handsomely.
As for me...although the work was impressive, it changes nothing in my top five Derby horses on this 4/22 entry.
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