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Tightening the Screws

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 4/3/2013 7:12:18 PM

With the Wood Memorial and the Santa Anita Derby on tap Saturday, now is the time when trainers get locked and loaded and tighten down the screws on their trainees.

What online sports betting site players have to evaluate is which of the works will have the most beneficial outcome in response to a victory.

Likely Wood favorite Verrazano was sent along on his last work on Sunday at Palm Meadows by his trainer Todd Pletcher and he delivered in fine fashion.
Florida Derby winning rider John Velazquez was aloft and the unbeaten son of More Than Ready recorded a best of the morning 1:01.05 five-furlong drill.
Working in tandem with older Grade 2 winner and Pletcher trainee Discreet Dancer, who is fresh from a winning 102 Beyer in the Gulfstream Park Handicap, Verrazano was a length off the runner early, matched strides quickly, finished his last quarter in :23.08 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:12.97.

Verrazano finished about a neck in front of his stablemate.

Also on the tag on Sunday was Normandy Invasion, who proved he was the real deal closing to get beat a nose in the Grade 2 Remsen by Overanalyze last year.

The Chad Brown charge also posted a bullet best of the morning drill going 4 furlongs :47.95. This sophomore went his opening quarter in :24 seconds flat and finished in :23.80.

His trainer was pleased with the drill, Brown: “He went even better than I expected him to go. He went around with his ears up, but he did it so easily with no company around him I just think he’s getting more professional.”

Berlino Di Tiger, a 5-year-old who is a Group 1betting sites winner in Brazil that has won 7 of his 10 races, posted the second best drill at 4 furlongs.

A power broker is a person who can influence people to vote towards a particular client in exchange for some sort of favor but the horse Power Broker is a Bob Baffert student who has trained solidly for his first start of 2013.

He drilled Sunday morning at Santa Anita in :47 2/5. It was the 4th fastest of 43 workouts at the distance.

It takes a big man to admit his mistakes but Power Broker’s trainer owned up to it, Baffert: “The workout was very nice. I got him going out in :59 4/5. He hasn’t lost any of his conditioning, because he has a really good foundation on him. The Breeder’s Cup race was a disaster, I gave (Rafael) Bejarano bad instructions.”

In that BC race, Power Broker was not allowed to run early and was beaten 5 lengths.

Pushed wide from the marooned horse betting post 9 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, this runner had aim at the top of the lane but just could not close the deal. The pedigree is there for this runner to star. His dam won a stakes and earned over $100,000 but the dam is also kin to a Grade 3 winner, an over $700,000 earner that won a Grade 2 and also to Miss Shop, who won the Grade 1 Personal Ensign at a mile and a quarter on way to a $1.1 million career.

Working Monday was Santa Anita Derby likely favorite Flashback. He worked in :48.40 which was the 19th fastest of 55 workouts.

The fastest drill of :46 on Monday was recorded by Jimmy Creed, a Richard Mandella charge that won the Grade 1 Malibu to end 2012.

As the Kentucky Derby approaches, online sports betting players should be aware of how runners are being prepped, which runners seem to be working easily, and which runners appear to be struggling in the morning.

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