04/23/2012 8:11AM

2012 Kentucky Derby: Asmussen sends out Daddy Nose Best, Sabercat for Monday works at Churchill Downs

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Daddy Nose Best, here winning the Sunland Park Derby, worked six furlongs in 1:13.70 Monday at Churchill Downs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Trainer Steve Asmussen’s hopefuls Daddy Nose Best and Sabercat had their penultimate works for the Kentucky Derby early Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

Working under the lights before sunrise, Daddy Nose Best went six furlongs in 1:13.70, according to Daily Racing Form, finishing under pressure about a length in front of his graded-stakes-placed stablemate Z Dager. Daddy Nose Best, who shaded 24 for his final quarter, galloped out seven-eighths in 1:27.10 while having to alter course around a couple of gallopers on the clubhouse turn.

Like Daddy Nose Best, Sabercat broke off outside and a half-length behind a workmate, Major Hope, when breezing five furlongs about a half-hour later. Sabercat, a distant third in the Arkansas Derby, completed the distance in a more leisurely 1:02.62, also finishing one length clear of his partner, before galloping out six furlongs in 1:16.32.

[KENTUCKY DERBY WORKOUTS: Latest updates, video reports from Mike Welsch]


ROBERT More than 1 year ago
gomez smith leparoux? let's make it chantel and get the roses...Nagger sez this is the horsbest horse in the race now just give him a good post position
Gregg Krieger More than 1 year ago
Daddy Nose Best will be a surprise to some who have not followed him,on my ticket
Justin More than 1 year ago
daddy nose best is the best of the closers. he definitely has a punchers chance at the derby. hes won on all surfaces including twice at a mile and an eighth. good jockey/ trainer, working well and impeccably bred on both sides. will be on my tickets may 5th
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally agree justin, I would also go look at union rags work up on youtube, he could be a smidge forgotten but he looks every bit the part of a classic winner.
Kevin Potts More than 1 year ago
You have to at least credit Daddy Nose Best for doing what race horses are supposed to do, winning.