Updated on 03/27/2017 3:40PM

McCraken gets stamina-building work for Blue Grass


LEXINGTON, Ky. – With McCraken coming off an eight-week layoff as he goes into his final Kentucky Derby prep, trainer Ian Wilkes sent his pupil out for a six-furlong work Monday intended to “put some bottom in him.” McCraken responded by blitzing his workmate through the six furlongs in 1:13.40 in his penultimate move before the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes on April 8.