03/30/2009 11:00PM

Old Fashioned works for Arkansas Derby

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HOT SPRING, Ark. - Old Fashioned continued his preparations for the Grade 2, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Tuesday morning, by breezing five furlongs in 1:00.40 at Oaklawn Park. It was his first work since finishing second to Win Willy in the Grade 2, $300,000 Rebel Stakes on March 14.

Old Fashioned was the first horse to work after the renovation break, on a track rated muddy. He was eager into the drill, with clockers timing him through fractions of 11.60 for the opening eighth of a mile, 23.40 for the first quarter, 36 seconds for three furlongs, and 48.20 for a half-mile. He galloped out strongly, with clockers following him through six furlongs in 1:13.

Jockey Terry Thompson was aboard for the work and sat chilly throughout. He will replace Ramon Dominguez in the saddle for the Arkansas Derby. Old Fashioned suffered his first career defeat in the Rebel. His major wins to date include the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct and the Grade 3 Southwest at Oaklawn.HOT SPRING, Ark. - Old Fashioned continued his preparations for the Grade 2, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Tuesday morning, by breezing five furlongs in 1:00.40 at Oaklawn Park. It was his first work since finishing second to Win Willy in the Grade 2, $300,000 Rebel Stakes on March 14.

Old Fashioned was the first horse to work after the renovation break, on a track rated muddy. He was eager into the drill, with clockers timing him through fractions of 11.60 for the opening eighth of a mile, 23.40 for the first quarter, 36 seconds for three furlongs, and 48.20 for a half-mile. He galloped out strongly, with clockers following him through six furlongs in 1:13.

Jockey Terry Thompson was aboard for the work and sat chilly throughout. He will replace Ramon Dominguez in the saddle for the Arkansas Derby. Old Fashioned suffered his first career defeat in the Rebel. His major wins to date include the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct and the Grade 3 Southwest at Oaklawn.