05/10/2014 12:06PM

Pablo Del Monte works six furlongs at Keeneland

Barbara D. Livingston
Pablo Del Monte worked six furlongs in 1:12.20 at Keeneland in advance of shipping Monday to Baltimore for the Preakness.

Pablo Del Monte, scratched off the also-eligibles list in the Derby to await the Preakness, breezed six furlongs Saturday in 1:12.20 over the Polytrack surface at Keeneland.

In company with a 3-year-old filly named High Wire Kitten, Pablo Del Monte went in splits of 12.20, 24.80, 36.60, and 48.40, with a seven-furlong out time of 1:25. He finished well clear of his workmate, who went six furlongs in 1:13.

“Pablo Del Monte is doing absolutely super,” said trainer Wesley Ward.

Pablo Del Monte will be on the same Monday charter as California Chrome.

* A scheduled Saturday workout for Illinois Derby winner Dynamic Impact was delayed by one morning because of the nasty weather. “We’ll try it again,” said trainer Mark Casse.

David Voelker More than 1 year ago
Maybe last in Preakness That's how good he is doing
Richard Cadena More than 1 year ago
He will give another target, along with Social Inclusion, for California Chrome to lay close and break open around the last term, as he has done the past 3 or 4 races. More speed may negate itself. For C.C. he is versatile enough to stalk and pounce and can be close enough to make his move. He will be cutting back and other track changes could impact. But the very good ones always seem to find a way to win.
Steven Davidowitz More than 1 year ago
As noted in my prep race analysis that was part of the Kentucky Derby prep race section during the winter and spring, this horse ran terrific race against the deep closers track bias that was in play for the Blue Grass Stakes. The clockings of this wrokout, while on Polytrack, suggest he will be an important pace factor in the Preakness, a race that will have more early speed than the Derby. Why his people entered him in the Derby as an also eligible knowing that he would draw post #20 if there was a scratch and then they scratched him out of the Derby even though they got their wish, is hard to explain. Steve Davidowitz.
Surasak More than 1 year ago
That is flip-flopped and should be fined for what they did.
john g More than 1 year ago
He is the only one that was on the pace in the Bluegrass that stuck around at the end. While I don't see as a match for CC, I could see him hitting the board, maybe the bottom of tri/super.
Honnimae More than 1 year ago
We need more Speed He Peaking I need him to kill all the Speed horses and Hold for Second.... the Rest of the Field is Trash
Richard Kennedy More than 1 year ago
Really, "The rest of the field is Trash??!!". I'd L0VE to 0WN some of those Trash horses, especially "S0CIAL INCLUSI0N!"
jaybern1 More than 1 year ago
He is peaking at the right time.