02/01/2011 4:00PM

Positive Response works for El Camino Real


The Billy Morey-trained Positive Response, winner of the Gold Rush and the California Derby, had an easy 48.40-second half-mile work Sunday at Golden Gate as part of his preparation for the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby on Feb. 12.

“He just went an easy half-mile,” said Morey, who had regular rider Julien Couton aboard. “He remains sharp and is doing really good. He’ll have one more work, next Sunday, probably five-eighths of a mile. That work, obviously, will be very important.”