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Galloping under the Twin Spires on Tuesday morning.

April 27 Kentucky Derby 2021

Date: 04/27/2021

Tuesday saw improved weather conditions during training hours with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the high 60's, with the main track rated fast again.

Below are photos for 17 Derby horses and all 14 Oaks fillies from this morning on the track or in the paddock schooling with comments for each. You can watch video of today's training session here.

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Kentucky Derby

horse racing Bourbonic galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Hector Ramos. Trainer Todd Pletcher said, They all galloped a mile and one quarter and they all visited the gate."

horse racing Dynamic One galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Carlos Perez Quevedo. Trainer Todd Pletcher said, They all galloped a mile and one quarter and they all visited the gate."

horse racing Essential Quality galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Edvin Vargas in company with stablemate Mandaloun.

horse racinghorse racing Helium galloped 1 1/4 miles. Assistant trainer David Carroll said, "Helium is always wanting to do more."

horse racing Highly Motivated galloped 1 3/8 miles. Trainer Chad Brown said, "I'm going to get with my assistants and watch the weather and figure that out, but I'm leaning towards Wednesday. I prefer to school during the races, so we'll sign up for some sort of spot where we can take him up during the races and get that done."

horse racing Hot Rod Charlie jogged 1 mile under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Trainer Doug O'Neill said, We'll go to gallop with him tomorrow."

horse racing Keepmeinmind galloped 1 mile. Trainer Robertino Diodoro said, "I think his last race in the Blue Grass was our fault. We took him out of his element, trying to stay closer to the front, and when they started to run, he had nothing left for the finish. We need to get him back to his old way of relaxing early and making one run. On paper it may not look like he belongs, but talent wise, he definitely belongs, I think."

horse racing King Fury galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Lalo Jose Quiroz. Assistant trainer Greg Geier said "No problems!"

horse racing Known Agenda galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Hector Ramos. Trainer Todd Pletcher said, They all galloped a mile and one quarter and they all visited the gate."

horse racing Mandaloun galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Fernando Espinoza in company with stablemate Essential Quality.

horse racinghorse racing Medina Spirit galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Humberto Gomez. Trainer Bob Baffert said, "He looks great, he's happy. A lot of our horses come off the deep surface at Santa Anita and do really well here. He's doing really well, but to me it's Essential Quality's race."

horse racing Midnight Bourbon walked the shedrow and schooled in the paddock on Tuesday after working 5f in 1:02.40 on Monday.

horse racing O Besos jogged 1 mile and galloped 1 mile at 6am.

horse racing Rock Your World galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Javier Meza. Trainer John Sadler said, "We'll have a progression with him as the week goes along. A bit farther each day as we go. He looks pretty good."

horse racing Sainthood galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Amelia Green. Trainer Todd Pletcher said, They all galloped a mile and one quarter and they all visited the gate."

horse racinghorse racing Soup and Sandwich galloped 1 1/4 miles. Assistant trainer David Carroll said, "I thought it was his best day of training so far. Soup and Sandwich doesn't want to give too much, that's just who is he is. But we're really happy with him and how he's progressing along, especially after this morning."

horse racing Super Stock galloped 1 1/8 miles and schooled in the paddock.

Kentucky Oaks

horse racing Ava's Grace galloped 1 1/2 miles. Trainer Robertino Diodoro said, "She worked very well over the track. I don't think she was tight enough in the Fantasy Stakes (G2) (when second), which was her first start around two turns, but she still ran great. She should be good and right for this race."

horse racing Clairiere galloped 1 1/8 miles and schooled in the paddock during Tuesday's races, according to trainer Steve Asmussen. Clairiere drew post 3 for the Oaks during the Monday draw. Asmussen took a diplomatic approach to something that was out of his hands. "All draws are the same; you never know to complain until after the races are run."

horse racinghorse racing Coach galloped 1 1/2 miles and schooled in the paddock.

horse racing Competitive Speed galloped 2 miles under exercise rider Anthony Gallo. Trainer Javier Gonzalez said, "After her second win (by 4 1/2 lengths) in an allowance race, I was really impressed with her. We had a lot of faith that she would be entered (for the Oaks). She also was nominated to the Eight Belles (G2), so if she was not in the Oaks, we would run there."

horse racing Crazy Beautiful galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Danny Ramsey in company with stablemate King Fury.

horse racinghorse racing Malathaat galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Amelia Green. Green said, She went well."

horse racing Maracuja made her initial appearance on the track at Churchill Downs galloping during the 7:30-7:45 training window for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses. Trained by Rob Atras, Maracuja had arrived from Belmont Park Monday morning.

horse racing Millefeuille schooled in the paddock and galloped 1 3/8 miles under exercise rider Ailsa Morrison. Trainer Bill Mott said, "In the Derby, I don't mind the outside post. We won one from the 20 actually the 18 after two scratches, with Country House. You have another eighth of a mile to the first turn (in the Derby as opposed to the Oaks) and that makes a big difference."

horse racing Moraz galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Olha Krushevska. Trainer Mike McCarthy said, "She's doing good; I'm very pleased."

horse racing Pass the Champagne got acquainted with the Churchill Downs track for the first time and was accompanied by her trainer George Weaver on the pony during the special 7:30 a.m. training time. The filly, who arrived early Monday a.m. after a van ride from her South Florida base, galloped once around with exercise rider Cindy Hutter, wife of the trainer.

horse racing Pauline's Pearl galloped 1 1/8 miles and schooled in the paddock during Tuesday's races, according to trainer Steve Asmussen. Pauline's Pearl drew the potentially tricky rail in post 1. Asmussen took a diplomatic approach to something that was out of his hands. "All draws are the same; you never know to complain until after the races are run."

horse racinghorse racing Search Results galloped 1 3/8 miles. Trainer Chad Brown said, "She's out a couple spots further than I would have picked but we're tactical, with not a crazy amount of speed in the race. I'm hoping she breaks cleanly and can glide up there in the first flight and get a good position (into the first turn)."

horse racinghorse racing Travel Column galloped 1 1/2 miles and schooled in the paddock.

horse racing Will's Secret galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Lee Guidry.

Isaac Murphy Marathon

horse racing Tuesday afternoon, Lone Rock surged past defending champion Ry's the Guy at the three-sixteenths pole en route to a 3 3/4-length victory in the third running of the $128,000 Isaac Murphy Marathon Overnight Stakes for 4-year-olds and up Tuesday afternoon. Trained by Robertino Diodoro and ridden by Ramon Vazquez, Lone Rock covered the 1 1/2 miles on a fast main track in 2:30.52.

horse racing Dack Janiel's set the pace, covering the mile in 1:38.90 and maintained the lead until the far turn when Ry's the Guy moved to the front with Lone Rock right behind him. The top two hit the top of the stretch together with Lone Rock going the better of the two and gradually pulling away. Ry's the Guy, ridden by Chris Landeros, was second and Portos finished third under Tyler Gaffalione. The victory was worth $78,684 and increased Lone Rock's career bankroll to $528.921 with a record of 32-10-3-2. Lone Rock is a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred gelded son of Majestic Warrior out of the Hard Spun mare Ruby Lips.

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