Rockport Harbor Works; Heading to Lexington Stakes
Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 5:00 PM
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005 11:20 AM
Photo: Jeff Coady/Coady Photography
Rockport Harbor, foreground, with Stewart Elliott in the irons, works in company with Pilfer.
Fox Hill Farm's Rockport Harbor, who is still on target for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), worked seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5 at Oaklawn Park Sunday, after which, trainer John Servis said the colt would pass the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and point instead to the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) a week later.
"Rocky broke off at the seven-eighths pole, with stablemate Pilfer an eighth in front of him, just galloping," Fox Hill owner Rick Porter reported. "(Stuart) Elliott let the other rider know as he was coming up on her so she could pick up the pace, and they hooked up at the five-eighths pole. Rocky worked in 1:25 3/5, galloping out a mile in 1:40 3/5.
"He was blowing pretty good after the work. He got tired, but John was ecstatic with the work. It was just what he needed. We are flying him and Round Pond to Lexington on Sunday or Monday, ands he'll run in the lexington. He should be very fit for that race, we're not concerned about his coming back in two weeks for the Derby, since he is so lightly raced since last November."
In other news Sunday morning, San Felipe (gr. II) winner Consolidator breezed five furlongs in :59 3/5 for next Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), where he'll face Sun King, High Limit, and Bandini.
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