Deputy Glitters Works at Belmont Park; Calm Before the Storm at Churchill

Deputy Glitters Works at Belmont Park; Calm Before the Storm at Churchill
Photo: Tom Cooley
Deputy Glitters, winning the Tampa Bay Derby, worked at Belmont Park Wednesday.
Joseph LaCombe Stables homebred Deputy Glitters worked five furlongs in 1:01.46 at Belmont Park in preparation for the May 6 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

With exercise rider Simon Harris aboard the 3-year-old son of Deputy Commander went to the track shortly after the maintenance break. His time for the work was 11th best of 18 horses working the distance over the fast track.

Trainer Tom Albertrani said the colt worked "well" and is on schedule to ship to Kentucky at about noon Thursday. Upon his arrival, Deputy Glitters will be housed in Barn 17 at Churchill Downs.

The winner of two of seven career starts, Deputy Glitters won the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) and ran second in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, both at Tampa Bay Downs.

Along with Sacred Light's workout at Hollywood Park, the exercise regimen for Deputy Glitters was the only work of the day for any of the 22 horses now pointing toward the Derby, for which only 20 will be allowed to start.

Most of the Derby horses already at Churchill Downs went to the track Wednesday morning, either jogging or galloping on a brisk, windy morning.

The activity level at Churchill will increase later this week, with Cause to Believe and Seaside Retreat scheduled to breeze Thursday.

Although subject to change, none of the Derby contenders are scheduled to work Friday.

Saturday works are scheduled for Lawyer Ron, Sinister Minister, Sweetnorthernsaint, Sharp Humor, and Steppenwolfer.

Sunday also promises to be a busy day for Derby horses, with workouts planned for Bluegrass Cat, Keyed Entry, Jazil, Flashy Bull.

Brother Derek, the likely Derby favorite on the basis of his Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) win, is now probable for a Monday workout.

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