Crafty C.T. and Early Flyer Put In Works
Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2001 5:46 PM
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2001 4:33 PM
Crafty C.T. and Early Flyer, possible entrants for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April seventh, put in works over the main track at Santa Anita on Saturday.
San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) winner Crafty C.T. went a mile in 1:41 under exercise rider Roxanne Losey. The Howard Zucker-trained son of Crafty Prospector will be ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye in the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby.
San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) winner Early Flyer worked seven furlongs on the fast track for trainer Ron McAnally, getting the distance in 1:25 3/5, handily.
Also working at Santa Anita Saturday was Trailthefox, winner of last year's Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. II) and 12th in the Florida Derby (gr. I) in his most recent start. The son of Foxtrail earned a bullet for Saturday's :57 4/5 five-furlong move, the quickest of 59 works at the distance.
Turf Paradise Derby winner Startac is scheduled to work at Santa Anita on Sunday under jockey Alex Solis.
Horses listed as probable for the Santa Anita Derby, with rider, are: Point Given, Gary Stevens; Crafty C.T., Eddie Delahoussaye; Palmeiro, Kent Desormeaux; Scorpion, Victor Espinoza; Startac, Alex Solis; Early Flyer, Tyler Baze, and I Love Silver, Laffit Pincay Jr. Cherokee Kim, no rider, is listed as possible.
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