Friesan Fire was one of a handful of Derby contenders putting in their final works on April 27.

Friesan Fire was one of a handful of Derby contenders putting in their final works on April 27.

Anne Eberhardt

Monday Works: Friesan Fire Blazes in :57 4/5

Busy Monday work tab for Derby horses highlighted by Friesan Fire's blazing effort

By Ron Mitchell and Deirdre B. Biles

Monday morning at Churchill Downs was a busy day for horses getting in their final preparations for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

The following 3-year-olds worked after the 8:30 a.m. renovation break. The works were disrupted by a collision of two horses in front of the grandstand after one of the horses got loose. Neither of the horses involved were Derby contenders.

Details of the works, with analysis by their connections will be coming shortly:

Friesan Fire
– five furlongs in :57 4/5

Chocolate Candy – five furlongs in :59 1/5

Pioneerof the Nile
– five furlongs in 1:01

Join in the Dance - five furlongs in 1:00 1/5

Mine That Bird - five furlongs in 1:02

Win Willy
– five furlongs in 1:02 2/5

Advice - four furlongs in :47 1/5

Flying Private
– four furlongs in :47 2/5