I Want Revenge Posts Derby Workout

I Want Revenge Posts Derby Workout
Photo: Anne Eberhardt
I Want Revenge (left) breezed five furlongs with stablemate Gato Go Win at Churchill Downs on April 21.
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I Want Revenge   was one of five horses posting workouts April 21 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), completing five furlongs on a slightly-off track in 1:01 3/5. The time was eighth-fastest among 19 horses working the distance.

The son of Stephen Got Even  , who was ridden by regular jockey Joe Talamo, began his work two lengths behind stablemate Gato Go Win, and finished a neck ahead, galloping out six furlongs in 1:15 2/5. I Want Revenge’s earlier splits were :12 2/5, :25, and :37.

Jeff Mullins, who trains the Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner, called the workout a good one.

“The track was a little mushy this morning,” he said. “I think our horse got plenty out of it. He galloped out good and strong. Joe said he handled the track pretty well. I think we are in pretty good shape.”

Talamo, who has ridden I Want Revenge in his last six starts, said the colt handled the Churchill oval well, despite an off-track compromised by heavy rain on Sunday and Monday.

“He had a good little target out there,” Talamo said of Gato Go Win. “He sat right behind … he did pretty much what he does all of the time. He always gallops out really good.”

Four other Derby contenders also posted works:

--Pioneerof the Nile   went five furlongs in 1:00 4/5, galloping out in 1:13 2/5

--Chocolate Candy went a mile in 1:42, galloping out in 1:57

--Flying Private went five furlongs in 1:01 1/5, galloping out in 1:16;

--Flat Out   went five furlongs in 1:03 1/5.

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