Also on the track was Coin Silver, one of three Derby contenders trained by 2004 Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher. The son of Anees who won the Lexington Stakes (gr. II) breezed five furlongs in 1:01.Also going five furlongs Monday morning was Closing Argument, the son of Successful Appeal who was timed in 1:01 3/5. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Closing Argument has won or placed in all seven career starts, including a victory in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III).
Mother Nature continued to give horsemen a break Monday as three contenders for Saturday's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) breezed under sunny skies at Churchill Downs.All three of the Derby preps were conducted after the break in which maintenance crews rework the track surface.Showing an affinity for the Churchill surface, Sort It Out (Out of Place) zipped a half-mile in :47 1/5. One of the most experienced horses in the Derby field with 12 career starts, Sort It Out has four wins, including the Whirlaway at Aqueduct, for trainer Bob Baffert.