Borrego, on track at Churchill Downs in Monday workout.

Borrego, on track at Churchill Downs in Monday workout.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Borrego Acclimates to Churchill Downs With Monday Workout

Borrego, the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runner-up, took to the track Monday at Churchill Downs for his first serious exercise at the Louisville, Ky. track as he worked three furlongs in :37 4/5 under exercise rider Andy Durnin.

Trainer Beau Greely said the time was exactly what he wanted from the son of El Prado. "He worked very nicely," Greely said. "Generally, I put blinkers on him but this morning I wanted him to see the track, to see the surroundings. He had his ears pinned and really didn't get out of a gallop. We wanted to go in 37 or 38 (seconds) so it worked out perfectly."

Greely said Borrego will work an "easy five-eighths" of a mile Sunday. "He's fit. Right now, it's just a matter of keeping him happy and sound."

With two wins and three runner-up finishes from seven starts, Borrego has earned $399,580.