Three other Hollywood Derby aspirants also worked Wednesday. Alberto Giacometti, a French import making his United States debut for the Laura de Seroux stable, worked five furlongs on turf in a bullet 1:00 3/5. Sweet Return, runner-up in the Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT), drilled the same distance in 1:02 under exercise rider Paddy Dalton for trainer Ron McAnally. Californian, conditioned by 21-year-old Kristin Mulhall, worked five furlongs on the main track in 1:02.
Fortune Writers, who arrived Monday from New York for the $600,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Sunday, worked four furlongs on the turf course Wednesday in :49 2/5 under Craig Marshall, assistant to trainer Jim Toner.Fortune Writers, third-place finisher in the Lawrence Realization Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont in his last start Oct. 11, is stabled with Marshall and groom Sarafin Romero.