Mott Horses on Track
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Court Vision gets in a five furlong work at Churchill Downs April 27.
Concerned about forecasts for rain in upcoming days, trainer Bill Mott worked his two contenders for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Sunday, April 27.

Court Vision, the 2007 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner, worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5, with a stablemate. Staring two lengths behind the workmate, the son of Gulch turned in fractional splits of :13, :25 3/5, :34 3/5, and :48 4/5 while galloping out six furlongs in 1:14. Finishing five lengths of front of the other horse, the colt got the final quarter mile in :23 1/5. Owned by IEAH Stables and WinStar Farm, Court Vision has finished third in both the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth (gr. II) this year. He has won half of his six starts and earned $367,542.

Also on the track for Mott was Z Humor, the son of Distorted Humor   who worked five furlongs in 1:01 1/5. Working in company, the colt had splits of :25 2/5, :37 1/5, and :49 1/5 while galloping out six furlongs in 1:14 4/5. Racing for Zayat Stabes, Z Humor has won two of his eight career starts, including the Delta Jackpot (gr. III), and earned $621,450.

“We actually worked a day or two earlier than we wanted to because of the forecast,” Mott said. “I didn’t want to get in a situation where we worked over a bad racetrack and we had a good racetrack this morning.”

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