Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby probables War Story and
Mr. Z each had five-furlong workouts Wednesday at Churchill Downs.
War Story, trained by Tom Amoss, went 1:02 with jockey Dylan Davis for the
five furlongs. Owned by Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn Ellis and Christopher
Dunn, War Story, 14th with 44 points, completed his Kentucky Derby prep
schedule with a third-place finish behind International Star in the
Louisiana Derby on March 28. The gelding galloped 1 1/2 miles under
Marvin Orantes on Tuesday morning. Joe Talamo has the Kentucky Derby mount.
Mr. Z, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, went the five furlongs Wednesday in 1:01
with exercise rider Edvin Vargas. Owned by Zayat Stables, Mr. Z galloped a
little more than a mile Tuesday with Vargas aboard. The colt was third in the
Arkansas Derby to American Pharoah on April 11. Ramon Vazquez will ride Mr.
Z, 17th with 34 points, in the Run for the Roses.
Out at Santa Anita, Ocho Ocho Ocho worked six furlongs in 1:13.60 over a fast
track. Trained by Jim Cassidy, the colt is 18th on the points leaderboard and
will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux in the Kentucky Derby on May 2.