The calm before this weekend's important activity on the Derby Trail.
Highlights from updates to our Looking Good, Worth Watching and Just In Case pages. Refer to those pages for details.
Rick Violette's CARRIED INTEREST (Just In Case), second to Overanalyze in the Grade II Futurity at Belmont Park, is entered at Gulfstream Park on Sunday. Six furlong allowance. Race 3.
John Sadler on DEMONIC (Worth Watching) not working since Feb. 11: “I’m off my pattern for a few days, but I’m still trying to make the race,” trainer Sadler told DRF.com. DRF said that Sadler did not disclose why Demonic was off pattern. The March 9 San Felipe is on his calendar.
Al Stall Jr.'s DEPARTING (Worth Watching) joins stable mate Sunbean and He's Had Enough as scratches from the Risen Star. No problem with Departing, will race next weekend at Sam Houston.
Kenny McPeek's FRAC DADDY (Worth Watching) is having some issues getting over a throat ulcer and is "behind the eight ball a bit," according to the trainer. He's now pointing at Turfway on March 23, which would be either the Rushaway or the Spiral, and that's if all goes well starting now.
MAC THE MAN (Just In Case) will probably bypass the John Battaglia Memorial and be pointed to the Spiral on March 23.
Rudy Rodriguez VYJACK (Looking Good) breezing right along for a start in the Gotham, Thursday went six in 1:15.00 (1/2) at AQU. Quiet day on the tab.
Demoted Integrity from Worth Watching to Just In Case after he lost a seven-furlong allowance race at Gulfstream Park to Divine Ambition after being sent off at 1-5 odds.
Added Divine Ambition to Just In Case off his win of the foregoing race.