Daddy Nose Best worked five furlongs in 1:00.20, galloping out six furlongs in 1:13.80 and seven furlongs in 1:29.20 on Monday, according to Churchill Downs Publicity.
“I thought it was a great work,” Asmussen said. “He went over the track really well and I’m glad we were able to get the work in before the rain hit.”
Monday’s work was the second beneath the Twin Spires for Daddy Nose Best since he arrived at Churchill Downs on March 28, just a few days after his score in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3). The bay son of Scat Daddy breezed on his own in 1:02.40 at the Louisville track on April 9.
Asmussen noted that “if the weather lets us,” Daddy Nose Best will have two more workouts prior to Kentucky Derby 138 and they will take place at Churchill Downs on April 23 and April 30.
Bred in Kentucky by the Patricia Ann Elia Trust, Daddy Nose Best has a record of 4-2-1 from 10 lifetime starts and earnings of $633,623.
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