Team Valor International and Mark Ford’s Went the Day Well worked five furlongs in 1:02 on Saturday morning at Keeneland.
The winner of the Vinery Racing Spiral (G3) in his most recent start on March 24, Went the Day Well worked in company according to Keeneland Publicity. Working in company with Under Control (BRZ), a 4-year-old allowance winner this year at Tampa Bay Downs, Went the Day Well recorded fractions of :13.40, :25.80, :37.60 and out six furlongs in 1:16.
“He worked fine and we were not looking for anything flashy,” trainer Graham Motion told Keeneland Publicity. “It was his first work since a big race and we still have plenty of time (before the May 5 Kentucky Derby).”
Motion is following the same pattern with Went the Day Well that he did last spring with Animal Kingdom, who trained at Keeneland after winning the Spiral and then won the Kentucky Derby in his next start.
“He will work again next Saturday and do more than he did today,” Motion said about Went the Day Well. “Then we will take him over to Churchill the following Wednesday or Thursday and then have a final work the Saturday or Sunday before the Derby, depending on the weather. That schedule worked well with Animal Kingdom last year.”
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