Let’s Go Stable’s El Padrino worked five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 Sunday morning at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher as he continues preparations for a start in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 31.
El Padrino is expected to face early Kentucky Derby favorite Union Rags in the Florida Derby.
“It was a very good work with a strong gallop out,” said trainer Todd Pletcher of the chestnut colt by Pulpit. El Padrino was an impressive allowance winner over the Gulfstream track on Jan. 29 and shipped to New Orleans to win the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds last out on Feb. 25.
El Padrino/Coglianese photo