'Lucky' shines in final Derby work

Updated: April 29, 2010, 4:35 AM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Perhaps the only thing worse than rain on Derby Day is rain the week of the race, when the majority of the contenders stabled at Churchill Downs get in their final works.

Four consecutive days of rain altered training schedules and forced Derby hopefuls to gallop and work over a racetrack that may not have been to their liking and may bear little resemblance to the one they'll compete over on Derby Day.

When training hours began, as usual, at 5:45 a.m. Monday, ...

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