Hoppertunity works at Churchill
Updated: April 23, 2014, 1:15 PM ETBy Frank Angst | Bloodhorse
Grade 2 winner Hoppertunity breezed five furlongs in 1:00 ⅕ on April 23 at Churchill Downs as the son of Any Given Saturday prepares for a start in the Kentucky Derby on May 3. Working in company with stablemate Drill for trainer Bob Baffert, Hoppertunity completed the final quarter-mile of the breeze in :24 seconds after an opening furlong in :12 ⅖ seconds. Working outside of Grade 1 winner Drill, a 5-year-old son of Lawyer Ron, Hoppertunity galloped out six furlongs in 1:13 ⅕. Drill was credited with a five-furlong breeze in 1:00 ⅗. Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman's Hoppertunity won the Rebel Stakes on March 15 at Oaklawn Park and enters the Derby off a runner-up finish to California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby April 5.
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