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All work for Derby contenders

Updated: April 12, 2013, 1:48 PM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- While most of the top 3-year-olds here at Oaklawn Park got in their final, restrained preparation for the Arkansas Derby, Will Take Charge worked a mile Friday morning. The winner of the Rebel Stakes, he's training up to the Kentucky Derby.

The big chestnut colt was the first horse on the track when it opened for training. Breaking off at the sixteenth pole, Will Take Charge started quickly, running the opening half-mile in 47.62 seconds, and completed the mile in ...

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