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Orb works fast on Monday

Updated: April 29, 2013, 1:47 PM ET
By Lenny Shulman | Bloodhorse

Florida Derby winner Orb completed his preparations for the Kentucky Derby with an eye-popping four furlong move Monday, April 29, at Churchill Downs that was clocked in :47 4/5.

Taking to the track after the 8 a.m. renovation break under exercise rider Jan Patterson, Orb cut out fractions of :23 4/5, :35 4/5, :47 4/5, and was out five furlongs in 1:00 4/5. Orb left his work mate Overwhelming behind him, which was key for trainer Shug McGaughey.

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