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Midnight Bourbon, Soup and Sandwich Work at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby
Soup and Sandwich (Credit: Coglianese Photos / Lauren King)

Midnight Bourbon, Soup and Sandwich Work at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KYLecomte Stakes (G3) champion Midnight Bourbon and Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Soup and Sandwich stretched their legs at Churchill Downs Sunday as they work toward May 1’s Kentucky Derby (G1).

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Midnight Bourbon covered 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 and Soup and Sandwich completed 4 furlongs in :48.80 with jockey Declan Carroll in the saddle.

“This was the first time I’ve seen him work because he’s been in Florida,” said Soup and Sandwich trainer Mark Casse’s assistant David Carroll, Declan’s father. “He has a big stride on him and really got over the track well. I told Declan to just let him do his thing and gallop out nicely. I think he’s starting to find his stride. The Derby will be the first time he’ll be led over from his own stall and I think it’ll benefit him getting experience over the track.”

The Todd Squad

Trainer Todd Pletcher, whose expansive stable could saddle as many as four in the Derby, shipped in Florida Derby winner Known Agenda and Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) runner-up Sainthood Sunday. Traveling with them was Malathaat, Pletcher’s undefeated Kentucky Oaks (G1) hopeful who was last seen winning the Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.

Pletcher’s New York-based duo Bourbonic and Dynamic One – 1-2 finishers of the Wood Memorial (G2) – were expected to arrive early Monday.

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