Mohaymen Goes Quick in Final Pre-Derby Workout

Mohaymen Goes Quick in Final Pre-Derby Workout

Mohaymen galloping at Churchill Downs on April 18th – Coady Photography

The four-time graded stakes winner Mohaymen was energetic and enthusiastic in his final pre-Kentucky Derby workout on April 29th at Churchill Downs, going four furlongs in a rapid :47.40 seconds.

Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Mohaymen’s time was the fifth-fastest of 67 morning workouts at that distance. With exercise rider Miguel Jaime in the saddle, Mohaymen was ready to roll at the start of the workout and was even jumping while galloping to the starting point, but settled down once the workout began and posted fractions of :12.60, :23.80, and :35.80 before galloping out five furlongs in a quick 1:00.80.

“He was a little keen early, but he smoothed out nicely,” McLaughlin was quoted as saying in a Churchill Downs press release. “Miguel kept him off the rail and out in the three path because there were a lot of workers along the rail. It was a beautiful work and he galloped out great. He really likes the track.”

The press release also noted that Mohaymen will likely walk for the next two days rather than go out for training.

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JJ the Tv Watcher

Strikes me as a mistake to think of walking Moh the next two days. Horse has too much energy as is. Oh, well, we’ll see how it works out.