Coady Photography/Keeneland Photo
The unbeaten Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Nyquist turned in his penultimate pre-Derby workout on April 23rd at Keeneland, going five furlongs in a solid 1:01.80.
With trainer Doug O’Neill overseeing the exercise, which was originally scheduled for April 22nd but delayed because of rain, Nyquist worked in company with the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Ralis and posted fractions of :12 flat, :23.80, and :35.80 before galloping out six furlongs in 1:18 flat. Nyquist started the work about a half-length behind Ralis, but edged his workmate by just under a length at the finish line.
Nyquist’s final pre-Derby workout is expected to come one week from now.
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