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KENTUCKY DERBY / UPDATE : Trainers Are Trying to Make Up for Lost Time

April 28, 1993|BILL CHRISTINE

Most trainers postponed workouts Monday because of a wet track, but there was a busy work tab Tuesday over a fast track. Personal Hope went five furlongs in 1:01, including a finishing quarter mile in 23 3/5. Other workout times: El Bakan, three furlongs in 36 2/5; at five furlongs, Mi Cielo in 1:01 1/5, Wallenda in 1:01 2/5, Bull Inthe Heather in 1:01 3/5, Rockamundo in 1:02 4/5 and Diazo in 1:04 3/5. Dixieland Heat worked six furlongs in 1:15 1/5.

Mark Hennig, who trains Personal Hope, said that the Churchill Downs surface is about two seconds slower than Hollywood Park's. . . . Ivory Frontier, an English horse, won't run in the Kentucky Derby. . . . The definite entrants are Bull Inthe Heather, Corby, Diazo, Dixieland Heat, El Bakan, Kissin Kris, Mi Cielo, Personal Hope, Prairie Bayou, Rockamundo, Sea Hero, Silver Of Silver, Storm Tower, Tossofthecoin, Truth Of It All, Union City, Wallenda and Wild Gale. Marked Tree and Ragtime Rebel are possibles.

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