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Animal Kingdom set to work at Churchill

Updated: April 18, 2011, 3:42 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Jockey Robby Albarado will work Spiral Stakes winner Animal Kingdom on dirt Saturday at Churchill Downs, a drill that is expected to determine Animal Kingdom's status for the May 7 Kentucky Derby, Barry Irwin, the president of owner Team Valor International, said on Monday.

"We wanted Robby to work him because he won on him at 2 and he has breezed him in the past," Irwin said. "This way, we can get the best possible line on whether the colt can act on the Churchill Downs main track."

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