Florida Derby champ Orb and trainer D. Wayne Lukas' two 3-year-olds put in their final Kentucky Derby workouts on a fast track Monday morning at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb went four furlongs in 47 4/5 seconds the day after galloping 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Jennifer Patterson.
Lukas had Rebel Stakes runner-up Oxbow and Rebel Stakes champ Will Take Charge each work five furlongs in preparation for Saturday's 139th Run for the Roses.
Oxbow, ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, went the distance in 59 4/5 seconds, the fastest of 34. Stevens was aboard Oxbow for the first time when the colt finished fifth in the Arkansas Derby and will ride him Saturday.
"I don't care for the jocks to work horses," Lukas said Sunday. "Oxbow, it's not for me. It's for Gary. I'm letting him try to get to know him a little better. I don't like to have the jocks work them. It's like giving them a Ferrari and telling them to go out on the interstate here and don't go over 40."
Will Take Charge covered the five furlongs in 1:01 with exercise rider Taylor Carty, 12th fastest on the day.
"I see four or five horses I think are really legit, and there're some pretenders, like every year," Lukas said. "I wouldn't offend any of these guys. I get along with all of them.
"What they've done in the past, they'll do Saturday. Everybody talks about, 'Well, we're going to do this. We're going to do that.' But they'll be doing what they've been doing all along. Don't worry."
Also putting in a workout was Lexington Stakes winner Winning Cause. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Winning Cause went the half-mile in 48 1/5 seconds on the fast Churchill oval. A decision on the colt's status for Saturday will be made Monday.