galloped down the hillside chute across the main track with trainer Steve Hobby in the irons, the same path he will take at the start of the Turf. Hobby said, "It went great, he marched right down there. It was a bit to do for nothing. He's a professional, but if we didn't give him a practice run, after the race I didn't want to be asking myself 'what if'. It's not like the sprinters who have to fly across from the turf to the Pro-Ride. In a 1 1/2-mile race, we'll cross it in 25 and change, so it's not nearly as much of a concern."