Works, entries, and results for the Midlantic-breds nominated to the Triple Crown.  The latest Midlantic Triple Crown Update:

Three Midlantic-breds nominated to the Triple Crown are entered for this weekend, and things are getting serious for two of them.

Maryland-bred Bridget’s Big Luvy looks to make the big step up in class in Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby.  A win here would likely put him on the road to Louisville in less than a month.  Bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Bridget’s Big Luvy burst on the scene with a flashy, front-running score in the Private Terms at Laurel.  That win, in his first try around two turns, makes him one of the relative handful of sophomores who possess a win at nine furlongs at this time.  He’s 20-1 on the morning line and will have to contend with 1-2 American Pharoah and well-regarded Far Right.

On the left coast, Pennsylvania-bred The Man will make his first foray into stakes company for trainer Bob Baffert.  Fresh off a maiden score, he’s entered in Sunday’s six-furlong San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita.

Additionally, West Virginia-bred Kiss the Road will try his luck in a maiden claimer Sunday at Keeneland.

On the worktab:

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  • At Belmont Park, Virginia-bred Sir Rockport, Pennsylvania-bred Refer, and Maryland-breds Combat Diver and Balfe’s Corner all worked on April 6 and 7.
  • At Keeneland, Pennsylvnia-bred Saham and West Virginia-bred Kiss the Road both worked on April 5.
  • Elsewhere, The Man (at Santa Anita) and Bridget’s Big Luvy (at Oaklawn) worked, also on April 5.

And don’t forget to check out our Mid-Atlantic Triple Crown Trail page, featuring a sortable (and searchable) table of all of this year’s Midlantic-bred Triple Crown nominees.