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Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby at The Downey Profile®

Wood Memorial Top Two Back to Florida

4/8/2018

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he hasn’t determined where Wood Memorial winner Vino Rosso will train before the Kentucky Derby but is considering taking the colt back to Palm Beach Downs to join the trainer's other Derby contenders.

“We’ll make a final decision tomorrow,” said Pletcher on Sunday, adding that Vino Rosso will have two breezes before the Kentucky Derby.

Wood Memorial runner-up Enticed was in good shape on Sunday and will get his Derby preparations at Palm Meadows.

“We ran very well. The horse that was on the lead (Old Time Revival) was difficult and we were a little closer than I thought we’d be,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “He broke well and laid second. We ran very well, and obviously Johnny came over and definitely bumped us pretty hard twice down the lane, but the stewards didn’t think it was enough to change the result, so we had to finish second and we’ll move on to Kentucky. We have our points and he came out of it in good shape.”

McLaughlin said Enticed is scheduled to ship on Tuesday to Palm Meadows, where he will complete most of his Kentucky Derby preparations.

“Mainly because of the weather, and it’s very quiet there in the month of April because of all the horses that have shipped out, so it’s almost like a private training center,” he said. “We’ll train there and point for the Derby. We’re doubtful that we’ll even work him at Churchill, because he won there last fall and we already know that he likes the track.”


Edited NYRA release
 

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