By Dick Downey
Wesley Ward says he’s leaning away from the Kentucky Derby and toward the Preakness with Pablo Del Monte.
Ward trains and is part owner of Pablo Del Monte, who finished third the Toyota Blue Grass and picked up enough points to become relevant on the Derby points leaderboard. He ranks 23d after the defection of Cairo Prince with an ankle injury.
“Keep him on the list, but the way it looks now I’m training for the Preakness,” said Ward, leaving the door open just a bit.