02/01/2017 12:40PM

Battalion Runner on slow track to Kentucky Derby trail


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Stop reading if you’ve heard this one before: Trainer Todd Pletcher has a late-developing colt win his maiden early in the Gulfstream Park meet, stretches him out to easily defeat allowance company in his next start, and proceeds to win a key Kentucky Derby prep during the spring.