02/10/2017 12:30PM

Battalion Runner will wait for Florida Derby


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Todd Pletcher said he plans to put off any decisions on where to run his long list of Kentucky Derby hopefuls until after Saturday’s Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. But one top 3-year-old in the barn whose itinerary has been set is Battalion Runner, who Pletcher said will not run again until the Grade 1 Florida Derby here on April 1.