06/02/2015 10:41AM

Bodhisattva targets Ohio Derby

Nikki Sherman
Bodhisattva finished last in the Preakness but came out of the race in good shape.

Trainer Jose Corrales said Bodhisattva, whom he owns and trains, came out of his last-place finish in the Preakness Stakes none the worse for wear and is being pointed to the $500,000 Ohio Derby, a 1 1/16-mile race at ThistleDown on June 20.

Corrales, a 55-year-old native of Panama, was based at Beulah Park in Ohio in 2010-11 before owner Frank Stronach sent him to Maryland with a string of horses to train.

Bodhisattva, who was bred and formerly owned by Frank Stronach’s son Andy, won the Federico Tesio Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile race at Pimlico, in his start preceding the Preakness.

Corrales said he is also considering Bodhisattva for the $75,000 Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg. The 1 1/8-mile Manitoba Derby will be run Aug. 3.

“I was in Manitoba last year and had a really good experience,” Corrales said. “A lot of people don’t want to take a chance to go to a small place like that.”