04/29/2011 10:31AM

Garrett Gomez expected to ride Master of Hounds in Derby


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Though no official announcement has yet been made, jockey Garrett Gomez is expected to ride Master of Hounds if the Irish-based colt, as expected, ships to Kentucky next Tuesday for the May 7 Kentucky Derby.

Master of Hounds was not entered in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. According to a spokesman for owner Coolmore Stud, the plan has been for Master of Hounds, who is trained by Aidan O'Brien, to ship here on Tuesday from Ireland.

Entries for the Derby are to be taken Wednesday.