04/16/2012 11:15AM

Kentucky Derby: Mike Smith to stay aboard Bodemeister


Mike Smith, who rode Bodemeister for the first time in winning the Arkansas Derby on Saturday, will retain the mount for the Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday.

In another Derby riding development, Garrett Gomez will ride Daddy Nose Best, the winner of the Sunland Derby.

The next major decision will be that of Ramon Dominguez, who has been riding both Hansen and Alpha.