04/30/2014 11:50AM

Kentucky Derby: Pablo Del Monte ready and willing

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wesley Ward isn’t wishing misfortune on anyone, but that’s the only way Pablo Del Monte – the lone also-eligible in Derby 140 – can actually make the race.

“We’d love to get in, but if we don’t, we’ll just keep training him and go in the Preakness” on May 17, Ward said.

Pablo Del Monte arrived here Wednesday, just before the 8 a.m. deadline mandated for all Derby runners to be on the Churchill grounds. He went out for an easy jog as training hours wound down just before 10 a.m., with Jeffrey Sanchez up. Sanchez will ride if the colt makes the race.

Malihe Yahyavi More than 1 year ago
Hes ok but looks like a miler SAMRAAT IS A LOCK Chrome wont hit the board
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
I love Wesley Ward. He always gives these under radar jocks chances. How many trainers would let J Sanchez ride in the Derby? Very Genuine and loyal type. My kind of guy.
Joseph Scaramozza More than 1 year ago
Here's hoping PABLO DEL MONTE draws in for the derby. He will be a handful to go past in the lane and at square odds. PLEASE LET HIM RUN ON SATURDAY!