04/30/2014 11:50AM

Kentucky Derby: Pablo Del Monte ready and willing


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.