03/31/2013 2:12PM

Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary will stop at farm before settling in at Churchill Downs

Hodges Photography/ Lynn Roberts
Revolutionary, ridden by Javier Castellano (white cap), and Mylute both were awarded a Beyer Speed Figure of 93 for their performance in the Louisiana Derby.

Revolutionary, winner of the Louisiana Derby on Saturday, will ship to WinStar Farm in Kentucky along with New Orleans Handicap winner Graydar for a few days before moving on to Churchill Downs later in the week. Both horses are owned, in part, by WinStar.

Revolutionary was awarded a Beyer Speed Figure of 93 for his neck win over Mylute in the Louisiana Derby.

 Unlimited Budget, winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks, and Palace Malice, a troubled seventh in the Louisiana Derby, were to ship back to Palm Meadows, according to trainer Todd Pletcher, who was at Palm Meadows in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Sunday morning.

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Pletcher said he would evaluate Palace Malice over the next week to determine whether or not to try and earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby by running in a race like the Blue Grass on April 13.

“One thing about it, being blocked the entire length of the stretch, he didn’t have a taxing effort,” Pletcher said.

Dreaming of Julia earned a 114 Beyer Speed Figure for her 21 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Gulfstream Oaks. She will train up to the Kentucky Oaks on May 3.

“You always worry about leaving something on the track in that final prep,” Pletcher said. “Hopefully, she can come back and produce another effort like that in five weeks.”

Pletcher said he hopes to have all his horses for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks stabled at Churchill around April 15.




Jd Staton More than 1 year ago
with as many prospects as pletcher has i wonder why he wouldnt send something out west for points. i think its asking a lot to run first and second in major prep races. wich is what they were looking for with both his horses needing points.
Horse 2win More than 1 year ago
Pletcher is getting smarter, shipping his horses EARLY to get used to the Churchill Downs surface, a great move on his part, we wish him only the best but we don't think he has the Derby winner in his barn, Oaks maybe but Derby NO!
jttf More than 1 year ago
the three frontrunners created a 3 wide wall that was fading badly at the top of the stretch. 3 or 4 horses from off of the pace, were trapped behind that wall. the top 2 finishers went outside of the wall without any trouble. palice malice should just wait for the preakness. there isnt enough time for a dehydrated lasix user to run that often. pletcher had 6 stakes wins on saturday. did his horses peak too early ?
Kyle Gambrell More than 1 year ago
Thoughts on Palace? He looked like he was ready to make a big run.. Bad trip or not enough horse?
Electrocutionst More than 1 year ago
Plenty of trip. Obvious bad trip
Electrocutionst More than 1 year ago
Horse I meant
David Caivano More than 1 year ago
Departing was sneaky good in his 3ed place finish. He really had no chance to run at any time in this derby. Hats off to the winner, but we have not seen the last of Departing. Sure hope he has enough points! Go and check out the replay!
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
He's so sluggish out of the gate. A twenty horse field will prove too much. His kick in the stretch is not THAT dominant.
ChristinaA More than 1 year ago
Revolutionary is awesome. He really knows how to fight for a win. Hope he can do it again in the Derby!
Tom Keyser More than 1 year ago
Sam More than 1 year ago
Well, he does manage to win doesn't he?