03/23/2011 1:51PM

Santa Anita Derby mount on Silver Medallion goes to Gomez


Garrett Gomez will ride Silver Medallion in the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9, trainer Steve Asmussen said Wednesday.

Silver Medallion won the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields in his last start, with Russell Baze aboard. Since then, a majority interest in Silver Medallion was sold, but Asmussen has remained his trainer.

Should Silver Medallion win the Santa Anita Derby, he would be in line for a $5.5 million bonus if he could also capture the Preakness Stakes.