Borel: Hired Derby gun// Twice The Appeal not appealing in work

Calvin Borel is scheduled to work Stay Thirsty on Sunday.  Trainer Todd Pletcher emphasized that he is not definite for the Derby mount, but it opens the door for the possibility of the same team repeating last year’s Derby scenario, when Borel guided “Todd Squad” B-lister Super Saver to a muddy win.  Apparently, Ramon Dominguez who has ridden the colt before and currently does not have a guaranteed Derby mount, decided to look elsewhere so Borel may very well be in the driver’s seat.  What makes the situation even more intriguing is the three-time Derby winner is not even a third call jockey for Pletcher any other time of the year// Sunland Derby winner Twice The Appeal worked a so-so 6 furlongs at Churchill// Jeremy Plonk warns to discount the Bluegrass Stakes at your own peril. He points out last year’s runners had money finishes in all three Triple Crown races// Nice background story on Jon Court’s long journey to ride in the Derby// Uncle Mo’s first official serious work since the Wood Memorial is scheduled for Tuesday// Speedster Flashpoint will skip the Derby Trial and point to the Preakness// more…

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Jerome Stakes (G2): entries

·       Twice The Appeal works (Brisnet)
·       Derby mount still alludes Borel (DRF)
·       Watch Me Go set for trip to Churchill (Bloodhorse)
·       Silver lining for Marshall after Derby miss (Courier Journal)
·       Looking back at the Arkansas Derby (Courier Journal Blog)
·       Master of Hounds or the Hound of Louisville? (Zipse At The Derby)
·       Who will have the lead at the eighth pole? (Bloodhorse Blog)
·       One final shot before the Kentucky Derby [Silver Medallion] (Sports Network)
·       Countdown to the Crown: April 22 (ESPN)
·       Will Dialed In triumph at Churchill Downs? (Bleacher Report)
·       Owner Jess Jackson dies at age 81 (Bloodhorse)

·       Twice the Appeal: CD- 6F- 1.17:20 B- 1/1