Caton Bredar brings you the latest news from Churchill Downs regarding the scratch of Kentucky Derby contender Hoppertunity.
The Bob Baffert trainee will scratch due to an issue with his foot. As a result, also-eligible Pablo Del Monte draws into Saturday's race.
Trainer Bob Baffert will send out Hoppertunity (#11) and Chitu (#13) in search of his fourth win in the Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Mike Smith came away from Wednesday's post position draw with confidence after Hoppertunity drew post #11.
Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Derby with Silver Charm, Real Quiet, and War Emblem, and will send out Hoppertunity and Chitu Saturday.
Jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens have ridden in a combined 39 Kentucky Derbies with four total victories.
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses Hoppertunity's work Monday at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Bob Baffert has Hoppertunity, Chitu, and Bayern at Churchill Downs the week before the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
Hoppertunity worked four furlongs in :48 flat Monday at Churchill Downs.
Hoppertunity (outside) worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 Friday at Santa Anita.
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Hoppertunity (outside) worked in company with Drill, going 4F in 47.40 at Santa Anita on 3/6/14.
Bob Baffert will send Hoppertunity east for the Rebel Stakes, while Bayern will likely return in either the Santa Anita Derby or Arkansas Derby.
Hoppertunity worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 Sunday at Santa Anita.