LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rule is out and the filly Devil May Care
and Jackson Bend are in the Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday he wasn't pleased with the way
Rule worked at Churchill Downs. Pletcher instead will point the
3-year-old colt to the Preakness on May 15.
Pletcher gained another Derby starter Monday when owner John
Greathouse said he's entering Devil May Care in the Derby. He'll
likely have four starters in the Derby and could add a fifth if
Interactif runs. A decision on Interactif will be made Tuesday.
Rule's defection opens the door for Jackson Bend, who finished
second to Eskendereya in the Fountain of Youth and Florida Derby.
Eskendereya was removed from Derby consideration Sunday because of a leg injury.
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