Endorsement and Interactif out of Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Sunland Derby winner Endorsement is out
of the Kentucky Derby with an ankle injury and Interactif won't be
entered.
The changes allow Backtalk and Make Music for Me to become part
of a full 20-horse field when the post position draw takes place
later Wednesday.
Trainer Shannon Ritter said she noticed the ankle injury after
Endorsement walked off the track at Churchill Downs following a
half-mile workout Wednesday morning. Trainer Todd Pletcher said
Interactif is better suited for turf races and will bypass the
Derby over a dirt track.
With preference given to the top 20 graded stakes earners, the
changes allow for Backtalk and Make Music for Me to be eligible for
the field.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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