LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Medal Count will be making his eigth career start in the 140th Kentucky Derby. Trainer Dale Romans calls him a "throwback" horse.
"I think he's a little bit of a throwback horse," said Romans. "I mean he's a big strong sturdy horse and the more you give him to do the better he gets."
Medal count finished fifth in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream, won the Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland, then finished second in the Blue Grass Stakes. Romans believes the heavily raed colt by Dynaformer has the experience and can win. "Hes overcome some adversity in some races which is important when you go in a 20 horse field like this, you know you're going to have to stop and start a couple of times. Hes proven he can handle that and he's plenty fit and the distance won't be a problem and that's half the battle going into the Derby."