By BILL FINLEY
Published: April 17, 2005
With 34 horses in his barn nominated to the Triple Crown, it seemed that Todd Pletcher had to come up with a serious Kentucky Derby contender. But his strength-in-numbers approach had not been working. Entering Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, he had won one prep for the Kentucky Derby, and that came at the expense of a weak field in the Lane's End Stakes.