Churchill Downs' opening-day feature, the Derby Trial,
received a $100,000 purse boost and Grade 3 status for Saturday's 86th
running, and the one-mile event is relevant to the 2010 Kentucky Derby
(G1) picture due to the $120,000 now available to the winner in graded
earnings. Renamed The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial, the $200,000 event
honors Robert LaPenta's Grade 1-winning The Cliff's Edge, who was named
for the late Cliff Guilliams, a longtime chart caller, handicapper and
media personality on the Kentucky racing circuit.