The winner of the Grade 3, $500,000 Illinois Derby will grab enough graded cash to make the starting gate in Kentucky Derby 2012 and morning line favorite Currency Swap tries two turns for the first time.
#4 Currency Swap (4-1), the 2011 G1 Hopeful winner,
recently returned from an injury and finished a distant 2nd behind G1
Wood Memorial favorite Gemologist. He has some distance influences on
the dam side (Pine Bluff) and looms a pace factor at the very least. He
could regress 2nd off the shelf and might not want to go this far at
less than ideal odds.