Kentucky Derby day wasn't kind to Pleasanton trainer Jeff Bonde as
Twice the Appeal finished 10th in the Run for the Roses, Smiling Tiger
endured a terrible trip in running sixth as the 5-to-2 favorite in the
Churchill Downs Stakes and Cambina had her three-race win streak ended
when she came home third as the 4-5 favorite in the Providencia Stakes
at Hollywood Park.
The day wasn't a total loss for Bonde, though, as Sway Away worked 6
furlongs in a fine 1:11.60 before the races Saturday at Churchill Downs
and is on track to run in the Preakness on May 21 at Pimlico.
Twice the Appeal was bet down from a 20-to-1 morning line to 11-to-1
by post time, with much of the support coming because his jockey, Calvin
Borel, is a Churchill Downs favorite who had won three of the previous
four Kentucky Derbies.