a Grade 3 winner who was eighth in the Kentucky Derby, has joined the
list of 3-year-olds who are probable for the Grade 1, $1.5 million
Belmont Stakes on June 7.
Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography
to running in the Derby, Medal Count won the Grade 3 Transylvania and
was second in the Grade 1 Blue Grass over Keeneland's Polytrack in
Count's] Derby was better than it looks," said Dale Romans, who trains
the son of Dynaformer for Spendthrift Farm. "He should have finished
third. He was going by [eventual third-place finisher] Danza when he got
knocked, and he's a nice horse who belongs. And history shows it will
be difficult for California Chrome."
Also expected to face Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome are Commanding Curve, Commissioner, Matterhorn, Matuszak, Ride On Curlin, Samraat, Tonalist, and Wicked Strong, according to NYRA stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes.
Kid Cruz is possible.