After a brief freshening at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., Louisiana
Derby (Grade II) winner Revolutionary
arrived at Churchill Downs shortly
after 11 a.m. EDT on Friday to be prepped for the 139th running of the
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI).
multiple graded stakes-winning 6-year-old Doubles Partner,
Revolutionary, ranked No. 4 on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented
by TwinSpires.com" Leaderboard, was bedded down in Stall 9 of Barn 34
for trainer Todd Pletcher.
"(Revolutionary) shipped well without
any problems and he looks great," said assistant trainer Whit Beckman,
who saddled Revolutionary for the Louisiana Derby. "We'll look at him
tomorrow (Saturday) and watch him gallop before planning a work.
thought the (Louisiana Derby) was ultra impressive. He broke
flat-footed, but then closed from the rear on a track no one was closing
on all day. I actually was watching (Palace Malice), but when I saw he
got stopped, I switched over to Revolutionary and saw he was making a
Revolutionary soon will be joined in the Pletcher
barn by Wood Memorial (GI) winner Verrazano
, who is scheduled to arrive
from New York on Sunday. Ranked No. 2 behind Orb on the Leaderboard,
Verrazano is expected to pass through the Churchill Downs stable gate at
approximately 5 p.m. EDT.Normandy Invasion
, runner-up in the
Wood and No. 11 on the Leaderboard, also is scheduled to be on the
Sunday flight from New York. He will be stabled in Barn 42 for trainer
Pletcher said earlier this week that he will be at
Keeneland on Saturday to saddle Charming Kitten
and Palace Malice
Toyota Blue Grass (GI) and expects to remain in Kentucky through the
First Saturday in May.
Scheduled to arrive at Churchill Downs on
Friday evening is Rose to Gold
, 4 ½-length winner of the Fantasy (GIII)
at Oaklawn Park on April 10. Ranked No. 2 on the "Road to the Kentucky
Oaks" Leaderboard behind Beholder, Rose to Gold will be stabled in Barn
43 for trainer Sal Santoro.