Einstein and Gio Ponti are just two of several talented turf horses considering the Aug. 8 race.
Einstein, winner of Churchill’s Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT)
on Kentucky Derby Day May 2, was most recently third beaten only a
length in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) on the main track at the
Twin Spires oval June 13. However, in that effort the 7-year-old
bobbled early and then was checked and bumped repeatedly during
subsequent nightmarish traffic problems.