Marcelo Arenas, assistant to trainer Gary Contessa, said that TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial fifth-place finisher Uncle Sigh came out of the
race in good shape and could head to Kentucky to wait and see if he gets
into the Derby on points. With the top 20 guaranteed a slot in the
starting gate for the Run for the Roses, the Wounded Warrior stables'
color-bearer rests at No. 18 on the leaderboard with 24 points. However,
there are two 170-point races remaining: the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at
Oaklawn Park and the Grade 1 Blue Grass at Keeneland Race Course on
really lost the race when he came out of the gate slow," said Arenas.
"It's very disappointing, but Gary is considering bringing the horse to
Churchill Downs. If we get in, great. If not, there's other races, maybe
something like the Derby Trial [Grade 3, one mile, April 26]."
Sigh's loss marked the first time the Indian Charlie colt had been
worse than second in five starts, including two second-place finishes in
the Grade 3 Withers and Grade 3 Gotham to Wood runner-up Samraat.