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Breeders' Cup 2017

Derby Next for Devil May Care?

Glencrest Farm's Devil May Care, one of the top filly contenders for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is now being considered for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed April 20.

Pletcher said the daughter of Malibu Moon would have to show him that she is ready for the tall assignment of running against colts by shipping in well from Florida and turning in a strong work this weekend. Devil May Care was currently en route to Churchill Downs, Pletcher said.
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not enough seasoning as Medalia D'Oro, Tapit and Curlin discovered.
Pletcher announced this morning she will only be entered in the Derby on Sat not the Oaks.
DEVIL MAY CARE (USA) b. F, 2007 DP = 7-6-17-0-0 (30) DI = 2.53 CD = 0.67 - 5 Starts, 3 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $400,000. She's Derby material but I hope she stays in the Oaks.
That's really spineless of the Churchill racing office to let him do that. So basically, according to these rules, you could take any Oaks runner with decent earnings, supplement to the Derby, and start excluding horses left and right. Nice rules.
You might be right arazi. Latest quote from Pletcher regarding Devil May Care - “Actually, I checked with the racing office and we can enter her in both races. We’re aware of how that can affect other horses and we don’t want to be in the way of keeping horses out of either race, but on the other hand we’ve got to do right by our horse, too. You might have a case where she might draw the 20 (post position) in the Derby and the six in the Oaks and that would play into any decision. We’ll have to see.”
Interesting take arazi, could be the case.
I saw this coming a mile away. No, it's not enough for Pletcher to have 6 Derby contenders out of 20... when he can have 6 out of 19. Yes, next will come the talk of how they are not sure about Devi May Care, and then want to cross-enter her in both races. Ultimately, the plan will be to scratch and leave one less competitor on the sideline. Don't put it past these guys.

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