Rosario picks up Kentucky Derby ride on Rock Your World, bumps Rispoli

Rosario picks up Kentucky Derby ride on Rock Your World, bumps Rispoli
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On the same day his presumed ride Concert Tour was withdrawn from consideration for the 2021 Kentucky Derby, Joel Rosario found a replacement mount aboard Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Rock Your World

Rosario, who won the 2013 Kentucky Derby aboard Orb, will replace Umberto Rispoli in the irons, according to a social media post from Daily Racing Form's Steve Andersen.

Rispoli piloted Rock Your World to a win going a mile on turf in the Feb. 27 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita before scoring on the front-end in the Santa Anita Derby. Those efforts came after Rosario had rode Rock Your World to a debut win versus maidens on grass at Santa Anita on Jan. 1. The Candy Ride colt is a perfect 3-for-3 for trainer John Sadler and owners Hronis Racing and Talla Racing.  

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