When the starting gates opened for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby Starlight Racing partners had two horses to cheer for!
Improbable, breaking from post position #5, stalked the leaders throughout the early, middle and later parts of the race but could do no better than 5th–placed 4th after the disqualification. He is pointed for the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes.
Cutting Humor, breaking from post #10 and with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith aboard, followed a wide trip into the first turn by an even wider trip in the second turn when the domino effect of Maximum Security’s ducking out sharply rippled all the way out to him. He still managed a 10th place finish (after the DQ).
Cutting Humor came out of the race showing some signs of unsoundness. He has been sent to WinStar Farm and will undergo further evaluation this week.
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