Mick Ruis' Bolt d'Oro will now be pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard, according to drf.com. The 12th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby had been considered for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, but Ruis said he wants “the best for Bolt, as much as I would love to run in the Preakness.”
Earlier this week, Corey Nakatani was announced as the colt's partner in his next start. Bolt d'Oro has been based at Keeneland since the Kentucky Derby, during which he closely attended the pace of eventual winner Justify.
The last sophomore to win the Met Mile was Honour and Glory in 1996.
Read more at drf.com.
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