Rescheduled Arkansas Derby Could Be An Option For Wells Bayou

by | 03.22.2020 | 8:13pm
3/21/2020 - Wells Bayou with Florent Geroux aboard captures the 107th running of the $1,000,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

Louisiana Derby winner Wells Bayou exited Saturday's race in good condition, the Fair Grounds' leading trainer Brad Cox told on Sunday. The 3-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with his victory, the Run for the Roses has been delayed until Sept. 5.

One option for the colt's next start could be the G1 Arkansas Derby, rescheduled for Saturday, May 2 at Oaklawn Park in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. That race also offers 100 points to the winner, though the purse has been decreased from $1 million to $750,000.

“Everything seems hour to hour right now,” Cox said. “That race could be an option. It's either that or who knows what.”


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