Trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Gary Stevens teamed up on Saturday in the Louisiana Derby with Risen Star winner Bravazo, but a troubled trip proved costly, according to drf.com. Lukas had the Calumet-owned son of Awesome Again shipped back to his home base at Oaklawn Park, where he is scheduled to return to the track on Wednesday.
“He came out of the race in good order, real good,” said Lukas. “Our plans right now are to go straight to the Derby. We've got quite a big window of time here, so it's kind of a challenge to train the horse to go a mile and quarter – you know, I'm not Charlie Whittingham!”
Meanwhile, future plans for stablemate Sporting Chance are still up in the air, Lukas said. Though the son of Tiznow boasts a Grade 1 win on his resume, he has accumulated just two points toward the Kentucky Derby. Most recently, Sporting Chance finished fifth in the Rebel.
Read more at drf.com.
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