"But after the San Felipe, and how the race didn't unfold perfectly and we didn't get the results we wanted, I figured, you know what? I really need to start putting some energy into getting him to slow it down. "If you're going to experiment, this is the best time to do it," O'Neill added. "That's why they call these races preps. We've got to learn something now. Hopefully, what we've implemented will get the results we want to see in the Santa Anita Derby. That's the goal."
With 29 points in the bank for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 4, Goldencents is well positioned to make the cut of 20 starters under the new qualifying system. The Santa Anita Derby offers 100 points to the winner, 40 for second, 20 for third, and 10 for fourth.
Eight are currently listed as probable for the Santa Anita Derby: Flashback, Garrett Gomez; Hear the Ghost, Corey Nakatani; Goldencents, Kevin Krigger; Super Ninety Nine, Martin Garcia; Power Broker, Rafael Bejarano; Tiz a Minister, Joe Talamo; Storm Fighter, Gary Stevens; and Dirty Swagg, no rider.
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