LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A.P. Indy, scratched from the Kentucky Derby on the morning of the race last Saturday, will work out at Churchill Downs Friday, and trainer Neil Drysdale has not ruled out the Preakness, the middle Triple Crown race, at Pimlico on May 16.
"Everything depends on the horse," Drysdale said Tuesday. "He will tell us. We'll know better after the workout."
A.P. Indy, a $2.9-million yearling owned by Japanese real estate developer Tomonori Tsurumaki, won the Santa Anita Derby and came to Louisville on a five-race winning streak. He would have been one of the Derby favorites behind Arazi but suffered a stone bruise on his left front foot Friday, and when the injury didn't respond to treatment, he was declared out of the race.
This was the longshot Derby, with Lil E. Tee winning at 16-1 and other outsiders, Casual Lies and Dance Floor, finishing second and third, respectively.
A.P. Indy had beaten Casual Lies in the Santa Anita Derby, and he outran Dance Floor last year while winning the Hollywood Futurity.