Despite sitting only two spots outside of qualifying for the Kentucky Derby, trainer Asmussen says Bold Conquest will “probably not” elect to join the list of also-eligible entries for Wednesday’s post position draw.
I think the easy part about it for us is he’s stabled here, and this is the barn where he’ll be. If he doesn’t get in, we’ll just make the decision and continue to train. It’s like anything else. You work from the position we’re in…What we concern ourselves with is how he’s doing. We feel really good about how he came out of Arkansas. He was back on his feet this week. I thought he was a little flat last week, and then I thought he had a much better breeze today. That’s what you’re looking for and hoping to see.”