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Awesome Act departs England for Gotham

AWESOME ACT (Awesome Again) is scheduled to arrive in New York early Wednesday morning for his engagement in Saturday's $250,000 Gotham S. (G3). The well-regarded colt left trainer Jeremy Noseda's grounds in Newmarket, England, on Tuesday, embarking on what his connections hope will be the first step toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 1.

"Awesome Act's performance in the Gotham is the key to how we move forward," Noseda explained.

A fast-finishing fourth when making his U.S. debut in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G2), Awesome Act was scheduled to travel back to America last week before being delayed by bad weather. He won't have much time to acclimate at Aqueduct.

"He had an easy breeze this morning and I'm hopeful this will set him straight as due to quarantine restrictions and his late arrival he will be unable to train prior to the race," Noseda said.

Julien Leparoux will pick up the mount in the 1 1/16-mile Gotham, which will serve as Awesome Act's dirt debut. The chestnut broke his maiden at Goodwood last October before recording a troubled ninth in the Dewhurst S. (Eng-G1) at Newmarket. If all goes well on Saturday, he's expected to receive his final Kentucky Derby prep in the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G1) on April 3.

California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

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Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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