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Go Greeley tops five-horse field in Grey

  • Go Greeley (WEG/Michael Burns Photography)

Only five colts and geldings will line up in Sunday's Grey (Can-G3) at Woodbine, and the winner of the 1 1/16-mile Polytrack contest will earn not only graded credit and the winner's share of the C$150,000 purse, but also 10 points toward a starting gate berth in the Kentucky Derby on the Road to the Kentucky Derby series.

Go Greeley (Horse Greeley) is looking to nab those points for himself as the John Ross trainee goes for his fourth consecutive victory. The dark bay juvenile has suffered just one loss so far, breaking his maiden by 3 3/4 lengths on May 19 prior to a tough-luck nose second in the July 7 Clarendon. Since then Go Greeley has added the Colin, Vandal and Simcoe to his resume.

Eurico Da Silva has been aboard for all of the colt's starts but followed Conquest Titan to Kentucky for Saturday's Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland, leaving the way clear for Gary Boulanger to pick up the mount.

Among those Go Greeley will face on Sunday are Matador (Malibu Moon), fourth in the Vandal and third behind Alcibiades (G1) hopeful My Conquestadory in the Summer (Can-G2) in his two career races thus far, and Give No Quarter (Tiz Wonderful), a devastating 22-length maiden winner at Presque Isle Downs on September 17.

Fellow maiden winners Big Bazinga (Bluegrass Cat) and Ami's Holiday (Harlan's Holiday) complete the field.

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.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

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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California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.