Daily Racing Form reports that impressive Holy Bull S. (G3) winner DIALED IN (Mineshaft) will pass on Saturday's Fountain of Youth S. (G2), with trainer Nick Zito preferring to give the Kentucky Derby (G1) contender more time before his next start.
Zito will instead find another two-turn race for the unbeaten colt, who will still make the April 3 Florida Derby (G1) his final prep for the May 7 Run for the Roses.
In other Derby news on Monday:
Pin Oak Stable's homebred ALTERNATION (Distorted Humor), who swerved Monday's Southwest S. (G3), rallied to a 3 1/4-length victory in the 7TH race on the same Presidents' Day card at Oaklawn Park. Making his typical move on the far turn for Luis Quinonez, the Donnie Von Hemel trainee took charge down the lane and stayed on strongly to complete 1 1/16 miles in 1:45 1/5 on the fast track.
The dark bay sophomore was coming off a narrow allowance score over Elite Alex (Afleet Alex), the third-place finisher in the Southwest, and was sent off as the 8-5 choice in Monday's third-level allowance. Having won three straight since winding up third in his debut, Alternation has earned $65,004, and will now likely step up into stakes company himself.
Grade 1-placed stakes winner INDIAN WINTER (Indian Charlie), a late scratch from Sunday's San Vicente S. (G2) at Santa Anita, will be rerouted to Saturday's Turf Paradise Derby.
"This track was too speed-favoring for his style," Hollendorfer said of the rationale for skipping the San Vicente.
Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen, said there were "no plans yet" for Triple Crown candidates SILVER MEDALLION (Badge of Silver) and ASTROLOGY (A.P. Indy) as far as their next race.
"We haven't figured it out yet," Blasi said.
Grade 1-placed stakes scorer CLUBHOUSE RIDE (Candy Ride [Arg]), second to Tapizar (Tapit) in the Sham S. (G3) last time out, has been knocked off the Kentucky Derby trail.
Trainer Craig Lewis told Daily Racing Form that the chestnut sustained a hairline fracture to his right ankle, necessitating 45 days' rest.