Shanghai Bobby won’t run in Kentucky Derby

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby won’t run in next

month’s Kentucky Derby because his energy level isn’t where trainer

Todd Pletcher thinks it should be.

The colt finished fifth in the Florida Derby on March 30, and he

appeared to come out of the race in good shape.

But Pletcher said Monday that Shanghai Bobby will be given time

off to fully recover from last year’s campaign, when the colt was

undefeated as a 2-year-old.

The trainer says Shanghai Bobby will be sent to Payton Training

Center in Florida for some vacation.

Jack Wolf, managing partner of the colt’s owner Starlight

Racing, says it’s time to freshen up Shanghai Bobby and if all goes

well, point him toward a late summer or early fall return to the


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