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