Lone Star Sky Listed as 'Possible' for Derby

Trainer Tom Amoss said Tuesday morning that he and owner Buddy New are keeping their options open for Lone Star Sky to be thrown into the Kentucky Derby mix after the colt worked six furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:12 4/5.

On the track well before daylight, Lone Star Sky worked in fractions of :25 2/5, :37 4/5, :50 2/5, and 1:01 3/5 while galloping out seven furlongs in 1:26 1/5.

"He worked super," Amoss said of Lone Star Sky, who won the grade III Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill as a 2-year-old of 2002. "He has shown an affinity for this track and we want to see how he trains and to see if the complexion of the Derby changes over the next two weeks, as it sometimes does."

But to put lone Star Sky's chances of being in the Derby in perspective, Amoss said he would not be driving one of the courtesy vehicles that are provided to trainers of Derby horses.

A son of Conquistador Cielo, Lone Star Sky has won three of 10 career starts, with four placings and earnings of $480,735.