Becerra also said that Alison Riley Futurity winner Sum Trick will ship back to Sunland Park on Monday to begin preparations for the $500,000 WinStar Derby on Mar. 30. The son of Favorite Trick began his career at the New Mexico oval, winning the Riley Allison by 4 1/2 lengths on Dec. 29. He was second in the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) to Kafwain on Feb. 1. He finished fifth in his last start, the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) on Mar. 1.
Trainer Rafael Becerra said that Great State Challenge Juvenile winner Crackup bled badly during his sixth-place effort in Saturday's El Camino Real Derby (gr. II) at Golden Gate Fields and has been declared from consideration for any of the Triple Crown races. The son of Distorted Humor was also reported to have bled slightly during his fourth-place finish in the Jan. 18 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. III). "He bled, so I'm going to give him a couple months off and send him to the farm," Becerra said. "There's no use in going on with him unless we can get him right again. It's the right thing to do for him, so that's what I'm going to do."