Should U S S Tinosa draw into the Derby field, Kent Desormeaux will ride him. An Ohio-bred son of Foxhound, U S S Tinosa has won three of 10 career starts with each of his wins coming in restricted stakes races. Most recently he finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).
Sham Stakes winner U S S Tinosa worked six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 at Bay Meadows Friday and will ship to Louisville Saturday ahead of a possible start in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Following his six-furlong work, the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee galloped out seven furlongs in 1:27. Russell Baze was in the irons for the work.