"All of that is designed to make him a better passenger," Ward said. "(On) The flight out of here to New York for the Wood, they hit some pretty severe turbulence and it got him pretty upset. Every day when we paddock him over here at Churchill, he'll do everything fine. But when he would go to walk through the tunnel, he'd stop to look at that thing like, 'Oh, that might be an airplane.' So he's definitely got a little phobia about that."Meanwhile, trainer Steve Asmussen reported that Louisiana Derby winner Fifty Stars will be sidelined for at least 90 days following the discovery of a bone chip in his right front ankle after his ninth-place Derby finish. He said the Quiet American colt will undergo surgery "in the next 10 days" for the chip the colt apparently suffered in the Derby. "He walked fine after the race," said Asmussen. "But there was some inflammation. We took a look at it and there it was."Triple Crown Notes
Lone Star Derby winner Percy Hope is scheduled to depart Louisville for Baltimore on Wednesday, according to trainer Tony Reinstedler. The son of Ide, who skipped the Derby, is eligible for a $1-million bonus from Lone Star Park if he wins any of the Visa Triple Crown race... Trainer Dallas Stewart said there's a "slight chance" that Mary and Gary West's Dollar Bill could run in the Preakness. The son of Peaks and Valleys encountered major traffic problems in his15th-place Derby finish. Stewart said the colt came out of the race without any cuts or physical problems. "We'll just watch him closely and see what he tells us," said Stewart, estimating Dollar Bill's chances of running in the Preakness as "20 percent"...Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby also-rans Congaree (3rd) and favored Point Given (5th) walked on Tuesday.