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Decision Expected Soon On Early Voting’s KY Derby Status

Early Voting winning the Withers for Chad Brown and Klaravich Stables

Klaravich Stables' Early Voting worked a half-mile under exercise rider Marino Garcia Saturday morning in :49.92 in company with Southern District over the Belmont Park dirt training track.

NYRA clockers caught the pair through splits of :13.80, :26.40, and out in 1:02.20.

The Gun Runner sophomore, who ranks 14th on the Kentucky Derby (G1) leaderboard with 50 points, has made all three career starts at Aqueduct, winning the Grade 3 Withers in February ahead of a runner-up effort last out in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial.

Southern District, a 4-year-old Union Rags colt also owned by Klaravich Stables, garnered a career-best 100 Beyer Speed Figure last out in a one-turn mile allowance score on February 5 at Aqueduct.

Brown said a decision will come soon on whether Early Voting will contest the Kentucky Derby (G1) on May 7 at Churchill Downs or wait for the Preakness (G1) on May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

“The work went fine. He worked easy. It was his first work back and he was moving well,” said Brown, who won the 2017 Preakness with Cloud Computing. “We haven't made any final decision yet on what we're doing in terms of the Derby, but I want to talk to Mr. Klarman about it this afternoon a little bit more.”

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