PDI #7 Santiva: Looking beyond the Derby - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

PDI #7 Santiva: Looking beyond the Derby

Kentucky Derby contender Santiva will make only his second start of the year when he goes off as the likely favorite in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Saturday. 

But owner Tom Walters isn't invoking the “less is more” Derby training theory because for him, the Derby isn't the ultimate goal:

“Obviously, everyone would love to run in the Kentucky Derby. That's a dream,” Walters said. “But the most important thing we want to do is to do what is right for the horse.

The objective for him was never the Kentucky Derby. The objective for him is to have him around this summer, this fall and as a 4-year-old because we think he's going to be a better 4-year-old than he is now.”

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