ARCADIA, Calif. – Comma to the Top, a close second to Midnight Interlude in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, may run in the Kentucky Derby on May 7 after all.
Last week, trainer Peter Miller said it was unlikely that Comma to the Top, a three-time stakes winner, would run in the Kentucky Derby, citing concern over the race distance of 1 1/4 miles. But after Comma to the Top’s narrow loss by a head in the Santa Anita Derby over 1 1/8 miles and the surprise third-place finish by 2010 2-year-old champion Uncle Mo in the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday, Miller said a start in the Kentucky Derby was possible.
“The way he ran and after Uncle Mo’s loss and everything else, I think we may need to re-evaluate and keep our options open,” Miller said. “I’ll discuss it with the owners.