Trombetta Believes Independence Hall Is Still A Kentucky Derby Contender

Trombetta believes Independence Hall is still a Kentucky Derby contender. Independence Hall, a Michael Trombetta trained colt, got off to a perfect start. Winning his first four races, which made him one of the horses industry experts expected to be in contention for the Kentucky Derby.

Earlier this month, Independence Hall finished second in the Tampa Bay Downs’ Sam F. Davis Stakes. A G3 race. Resulting in some speculation that the horse won’t be able to keep up with the other Kentucky Derby contenders.

Despite the speculation about his horse, Trombetta isn’t paying a lot of attention to the critics. Also, believes his horse is still a favorite to win the Kentucky Derby.

“I haven’t been that lucky in my life to win every time,” Trombetta said Saturday with a laugh, adding that in regard to the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail, “We’re still in play. We’re doing good.”

Independence Hall made his return to the track for his first workout since the Sam F. Davis. Breezing a half mile in 50 seconds Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Michael Trombetta Not Counting Out Independence Hall

Trombetta Independence Hall

Trombetta said the multiple stakes-winning son of Constitution is “training very nicely.” It will be another work or two before partners meet to determine the next race target.

“There’s options, but we haven’t finalized any plans yet,” Trombetta said.

Even though he has won all but one of the races he has been entered in, Independence Hall will still need to win or place in a major prep to qualify for a spot at Churchill Downs.

The Tampa Bay Derby (G2) is scheduled for March 7. The bigger points races beginning with the March 21 Louisiana Derby (G1), and the final preps starting April 11 with the Arkansas Derby, a major points race and Keeneland’s Lexington (G3) also still on the schedule, Independence Hall will have plenty of opportunities to earn the points needed to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.

February 28, 2020 by : Posted in 2020 No Comments

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