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Kentucky Derby Hopeful Girvin Gets Feel for Keeneland's Main Track

April 23, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2017) – Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) and the top point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged twice around the main track next to a lead pony Sunday morning after the renovation break.

The track had been sealed for the first part of training Sunday but was opened when morning rains did not materialize.

After 9 a.m. ET, Girvin made his first appearance on the main track with Rosie Napravnik aboard after having trained the previous day on the all-weather training track.

“As long as the main track is good, we will train on it,” said trainer Joe Sharp, who had brought Girvin to Keeneland from the Trackside Training Center in Louisville to avoid potential sloppy track conditions from inclement weather that was forecast.

Sharp said he plans to work Girvin on Keeneland’s main track Monday at 8:30 a.m.