Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Hold Me Back, winner of the Lane’s End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park in mid-March, is the third choice at 5-1. Trainer Bill Mott, who conditions the Giant's Causeway colt, has three Virginia Derby wins on his resume. Hold Me Back most recently ran in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), where he finished 12th after being bumped and squeezed at the start. He has been on the board in four of six lifetime starts and has earnings of $487,274. Kent Desormeaux will ride.