Danza out of Belmont, Ride on Curlin gets new jockey

Danza out of Belmont, Ride on Curlin gets new jockey

Danza out of Belmont, Ride on Curlin gets new jockey

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by WHAS11

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Posted on May 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 6:25 PM

(WHAS11) -- One of the thought to be biggest challengers for California Chrome in the Belmont was Danza but he is now out of the Belmont according to trainer Todd Pletcher. 

Danza finished third in the Derby. They purposely held Danza out of the Preakness to point him to the Belmont but Pletcher doesn't think he's 100 percent after his work this past Sunday.

Another strong contender for California Chrome is Ride on Curlin who finished second in the Preakness. Ride on Curlin will go through another jockey change as John Velazquez will be on board for the Belmont, according to the Daily Racing Form.

Joel Rosario rode the colt in the Preakness but will ride Tonalist instead.
 

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