LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Sunland Derby winner Endorsement is out of the Kentucky Derby with an ankle injury and Interactif won't be entered.
The changes allow Backtalk and Make Music for Me to become part of a full 20-horse field when the post position draw takes place later Wednesday.
Trainer Shannon Ritter said she noticed the ankle injury after Endorsement walked off the track at Churchill Downs following a half-mile workout Wednesday morning. Trainer Todd Pletcher said Interactif is better suited for turf races and will bypass the Derby over a dirt track.
With preference given to the top 20 graded stakes earners, the changes allow for Backtalk and Make Music for Me to be eligible for the field.
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