Hence, Conquest Mo Money Under Consideration For Additional Preps Before Kentucky Derby

The top two finishers from Sunday's G3 Sunland Derby, Hence and Conquest Mo Money, are both being pointed to the first Saturday in May, according to drf.com. Conquest Mo Money was not Triple Crown nominated, but his connections intend to pay the $200,000 late fee required to make him eligible. Both Hence and Conquest Mo Money's connections are considering an additional prep for the sophomore colts before the Kentucky Derby.

Hence, who won the Sunland Derby by 3 3/4 lengths for trainer Steve Asmussen, is owned and bred by Calumet Farm. Asmussen said he will discuss the options with Calumet's Brad Kelley, taking into account the way the son of Street Boss comes out of the race. If the connections decide that the late-developing colt needs an additional start, Hence is nominated to all the upcoming prep races.

Conquest Mo Money, meanwhile, may not have enough points to get into the starting gate for owners Tom and Sandra McKenna, as he is currently tied for 14th on the leaderboard with the 20 he earned in his runner-up finish at Sunland. Trainer Miguel Hernandez said that while he'd like to train up to the race, the son of Uncle Mo may need to start in the Arkansas Derby on April 15 to acquire the necessary points.

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