Outside Looking In: Instilled Regard ‘Good And Fit’ If He Can Make Derby Field

The connections of Instilled Regard are keeping their options open for a next start, and that still includes the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer told the Daily Racing Form he and owner Larry Best (OXO Equine) are hopeful a Derby spot might open up. Instilled Regard, a colt by Arch who sold for $1.05 million at OBS March last year, currently sits in 22nd place on the Kentucky Derby standings. Only 20 horses can make the field, so he would need a couple of defections.

“We have a horse that’s good and fit. He’ll have a good five-eighths work this weekend,” Hollendorfer said.

Instilled Regard was last seen finishing fourth, more than 10 lengths behind current Derby favorite Justify in the Santa Anita Derby. Hollendorfer said he believes the 1 1/4-mile distance of the Kentucky Derby would suit his colt well.

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