Godolphin's Maxfield to Skip the Kentucky Derby

Trainer Brendan Walsh Pointing to Preakness


Godolphin's undefeated Maxfield worked a half-mile breeze at Palm Meadows continuing toward his three-year-old debut.

After scratching from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile G1 with a minor foot bruise, he returned to the work tab Feb. 17 and Walsh is doubtful there will be time to make the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby G1 on March 28 at Gulfstream Park, indicating that skipping the first leg of the triple crown in favor of the Preakness Stakes G1 at Pimlico Race Course is on the table.