“Difficult’ But ‘Not Impossible’ For Virginia-Bred Greyvitos To Make Kentucky Derby

The following appeared in The Paulick Report January 3rd.

Remington Springboard Mile and G3 Bob Hope Stakes winner Greyvitos recently underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his knee, according to horseracingnation.com, but the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon may still be able to make the Kentucky Derby in May.

“It’s going to be difficult, but it’s not impossible,” trainer Adam Kitchingman said. “They were very, very small chips and were in a place where they came out nice and easy.”

Greyvitos (blue silks) heads to the finish in the $400,000 Springboard Mile Stakes December 17th at Remington. Photo by Dustin Orona.

Originally based at San Luis Rey Downs, Kitchingman will have to determine where he wants to train Greyvitos as the colt prepares to come back from surgery.

“We’re still planning on trying to make it to the Derby,” added Kitchingman. “Obviously we still need more pints and lots of things need to go right. It’s a step back, that’s for sure.”

Virginia-bred Greyvitos is shown in the winners circle after capturing the Bob Hope Stakes.

Read more at horseracingnation.com.