“I’m very excited. First time stretching out, so he was in uncharted waters. He answered that question very well. I’m very, very happy with his stretch out, absolutely. He fought hard. … I thought the horse gave it all he had. I was very, very proud of his effort.”

– Tony Dutrow, who conditions Virginia-bred A Little Warm who led almost every step of the $750,000 Louisiana Derby finishing second.

But when pressed about the colt running on the first Saturday in May, Dutrow also said, “It won’t be my decision. If it was, I would not go.”

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