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Ávila: "We will go straight to the Kentucky Derby"

The trainer Juan Carlos Ávila, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby, last Saturday with the King Guillermo horse, owned by Víctor Martínez, reported via Twitter that his ward will go directly to the 2.000 meters of the Kentucky Derby announced for Saturday May 2 in Churchill Downs, Louisville.

“King Guillermo will be resting this week at Sabana Farm and today Tuesday he will be back on track to prepare for that great commitment. Samy Camacho will continue on his temper at Churchill Downs, ”wrote the Venezuelan coach, who also won the Challenger Stakes with Trophy Chaser, led by Paco López, at the Tampa Bay Downs.

King Guillermo is a son of Uncle Mo in Slow Sand, by Dixieland Band, who with this victory, first on the sand court and second in his campaign of four performances, accumulates 50 points and enters the qualification for the Kentucky Derby next 2 of May.

The Dixieland Band's maternal grandson, raised in Kentucky, raised his earnings to $ 270.350 for the colors of Victoria's Ranch.

Juan Carlos Ávila, who has 43 victories in the United States, will try to become the second Venezuelan coach to write down his name at the top of the scoreboard of the also called Carrera de las Rosas, a feat accomplished by Juan Arias in the 1971 season with the unforgettable gunboat.

For his part, Samy Camacho, a rider who has shown capacity in the American ovals, was very happy with the victory and affirmed “Thank God, the stable team, Víctor Martínez and all the people who made this dream possible. Now to Churchill Downs. "

Camacho achieved three victories during the Tampa Bay Downs selective day.

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