California Chrome will start the PA Derby from the inside post.
Bensalem, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, will become the first Run for the Roses champ to start in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby as he leads a field of eight into Saturday's 1 1/8-mile race at Parx Racing.
The 3-year-old colt, owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, has been away from the races since finishing in a dead heat for fourth in the Belmont Stakes on June 7 while working steadily at Los Alamitos in California.
Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome will start the PA Derby from the inside post as the even-money morning line favorite with his regular jockey Victor Espinoza.