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Goldencents, Itsmyluckyday jog at Churchill Downs

Monday - 4/29/2013, 11:46am  ET

Kentucky Derby hopeful Goldencents walks the shed row after making his first trip to the track for a walk at Churchill Downs, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

GARY GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Doug O'Neill's first full day at Churchill Downs already has him feeling like he could achieve something special in the Kentucky Derby.

Again.

Back at the track for the first time since winning last year's Derby with I'll Have Another, the trainer is thinking about winning another Run for the Roses.

And why not?

This time around, the trainer has Goldencents, who like I'll Have Another, comes into the Saturday's Derby off a victory in the Santa Anita Derby.

"It's great to be back," O'Neill said. "It's wonderful looking at the twin spires and dreaming of what could be coming on May 4."

Goldencents has O'Neill looking forward to Saturday, especially after the 3-year-old colt took his first jog around the track. A day after making the cross-country flight from California, the colt co-owned by Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino jogged a leisurely mile with exercise rider Jonny Garcia aboard. Jockey Kevin Krigger looked on.

"He looked great," O'Neill said before showers passed over the track following the jog. "We just had an easy day with him, but I was real happy with the way he looked, Jonny was happy with the way he felt. If all goes well, we'll gallop him tomorrow."

Goldencents had his last workout Thursday at Santa Anita, covering six furlongs in 1:16.20 at Santa Anita. Most notable about the workout was covering the final three furlongs in 36.00, boosting O'Neill's Derby outlook.

Goldencents has won two of three starts this year and totals four wins in six career races. After a fourth-place finish in the San Felipe Stakes, the colt rebounded with a 1
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