Setsuko to run on turf, not Derby

Updated: April 25, 2010, 3:49 AM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Setsuko will run at Churchill Downs this weekend, but not in the race that trainer Richard Mandella would prefer.

With Setsuko too far down the list on graded stakes earnings to be assured a place in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Mandella will use Friday's $175,000 American Turf Stakes over 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds as a consolation.

Second in the Santa Anita Derby on April 3, Setsuko was second in an optional claimer over 1 1/8 miles of turf at Santa Anita on Jan. 27, his only ...

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