Valenzuela gets Derby mount

Updated: April 23, 2011, 11:31 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Jockey Patrick Valenzuela will ride Santa Anita Derby runner-up Comma to the Top in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, co-owner Gary Barber said at Hollywood Park on Saturday. The Kentucky Derby will be the first time that Valenzuela has ridden Comma to the Top.

The owner and jockey have a successful history together. Valenzuela rode Barber's Fast Parade to victory in the Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes and Becrux to a win in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in ...

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