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Blue Grass next for Java's War

Updated: March 19, 2013, 8:20 PM ET
By Steve Haskin | Bloodhorse

Tampa Bay Derby runner-up Java's War, who was being seriously considered for the UAE Derby March 30, will stay home and point instead for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Apr. 13, trainer Kenny McPeek said during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference March 19.

Java's War, owned and bred by Charles Fipke, turned in a huge run from last in the field of nine at Tampa to be beaten three lengths by the 2-5 favorite Verrazano, while finishing 4 1/4 lengths ahead ...

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