Kentucky Derby runner-up returns to training

New Orleans. LA ( – Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding
Curve, trained by Dallas Stewart, has returned to training after a five month

“He looks great,” Stewart said from Fair Grounds. “He got here two or three
weeks ago and was just shedrowing and tack-walking. I just recently started
him back jogging. He’ll do that for 10 days or two weeks before he starts
galloping again.”

Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Commanding Curve last broke from a starting
gate in the Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 23. He finished ninth behind V. E. Day
in the Mid-Summer Derby and was then given time off at WinStar Farm in

“There are no plans as far as racing yet. At this point he looks strong and
healthy,” Stewart said.

As a 3-year-old in 2014, Commanding Curve was sixth in Fair Grounds’ Risen
Star Stakes and third in the Louisiana Derby. He was 1 3/4 lengths behind
California Chrome as a 37-1 longshot in the Run for the Roses followed by a
ninth in the Belmont Stakes and fourth in the Jim Dandy.

Commanding Curve has earned $572,434 with one win, two seconds and two thirds
from 10 starts.