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The Factor gets in Monday gallop

Updated: April 25, 2011, 3:36 PM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- With trainer Bob Baffert looking on, The Factor galloped Monday morning for the first time since his arrival at Churchill Downs on April 19 and for the first time since having minor throat surgery performed here last week.

Baffert confirmed Monday that The Factor underwent a myectomy following his seventh-place finish as the 4-5 favorite in the Arkansas Derby on April 16. A myectomy is a common operation performed on horses who flip their soft palate, making it hard ...

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