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1 trainer, 4 chances to win Kentucky Derby

Updated: April 15, 2013, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Todd Pletcher's approach to the Kentucky Derby is simple: keep his best 3-year-olds from facing each other, win a bunch of big races around the country and then let them meet up in the starting gate at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May,

Once again, mission accomplished.

The nation's leading trainer is set to send out at least four of the 20 Derby starters on May 4 -- that's 20 percent of the field -- and likely will have the favorite in undefeated Verrazano, ...

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