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Vyjack's trainer puts his faith in jockey

Updated: May 2, 2013, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trainer Rudy Rodriguez placed his trust in jockey Garrett Gomez after Vyjack landed post No. 20, the far outside spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby.

Some trainers would map out elaborate schemes to compensate for the poor draw. Rodriguez, a former jockey and Vyjack's morning exercise rider, knows the best-laid plans are scrambled the moment the gate springs open on Saturday.

Rodriguez will put the race in the hands of Gomez, the nation's leading rider ...

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