Don't Get Mad used a powerful sweeping move to surge to a seven-length win over 24-1 long shot Gallardo in the $113,100 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs.
The victory leaves owner B. Wayne Hughes with two legitimate Kentucky Derby contenders -- Don't Get Mad and Illinois Derby winner Greeley's Galaxy.
Hughes nominated Don't Get Mad for the Triple Crown and said if the colt won the Trial, he'd consider running him in next Saturday's Derby. Greeley's Galaxy would be a supplemental entry if Hughes pays a $200,000 fee.
The Derby is limited to 20 entries and currently, 21 horses are possible starters. Greeley's Galaxy, as a supplemental entry, would be the one left out.
Don't Get Mad covered the mile on the fast track in 1:36.16 and paid $7, $4.20 and $2.60 as the 5-2 second choice.