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Super Saver Wins Kentucky Derby

Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:13 PM

 


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jockey Calvin Borel steered Super Saver through the mud to win his third Kentucky Derby in four years. The win ended trainer Todd Pletcher's Derby drought.

Pletcher came into the race 0 for 24, but Borel put him in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs with a perfect ride along the rail and through the slop.

Super Saver covered the 1 1/4-miles in 2:04.45 as the second-choice behind favorite Lookin At Lucky. He paid $18, $8.80 and $6 to win.

Ice Box paid $11.20 and $8 after nipping Paddy O'Prado at the wire for second. Paddy O'Prado paid $7.40 to show.

Borel won a shocker last spring with 50-1 long shot Mine That Bird and took his first Derby in 2007 aboard Street Sense.

The rider nicknamed "Bo-rail" for his rail-hugging rides at his hometown track did it again. He stalked the leaders early then moved forward in the stretch to win going away.

Pletcher let out a whoop and slapped his hands together after his colt crossed the finish line, snapping a dubious skid that the Eclipse Award winning trainer was eager to end.

Lookin At Lucky started on the rail and finished sixth for three-time Derby winning trainer Bob Baffert.

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