Borel + Super Saver=Pletcher’s First Derby Win

May 2nd, 2010 by John P. Wise Leave a reply »

One Great Season

It seemed like a no-brainer, really.

Whether you value a horse's bloodlines, his past finishes, or recent works on the local track, something about a Super Saver win in Saturday's Kentucky Derby 136 was an easy call.

Remember how you used to bet $2 across the board whenever Pat Day raced? You spent $6 to get $10.80 back, just so you could say you cashed in a winning ticket. Never mind the absence of value; you merely wanted to boast.

But that's what's starting to happen with jockey Calvin Borel, except there are actually some flavorful odds with him still. The increasingly popular Cajun raced to that rail early and rode it to his third Derby win in the last four events, much to the delight of a damp assembly of race fans at historic Churchill Downs.

Borel steered Street Sense to victory on a wet track in 2007, and Mine That Bird over the slop just last year. He's the first Derby jockey to win three of four.

As impressive as the feat is, the bigger story is trainer Todd Pletcher, whose first Derby win arrives after many disappointments.


Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.