Sup[erSaver3They don’t call him “Bo Rail” for nothing. Today, Calvin Borel sent Super Saver straight up the rail to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths. It was the thid Derby¬†win in four years for Borel, who won in 2007 on Street Sense and claimed last year’s Run for the Roses aboard 50-1 shot Mine That Bird under similar conditions – on a sloppy track and straight up the rail.

“It was a perfect trip,” said Borel, who added that trainer Todd Pletcher’s only pre-race advice was to “ride him like you own him.”

Ice Box, trained by Nick Zito and ridden by Jose Lezcano, running nineteenth out of 20 on the backside, came from off a pace that flashed 46-flat at the half to finish second; longshot Paddy O’Prado placed third.

Installed at 15 -1 on the morning line, Super Saver went off as the 8-1 second-favorite to Lookin at Lucky at 6-1 and gave Pletcher his first Kentucky Derby win after 24 unsuccessful starts. It was also the first win for Texans Kenny Trout and Mike Casner, owners of WinStar Farm, which bred Super Saver out of a full sister to their stallion Bluegrass Cat, runnerup to Barbaro in the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

Borel, who rode Rachel Alexander to win last year’s Preakness, predicted immediately following today’s ride, “I’m going to win the Triple Crown on this horse – he’s the one.”

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