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Kentucky Derby: Mystik Dan wins three-horse picture end by a nostril


Mystik Dan edged a three-horse picture end by a nostril to win the one hundred and fiftieth Kentucky Derby.

The 18-1 shot, ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr, received the thriller in entrance of 156,710 followers at Churchill Downs with Sierra Leone in second place and Without end Younger a nostril additional again.

It took a number of minutes for the stewards to verify the outcome.

“These have been the longest jiffy of my life,” stated Hernandez. “To see your quantity flash as much as win the Derby.

“I do not assume it is going to sink in for some time. It is like a dream come true.”

Pre-race favorite Fierceness was among the many early tempo setters however as they light Mystik Dan burst by way of on the within rail to take the lead on the flip for residence.

Sierra Leone and Without end Younger practically reeled him again in however Mystik Dan simply held on.

It was the tenth time the race had been determined by a nostril and the primary since 1996.

It was additionally the second win of the weekend for Hernandez Jr and coach Kenny McPeek, who additionally teamed up for victory within the Kentucky Oaks on Friday on Thorpedo Anna.

“For 3 weeks, I’ve felt like we have been going to win each races,” added McPeek.

“I am unable to let you know why. Each horses have been simple to cope with, the group has achieved such an incredible job daily. There’s been no drama.

“I simply imagine in mojo, in constructive vitality and we have had a whole lot of it.”

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