Assault Wins!

Start good from stall gate. Won driving; second and third the same. ASSAULT, forwardly placed and saving ground from the beginning, came through on the inside entering the stretch, quickly disposed of SPY SONG and drew out to win with little left. SPY SONG assumed command early, made the pace until reaching the stretch, then gave way to the winner, but continued resolutely to hold HAMPDEN. The latter raced in the middle of the track the entire trip, was pulled up sharply when his rider misjudged the finish, then came again when roused, but could not better his position. LORD BOSWELL, blocked near the upper turn, came again when clear but could not overcome the leaders. KNOCKDOWN forced the pace for a mile. ALAMOND on the outside for the drive, failed to rally under punishment. BOB MURPHY, also on the outside entering the stretch, could not threaten. PELLICLE raced evenly and had no excuse. PERFECT BAHRAM lacked the usual early speed and was never dangerous. RIPPEY could not keep up after displaying brief speed. JOBAR began slowly. DARK JUNGLE was through after six furlongs. ALWORTH was always far back. WITH PLEASURE tired badly. MARINE VICTORY was never a serious factor. WEE ADMIRAL has speed for a half, then gave way. KENDOR was overmatched.

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Trainer

Max Hirsch

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Jockey

Warren Mehrtens

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Breeder

King Ranch

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1925-1949

American Turf Association and Churchill Downs reign

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Kentucky Derby 72 Race Recap

Start good from stall gate. Won driving; second and third the same. ASSAULT, forwardly placed and saving ground from the beginning, came through on the inside entering the stretch, quickly disposed of SPY SONG and drew out to win with little left. SPY SONG assumed command early, made the pace until reaching the stretch, then gave way to the winner, but continued resolutely to hold HAMPDEN. The latter raced in the middle of the track the entire trip, was pulled up sharply when his rider misjudged the finish, then came again when roused, but could not better his position. LORD BOSWELL, blocked near the upper turn, came again when clear but could not overcome the leaders. KNOCKDOWN forced the pace for a mile. ALAMOND on the outside for the drive, failed to rally under punishment. BOB MURPHY, also on the outside entering the stretch, could not threaten. PELLICLE raced evenly and had no excuse. PERFECT BAHRAM lacked the usual early speed and was never dangerous. RIPPEY could not keep up after displaying brief speed. JOBAR began slowly. DARK JUNGLE was through after six furlongs. ALWORTH was always far back. WITH PLEASURE tired badly. MARINE VICTORY was never a serious factor. WEE ADMIRAL has speed for a half, then gave way. KENDOR was overmatched.