The undefeated Dortmund (Big Brown) will head to Churchill Downs for next month's Kentucky Derby (G1) as the possible favorite after another convincing victory at Santa Anita in Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1).
Despite bobbling at the start, Dortmund was sent to the lead by Martin Garcia from his inside post in the 1 1/8-mile fixture. After setting fractions of :22 2/5, :46 1/5, and 1:10 2/5, the brilliant chestnut responded to his rider's urgings at the top of the stretch and lengthened his lead 4 1/4 lengths at the wire. The final time over a fast track was 1:48 3/5.
Dortmund padded his already large collection of Kentucky Derby qualifying points with another 100 for this victory.
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