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Hansen puts himself in Kentucky Derby picture with Gotham win
Hansen puts himself in Kentucky Derby picture with Gotham win

Hansen, the almost all-white winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, put himself near the top of the list of Kentucky Derby favorites with an easy win in Saturday's Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.He beat a weak field but won with confidence and a hand ride down the stretch by Ramon Dominguez. In many ways it was a learning race for the 3-year-old colt. Breaking from the 12 post, he had to navigate a first turn by going six wide and then Dominguez rated him through the backstretch until the top of the stretch where he easily went to the lead.Hansen has mostly been a front-runner, but Saturday's race showed he has an ability to run a slightly different style. It was his fourth win in five...

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