Always Dreaming captures Kentucky Derby title

Always Dreaming captures Kentucky Derby title
Posted at 11:55 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 17:15:35-04

(RNN) - Always Dreaming took home the Kentucky Derby title, becoming the record fifth straight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.

Always Dreaming spent most of Saturday as a 9-2 favorite, but was a co-favorite with Irish War Cry just before breaking from the post.

The win is the second Kentucky Derby victory for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Always Dreaming is 4-1-1 in six races and was sired by 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister. He was one of three horses in the race trained by Pletcher.

Longshots Looking at Lee (33-1) took second followed by Battle of Midway (40-1) in third.

Classic Empire finished fourth after going off at 6-1 odds as the co-third choice. Classic Empire started as the 4-1 favorite Friday, but by the end of day that 4-1 line was on Always Dreaming.

Thunder Snow was pulled up immediately after the start, but the reason why is not yet clear.

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