Nadal takes home impressive victory in Arkansas Derby (Div. 2)
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Nadal takes home impressive victory in Arkansas Derby (Div. 2)

Jack Pilgrimover 1 year


Article written by:Jack PilgrimJack Pilgrim
Photo: Twitter/@Lindsay_Givens
[caption id="attachment_297343" align="alignnone" width="900"] Photo: Twitter/@Lindsay_Givens[/caption] It was a Bob Baffert sweep at Oaklawn Park today. After the legendary trainer saw his horse, Charlatan, take home the Arkansas Derby Division I victory, Baffert also saw Nadal - the race two favorite - come away victorious in the Division II race. Coming in as a 5-2 favorite, Nadal finished with a final time of 1:48.34 to win by two-and-a-half lengths. As impressive as Charlatan's run was earlier this evening, Nadal - under jockey Joel Rosario - finished his Arkansas Derby run .15 seconds faster.  King Guillermo came in second, followed by Finnick the Fierce in third. A $1 double earned bettors $14.20, while a $1 exacta earned $10.70. A $.50 trifecta earned $122.90, and a $.10 superfecta earned $126.37. Here were the post positions and final odds going into race two:
  1. Finnick the Fierce (15-1)
  2. Saratogian (50-1)
  3. Storm the Court (6-1)
  4. King Guillermo (3-1)
  5. Nadal (5-2)
  6. Code Runner (50-1)
  7. Silver Prospector (10-1)
  8. Fast Enough (12-1)
  9. Taishan (15-1)
  10. Farmington Road (12-1)
  11. Wells Bayou (7-2)
You can watch the race in its entirety below: After being pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Derby is now scheduled to run Sept. 5.

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