Horse racing roundup: Overanalyze storms

Overanalyze charged down the home stretch to pull away and win the $1 million Arkansas Derby in Hot Springs on Saturday by 4¼ lengths.

The colt, trained by Todd Pletcher, trailed with a second group for much of the race before charging ahead after the final turn in the 1-mile race.

Overanalyze overcame the lead pack and held off Frac Daddy and Carve to earn Pletcher his third win in the Kentucky Derby prep race, his first since winning back-to-back Arkansas Derbys in 2000 and 2001.


Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Overanalyze paid $9.40, $5.60, and $4.60. Frac Daddy paid $16.80 and $11 for finishing second, while Carve paid $8.60.

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Blue Grass Stakes — Java’s War edged Palace Malice by a neck to win the $750,000 race at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Java’s War trailed the field after starting from the fourth position, then came on in the backstretch.

Java’s War covered 1 mile in 1:50.27 and paid $11.20, $5.60, and $4. Palace Malice returned $6 and $4.60, and Charming Kitten paid $11.20.

T.J. Smith Stakes — Australian mare Black Caviar won the 25th straight race of her career, breaking out of a tight pack about 500 meters from the finish to win the 1,200-meter race by 2 lengths at Royal Randwick in Sydney.


Distaff Handicap — Cluster of Stars extended her undefeated streak to five, easily beating three rivals in the $190,000 race for fillies and mares at Aqueduct in New York.