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Apr 29, 2011

Borel gains mount for Kentucky Derby


Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Calvin Borel will go after his third straight Kentucky Derby victory this year with another horse coming from New Mexico. Borel, who has won the Run for the Roses three of the last four years, will be aboard Sunland Derby winner Twice the Appeal.

The Louisiana-native won the 2010 Kentucky Derby aboard Super Saver one year after he guided 50-1 longhsot Mine That Bird to victory. Mine That Bird was coming out of a fourth-place finish in the 2009 Sunland Derby. Borel claimed his first Run for the Roses on Street Sense in 2007.

Twice the Appeal is trained by Jeff Bonde and owned by Edward Brown, Victor Flores and Henry Hernandez. Jockey Christian Santiago Reyes was on the colt for the Sunland victory after riding the horse just once last September. The colt has won three of 10 career starts for $449,920.

The Kentucky-bred colt was second in this year's Turf Paradise Derby in February prior to the March win as a 25-1 longshot.

Borel will be the ninth different jockey to ride Twice the Appeal. He could become the first jockey to ever win three straight Kentucky Derbies.

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