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Louisville Kentucky Derby favorite Forte clinched the 15th post in Saturday’s Run for the Roses. A Todd Pletcher-trained foal is heading for the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing in the United States.

After winning five consecutive 2,000m Classics at Churchill Downs, Forte has a 3-1 record in the 20-horse track. He rides Irad Ortiz Jr.

Another pretcher-trained horse, Tapit Trice, is the second favorite with a 5-1 record and is expected to break through Gate 5.

Brad Cox’s Angels of Empire is 8-1 and fancy third, jumping out of Gate 14.

Hall of Fame trainer Pletcher is looking to win his third Kentucky Derby after winning Super Saver in 2010 and Always Dreaming in 2017.

Barrier No. 1, without a Kentucky Derby-winning horse since Ferdinand in 1986, entered the Cox-trained gray Colt Hit Show.

Two chestnut foals, Dharma Sotokake (10 wins and 1 loss) trained by Hidetaka Otonashi and Continuea (50 wins and 1 loss) trained by Yoshito Yahagi, are also attracting attention. – Reuters The latest racing news as your favorite Forte expands in the Kentucky Derby

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