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Zedan Racing Stables’ Muth (c, 3, Good Magic–Hoppa, by Uncle Mo) turned back favored Timberlake (Into Mischief) in upper stretch and strode home an authoritative three-length winner of the GI Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park Saturday. The 2-1 shot prompted the pace of longshot Time for Truth (Omaha Beach) around the first bend, but Timberlake rushed up between rivals down the backstretch to take over as the half went up in :47.46. The two favorites moved in tandem on the far turn, but Muth easily put the GII Rebel S. winner away into the straight and sailed home a much-the-best winner. Just Steel (Justify) was second and Mystik Dan (Goldencents) was third. Timberlake faded to fourth. The time for the nine furlongs was 1:49.54.

A $2-million purchase at last year’s OBS March sale after bringing $190,000 at the 2022 Keeneland September sale, Muth was tabbed a ‘TDN Rising Star’ following an 8 3/4-length debut victory at Santa Anita last June. He was second in the GIII Best Pal S. before winning the GI American Pharoah S. and chased Fierceness (City of Light) home when a distant second in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He captured the Jan. 6 GII San Vicente S. in his lone previous start this year.

Lifetime Record: 6-4-2-0. O-Zedan Racing Stables. B-Don Alberto Corporation (Ky). T-Bob Baffert.

 

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