Updated on 04/18/2013 9:54AM

Kentucky Derby: Borel on Revolutionary, Smith to ride Palace Malice

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Barbara D. Livingston
Palace Malice will be ridden by Mike Smith in the Kentucky Derby.

Calvin Borel will ride Revolutionary and Mike Smith has picked up the mount on Palace Malice in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday.

Revolutionary won the Louisiana Derby with Javier Castellano, who since has chosen to ride Normandy Invasion in the Derby.

Borel, Pletcher, and Revolutionary's owner – WinStar Farm – teamed to win the Derby in 2010 with Super Saver.

Borel is a three-time Derby winner.

Palace Malice finished second Saturday in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. He was ridden that day by Garrett Gomez, who is committed to ride Vyjack in the Derby.

Smith, who won the Derby in 2005 with Giacomo, was in need of a mount after War Academy, favored in the Arkansas Derby on Saturday, was eased.

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