Updated on 04/18/2013 9:54AM

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

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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08chuang More than 1 year ago
this is my horse to win the derby. watch out
lfc1963 More than 1 year ago
Mike always amazes.Especially in this caliber race.But the winner is Orb with Rosario.He will tackle them late.The big V better gets to stepping because there will be a wall of finishers in here....
Jack More than 1 year ago
Wow, picking up Calvin, this horse has a great shot.. His turn of foot going ten wide in the La Derby was impressive! Just too much Derby magic on the back of a rapidly improving colt to ignore,,,
Honnimae More than 1 year ago
a Crazy Jock for a Crazy horse . I think Javier is scared of that Horse . Calvin is going to place him in a Ground saving Spot and Attempt to Pass only One Horse in the Stretch watch him on Supersaver he only passed one horse the others backed up and he had one horse to pass in the stretch.... Ching Ching. Him and Over. and Vijack. my keys
Tigerfan More than 1 year ago
Thought the winner of Ark derby was impressive even though the time was not..... Overanalyze moved up with that win with only Verrazano and Revolutionary to beat...
Steve Reed More than 1 year ago
Verrazano will "Gallop"
michael stapler More than 1 year ago
LOL... Here is your comment line on Verrazzano: Prompted pace, tired
Infinity More than 1 year ago
Jason Hart More than 1 year ago
JC had a butt kicking coming to him that day when he put several riders lives in danger.Calvin gave him what was needed and what has been done in jocks rooms since the beginning of time.
Infinity More than 1 year ago
BOREL just cost me 3-5 points on REVOLUTIONARY..THANKS ALOT.
Joe Rockhold More than 1 year ago
Futures. My win betting on Revolutionary was done months ago.
michael stapler More than 1 year ago
Revolutionary's slow starts are going to cost him 18.....Ha
Infinity More than 1 year ago
Palace is a tired colt...pass.
eduardrosar More than 1 year ago
I think Mike Smith was the best choice for REVOLUTIONARY.
Joe Rockhold More than 1 year ago
Agreed. I wonder if he was given a choice between the two?