04/16/2013 11:51AM

Kentucky Derby: Napravnik to ride Mylute

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Rosie Napravnik and Mylute come back from a 10 3/4-length allowance victory at Fair Grounds in December.

Rosie Napravnik will ride Mylute in the May 4 Kentucky Derby, according to a statement put out Tuesday by GoldMark Farm, which owns Mylute in partnership with Whisper Hill Farm.

"GoldMark Farm, LLC and Whisper Hill Farm, LLC are pleased to announce that Rosie Napravnik will be reunited with Mylute in the 2013 Kentucky Derby," the statement read. "Rosie was aboard Mylute for his latest victory and we feel fortunate to have her back. We would also like to give special thanks to Shaun Bridgmohan, as well as all of the other riders who have ridden Mylute, for their help in getting him to this point in his career."

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Mylute, trained by Tom Amoss, most recently finished second, under Bridgmohan, in the Louisiana Derby. Napravnik rode him one time, when he scored a 10 3/4-length victory in an allowance race at Fair Grounds on Dec. 26.

Napravnik is seeking to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. She became the first to win the Kentucky Oaks last year aboard Believe You Can. Her only Derby mount came in 2011, aboard Pants On Fire, who finished ninth. Napravnik is one of just six female riders to compete in the Derby.