Maiden winner for Include in first race after Derby

Churchill Downs, $48,000 1 1/16 miles

BETTERINCLUDEME trained by Todd Pletcher for Sassafras Racing was making his third start in front of the masses on Derby Day.  The sun had finally come out after multiple downpours and the half to Laura’s Pistolette (MGSW $545,710) was sent off at 4-1.  He trailed the field for the opening half, picked off horses on the turn and came out for the drive handing a 1 1/4 length defeat to Storm Cat colt Portobello Road.

Lifetime 3-1-1-0 $37,618.