HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Overanalyze stormed down the home stretch to pull away and win the $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday.
The colt, trained by Todd Pletcher, trailed with a second group for much of the race before charging ahead after the final turn in the 1 1/8-mile race.
Overanalyze overcame the lead pack and held off Frac Daddy and Carve to earn Pletcher his third win in the Kentucky Derby prep race, his first since winning back-to-back Arkansas Derbies in 2000 and 2001.
Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Overanalyze paid $9.40, $5.60 and $4.60. Frac Daddy paid $16.80 and $11 for finishing second, while Carve paid $8.60 in third.
Pre-race favorite War Academy, trained by Bob Baffert, pulled up on the back stretch.