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COIN SILVER HEADING TO DERBY AFTER UPSET

Coin Silver pulled away in the stretch and won the Lexington Stakes on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher a third horse to run in the Kentucky Derby.

Rockport Harbor, trained by John Servis, who won last year's Derby with Smarty Jones, faded in the stretch and finished sixth as the 3-5 favorite. The loss will keep the 3-year-old colt out of the Derby in two weeks, Servis said.

Coin Silver ($28.80), a 13-1 choice in the seven-horse field, is the latest horse trained by Pletcher to earn a trip to Churchill Downs. Last week, Pletcher's Bandini won the Blue Grass Stakes and Flower Alley finished second in the Arkansas Derby.

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