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Mine That Bird claims shock Kentucky win

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  • Mine That Bird powers to surprise win in the 135th running of Kentucky Derby
  • Winner, available at 139-1 as gates opened, superbly ridden by Calvin Borel
  • Well-fancied Pioneerof The Nile finishes second with Musket Man taking third
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(CNN) -- Mine That Bird produced a huge shock as he streaked to victory in the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Mine That Bird comes home alone to claim a shock victory in the Kentucky Derby.

Mine That Bird comes home alone to claim a shock victory in the Kentucky Derby.

Trained by Bennie Woolley and ridden by Calvin Borel, the outsider shot through a gap on the rails in the home straight, putting the race to bed in a matter of strides.

The well-fancied Pioneerof The Nile looked perfectly poised rounding the home turn but had no answer as the winner shot clear. Musket Man was third for Irish-born trainer Derek Ryan.

Borel gave his mount -- available at 139-1 on Betfair as the gates opened -- a superb ride as he claimed his second Derby after Street Sense two years ago, coming from a mile back and slicing through the field.

It also completed a memorable two days for the jockey, after he also won the Kentucky Oaks in spectacular style on Rachel Alexandra.

Borel told reporters: "It's unbelievable. It's been a long road but it's paying off. He's done it for me today. I took him back and rode a Street Sense race. I got up the fence the whole way, had a good trip -- I got stopped once but after that he was awesome.

"I knew if I could find my way through he was going to do it. When I kept asking he kept getting closer. I got a gap and he went in there. I was a fair way back early, 20 lengths. I knew I had a lot of horse."

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