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Forty Tales wins Derby Trial by a neck

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Forty Tales overtook pacesetter Zee Brothers in the deep stretch and held off stablemate Capo Bastone by a neck Saturday night in the Grade 3 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs.

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The win gives Forty Tales enough points to enter the Kentucky Derby next week, though trainer Todd Pletcher said the horse was ``very unlikely to wheel back in a week.''

Pletcher already trains five horses eligible for the May 4 race and could have a record six starters.

Joel Rosario rode Forty Tales, one of his five of the 11 winners on opening night of Churchill's spring meet - a day after concluding the spring meet at Keeneland with a record 38 wins.

Owned by Pernetti Racing Stable, Forty Tales ran the mile in 1:35.77 and paid $8.20, $4 and $3.20. Capo Bastone returned $5 and $4.20, and Ruler of Love paid $8.40 to show.

Forty Tales has three victories in five career starts.

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