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Curlin aims to defy 125-year-old Derby angle

Updated: April 17, 2007, 3:44 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

If you thought the Apollo mission ended in the 1970s after several trips to the moon, think again. By virtue of his runaway victory in the Arkansas Derby on Saturday at Oaklawn Park, Curlin emerged as the favorite for the May 5 Kentucky Derby, quite an accomplishment for a colt who had not even raced before Feb. 3. Now, a year after Barbaro ended one of the Derby's seemingly iron-clad handicapping angles, Curlin will try to smash another one that has lasted 125 years.

Not since Apollo in ...

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