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Santa Anita Derby field down to nine

Updated: April 8, 2011, 10:18 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- The Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday took a one-two punch this week when Premier Pegasus, the favorite, and top contender Jaycito were withdrawn.

The complexion of the race changed dramatically Thursday afternoon when it was announced that Premier Pegasus, the runaway winner of last month's San Felipe Stakes and the 8-5 favorite for the Santa Anita Derby, would miss the race with a hairline fracture of the cannon bone in his left front leg, according ...

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