By BETH HARRIS
AP Racing Writer
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ I'll Have Another fell through the cracks in the sales ring, going for $35,000. He was a 43-1 shot before winning the Robert Lewis Stakes in February.
The colt with the catchy name won't be overlooked any longer after winning the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby by a nose Saturday and positioning himself as one of the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby next month.
"It's just kind of sinking in right now," owner Paul Reddam said. "These things don't happen too often so I just want to savor it."
I'll Have Another edged 9-10 favorite Creative Cause in his return from a two-month layoff after winning the Lewis at Santa Anita. Sent off at 4-1 odds, I'll Have Another ran 1 1-8 miles in 1:47.88 under Mario Gutierrez in front of 33,166 fans in the West's leading prep for the Kentucky Derby.
"It's indescribable," said Gutierrez, a 25-year-old from Mexico who previously rode in Vancouver, British Columbia. "I never expected this."