Midshipman puts himself in Kentucky Derby picture

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- Midshipman has stamped himself as the early favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Jockey Garrett Gomez earned his second win Saturday — and third of the two-day event — guiding Midshipman to a 1¼-length victory over Square Eddie on Saturday. They were the co-favorites at 7-2, although about $1,000 more was bet on Square Eddie.

Midshipman paid $9.20, $4.40 and $3.20. Square Eddie returned $5 and $3.80, while Street Hero was another half-length back in third and paid $4.40.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Midshipman ran 1 1-16 miles in 1:40.94, a stakes record on the new synthetic surface at Santa Anita.

It was Baffert's sixth Breeders' Cup win and his second in the Juvenile.

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