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2010 Arkansas Derby

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Decelerator wins the 2010 Instant Racing Stakes
Payton d'Oro wins the 2010 Instant Racing Stakes

Decelerator wins the 2010 Instant Racing Stakes at Oaklawn.

Vanessa Ng
The last stakes race of closing day is the $75,000 Instant Racing Stakes for 3-year-old fillies going 1 mile. Martha Washington Stakes winner Decelerator was sent off as the 7-10 favorite in the field of 7, exiting a fourth place finish in the Honeybee last out. Also in the field were 9-2 second choice Bell's Shoes, 6th in the Honeybee after finishing third in the Martha Washington, and 6-1 third choice Washington Bridge off a fourth place finish in an allowance last out.

Jockey Terry Thompson sent Decelerator to the lead early and she opened up a 1 1/2 length advantage through a quarter in 23.61 before being joined to her outside by Best Reward through a half in 47.91 and 3/4 in 1:13.14. Entering the stretch, Best Reward tired allowing Decelerator to continue to lead at the 1/8 pole. 14-1 Vertical Vision, 6th early, came out 4 wide into the lane and closed with a rush but Decelerator held her off late to win by a neck in 1:38.20. It was another length back to Bell's Shoes third.

Results chart from DRF

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