SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Bourbon Courage stormed back from as far back as eighth and distanced the field down the stretch to win Saturday’s $500,000 Super Derby by five lengths.
Ridden by jockey Leandro Goncalves, Bourbon Courage left the gate as the 5-2 second choice in the Grade II race at Louisiana Downs. He completed the 1 1-8-mile track in 1:51.40 and paid $7.20, $4 and $3.60.
Fly Lexis Fly finished second by a nose ahead of Master Rick to paid $6.40 and $5.80. Longshot Master Rick paid $13.60.
Favorite Blueskiesnrainbows, trained by Bob Baffert, led for more than the first half of the race before fading to seventh down the stretch.
Winning trainer Kellyn Gorder says Bourbon Courage could race next in the Remington Park Derby and Indiana Derby.