AP Sports Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Dullahan ran down Hansen in the final furlong to insert his own name among the Kentucky Derby favorites in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland.
Dullahan went off at 3-1 odds, running the 1 1/8th mile on the Polytrack in 1.47.94 under Kent Desormeaux to beat the near white colt that was the center of attention before the race for the wrong reasons when his tail was partially dyed blue on Saturday and later washed out.
Hansen went straight to the front from the No. 4 post, but Desormeaux positioned Dullahan outside a group of horses in the final stretch and finished impressively.
Dullahan paid $8.40, $3.60 and $3. Hansen, at 6-5 odds, returned $3 and $2.60 while Gung Ho, at 31-1 odds, returned $9.20.
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