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Castellano made the right call

Updated: February 17, 2012, 11:39 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Union Rags was the best 2-year-old to race in 2011 and comes from a stable that has already shown it knows how to win the Kentucky Derby. It was no doubt difficult for Javier Castellano to inform trainer Michael Matz that he would not ride Union Rags in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream, but he made the right pick when selecting the Todd Pletcher-trained Algorithms.

Pletcher's strength and numbers are so overwhelming that a jockey and his agent would be insane to hop ...

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