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Castellano picks his Derby mount

Updated: April 16, 2013, 4:21 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Bloodhorse

Jockey Javier Castellano has committed to ride Fox Hill Farms' Wood Memorial runner-up Normandy Invasion in the Kentucky Derby, leaving Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary open, agent Matt Muzikar confirmed April 11.

Castellano rode WinStar Farms' Revolutionary to victory in the Withers Stakes and Louisiana Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher. He rode the Chad Brown-trained Normandy Invasion for the first time in the Wood, finishing three-quarters of a length behind the undefeated Verrazano.

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