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Wooten Stables grad Upstart headed to Kentucky Derby
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Alto Racing’s Materiality battled even-money favorite Upstart through the stretch before registering a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) in just his third lifetime start in Gulfstream Park’s signature event. Upstart was developed in Camden by Frank and Daphne Wooten at Frank Wooten Stables for owner Ralph Evans and trainer Richard Violette. Longshot Jack Tripp took the early lead, showing the way around the first turn and along the backstretch while being stalked by Materiality and Upstart to his outside.