According to Daily Racing Form, Arkansas Derby winner Overanalyze has been retired from racing.
|Overanalyze won major stakes from six furlongs to 1 1/8 miles
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Trained by Todd Pletcher for Repole Stable, the bay colt was a front-running debut winner sprinting five furlongs at
Saratoga in August 2012, where he recorded a gaudy 101 BRIS Speed rating. He
took a significant step up in trip to seven furlongs for the Hopeful, but faded
to fourth after chasing the early pace.
Overanalyze rebounded with a vengeance when going last to first in the Futurity.
Regressing when third in the Iroquois at Churchill Downs, he next battled to a
photo-finish verdict in
the Remsen, where he appeared beaten in the stretch but fought back to nip
Kicking off his three-year-old season in the Gotham, Overanalyze could do no
better than fifth as the 8-5 favorite. But his up-and-down pattern held true
next time out in the Arkansas Derby, as he rallied to a 4 1/4-length triumph at
Overanalyze advanced to the Kentucky Derby, but ended up crossing the wire 11th
at Churchill Downs. He came
back in the Belmont Stakes, but did not fare much better finishing seventh. Overanalyze
took a nearly two-month break from the track before returning in the August 3 West
Virginia Derby, where he was a well-beaten third. Shortening up to seven
furlongs for the August 24 King's Bishop didn't help to recover his sparkle, and
he checked in fifth in his final career start.
"A special horse, a Grade 1 winner, another horse that got me to the Kentucky
Derby and Belmont Stakes," owner Mike Repole told DRF. "There aren't many horses
that can win a maiden race at Saratoga wire to wire and then win the Futurity
coming from last. He ran a real gutsy race in the Remsen when it looked like at
the eighth pole he was going to finish third."
The son of Dixie Union was a $380,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase
and finished his career with a record of 11-4-0-2 and $1,046,381 in lifetime
Stud plans have not yet been finalized.
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