Derby Contender Profile: Shagaf

05/07/2016 03:12 PM

Post Position: 16
Morning Line Odds: 20-1
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Joel Rosario

Shagaf is a bay colt by Bernardini, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Muhaawara. Foaled on Feb. 5, 2013 in Kentucky. Shagaf was fifth in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct last time out, which was the first loss of his career.

Shagaf is owned by Shadwell Stable, trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Joel Rosario. Brown’s lone Kentucky Derby starter, Normandy Invasion, ran fourth in 2013. Jockey Joel Rosario is the winner of riding titles at Keeneland, Del Mar, Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. He won the 2013 Kentucky Derby on Orb, the 2014 Belmont Stakes on Tonalist and is a four-time Breeders’ Cup winner.

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