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Outwork wins Wood, gives Repole-Pletcher Derby contender

After Outwork outran a huge long shot to win the $1 million Wood Memorial, the usually business-like Todd Pletcher was all smiles.

And why not? Not only does he have another up-and-coming 3-year-old for the Kentucky Derby in four weeks, he'll be teaming with one of his favorite owners, the always upbeat Mike Repole.

"He's so young. He's only getting better," Repole said about Outwork. "Thank God the wire came up because another jump, he probably wouldn't have made it."

Outwork won by a head over 81-1 long shot Trojan Nation and earned 100 Derby qualifying points. Trojan Nation, winless in six starts, earned 40 points to qualify for a Derby...