Mo Town, the 3-2 favorite, faded to fifth in the Risen Star Stakes, leaving Girvin to pick up the 50 points in the Championship portion of the Kentucky Derby points standings.
Local Hero jumped to a huge six-length lead over Mo Town, who simply didn’t have the speed or stamina to go after the front runner. Meanwhile, Girvin stalked the leaders in the back of the pack before making his move in the middle of the field when the entrants turned for home.
Girvin took advantage of a tiring Local Hero to take the lead with ease, cruising to a two-length win over Untrapped, who closed quickly for second. Local Hero finished third.