Rock Your World is heading to the Kentucky Derby with a perfect 3-0 record after pulling off a massive upset at the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.
In the three-year-old's first career start on dirt, the John Sadler-trained colt finished four lengths ahead of both Bob Baffert entries as the famed trainer finished second and fourth with favorite Medina Spirit (5-2 odds) and Defunded (8-1), respectively.
Rock Your World (4-1) picks up 100 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings with Medina Spirit notching 40 points, third-place Dream Shake (7-2) earned 20 points and Defunded added 10 points.
Here's a look at the full results and payout from Saturday's main event at Santa Anita.
2021 Run Happy Santa Anita Derby Payouts
Win: Rock Your World ($12.40, $4.60, $3.40)
Place: Medina Spirit ($2.80, $2.20)
Show: Dream Shake ($2.80)
Sadler told the NBC broadcast after the race that he was avoiding dirt races in part to stay away from Baffert's contenders.
On Saturday, the two sides finally matched up with each other only for Rock Your World to easily brush past the race's top contender. Rock Your World took an early lead, opened up a two-length gap by the third turn and couldn't be caught by the time the pack reached the homestretch.
Baffert had last year's Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, John Velazquez, riding Medina Spirit, but there was little he could do even after getting a strong break out of the gate.
Instead, it's Sadler picking up his second-ever victory at the Santa Anita Derby.
Sadler last won the event with Sidney's Candy in 2010 only for his horse to finish 17th in that year's Kentucky Derby. He'll look to finish off what Sidney's Candy started at next month's Kentucky Derby more than a decade later.
Should Rock Your World pull off another upset in Louisville, he'll become the first Santa Anita Derby winner since Justify in 2018 to capture the Run for the Roses.