Veteran Brass Hat edged clear of favorite Spice Route to win Saturday's $111,800 Louisville Handicap by a half-length at Churchill Downs.

The win gave two-time Kentucky Derby winner jockey Calvin Borel his fifth victory of the day and snapped the 8-year-old horse's 10-race losing streak. He covered the 1 1/2 miles on a firm turf course in 2:28.44.

Brass Hat, owned by Fred Bradley and trained by his son William "Buff" Bradley, paid $14, $4.80 and $3. Spice Route returned $2.60 and $2.10. Thabazimbi finished another 2 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $2.40 to show.

The victory was worth $66,546 and raised Brass Hat's career earnings to $1,892,360.