Kentucky Derby Favorites - 2018 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

In this years 144th Kentucky Derby, Justify will be the fan favorite, trained by Bob Baffert. Then we have Good Magic, Audible, My Boy Jack and Bolt d’Oro rounding out the top 5 Kentucky Derby Favorites according to the odds makers.

The rain is significant and we’ll see just how much this effects the track conditions.

The 2018 Kentucky Derby will have 20 horses racing from the starting gate. 14 in the main gate and the remaining 6 horses will leave from an extension.

The field of 20 horses received their post positions on Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, with Blended Citizen making the field as an “also eligible.”

Fan-favorite Audible, is in the fifth post, which historically has been extremely friendly to horses.

One of Todd Fletcher’s four horses in this race, Audible has had decent odds and probably the best chance of perhaps beating Justify on Saturday May 5th, 2018.

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Odds on all the horses at the top will continue to change as we get closer to race time.

According to CBS Sports Lone Sailor, the horse of late Saints’ owner Tom Benson drew the No. 8 post. Current Saints’ owner Gayle Benson will reportedly be in attendance to watch Lone Sailor between Pelicans playoff games.

Longtime Sports Radio and TV Personality Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg thinks Justify having post 7 position in the line up makes him the favorite for speed out of the gate telling everyone “there’s no speed around him… he’s going to have tactical speed.”

Mike Smith jockey on Justify will be in a great position to win.

Bolt d’Oro and Combatant are in Hank Golberg’s mind two horses that could finish 1 and 2 while Combatant has been set as a long shot at 50-1, in some places 75-1. Both are West Coast horses and start from the main gate.

Who’s your favorite horse to win?

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Updates After The 144th Kentucky Derby…

List of Odds On Horses Running In The Kentucky Derby, Their Starting Position & How They Finished:

POST HORSE ODDS // FINISHED
1 Firenze Fire 59-1 // F#11
2 Free Drop Billy 43-1 // F#16
3 Promises Fulfilled 47-1 // F#15
4 Flameaway 43-1 // F#13
5 Audible 6-1 // F#3
6 Good Magic 9-1 // F#2
7 Justify 3-1 // F#1
8 Lone Sailor 23-1 // F#8
9 Hofburg 27-1 // F#7
10 My Boy Jack 5-1 // F#5
11 Bolt d’Oro 8-1 // F#12
12 Enticed 54-1 // F#14
13 Bravazo 69-1 // F#6
14 Mendelssohn 7-1 // F#20
15 Instilled Regard 94-1 // F#4
16 Magnum Moon 13-1 // F#19
17 Solomini 66-1 // F#10
18 Vino Rosso 14-1 // F#9
19 Noble Indy 59-1 // F#17
20 Combatant 75-1 // F#18
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