The 20 horses and post positions for the Kentucky Derby were officially announced on Wednesday during a press conference. There was a random drawing conducted to determine the order.
According to OddsShark, Nyquist is the favorite with 3/1 odds. He has won his first seven races and is coming off an impressive win in the Florida Derby.
Nyquist will start out of post position 13.
Exaggerator is next in line at 8/1. Kent and Keith Desormeaux are looking to make history with Exaggerator by becoming the first jockey/trainer pair of brothers to win the Kentucky Derby. He will start in post 11.
Mohaymen and Gun Runner are tied for third in the odds at 10/1. Mohaymen was the favorite in the Florida Derby and had a disappointing fourth place showing at his home track. He will start in post 14 while Gun Runner will be in post 5.
Here’s a look at the official post positions and Morning Line odds courtesy of NBC Sports:
|1.||Trojan Nation (50-1)|
|4.||Mo Tom (20-1)|
|5.||Gun Runner (10-1)|
|6.||My Man Sam (20-1)|
|7.||Oscar Nominated (50-1)|
|12.||Tom’s Ready (30-1)|
|17.||Mor Spirit (12-1)|
|19.||Brody’s Cause (12-1)|
|20.||Danzing Candy (15-1)|