KENTUCKY DERBY | Justify Enters Derby as Morning-Line Favorite

05/01/2018 05:05 PM

Kentucky Derby 144 held its post position draw on Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.

In addition to the post position drawing, Mike Battaglia introduced the morning-line odds for the race.

Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, enters the Kentucky Derby as the morning-line favorite with 3-1 odds. Justify will start from post position No. 7 on Saturday.

Here is a look at the field’s starting positions and morning-line odds:

1. Firenze Fire 50-1
2. Free Drop Billy 30-1
3. Promises Fulfilled 30-1
4. Flameaway 30-1
5. Audible 8-1
6. Good Magic 12-1
7. Justify 3-1
8. Lone Sailor 50-1
9. Hofburg 20-1
10. My Boy Jack 30-1
11. Bolt d’Oro 8-1
12. Enticed 30-1
13. Bravazo 50-1
14. Mendelssohn 5-1
15. Instilled Regard 50-1
16. Magnum Moon 6-1
17. Solomini 30-1
18. Vino Rosso 12-1
19. Noble Indy 30-1
20. Combatant 50-1

As one might expect, each trainer had a different opinion on the starting positions for his thoroughbred(s):

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff asked horse racing TV analyst, writer and handicapper Caton Bredar if there were any surprises at Tuesday morning’s Kentucky Derby 144 post position draw:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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