Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2009 Kentucky Derby Post Positions

The Derby post positions and morning line all came out today. Not surprisingly, I Want Revenge is the favorite on the heels of his breakout Wood Memorial performance. Dunkirk and Pioneerof the Nile are both posted at 4-1, and Friesan Fire is at 5-1. After that everyone is listed at 15-1 or higher, which makes the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta pools look enticing to say the least.

It's not a particularly courageous position, but I'm siding with the favorite; I was at Aqueduct for the Wood and I Want Revenge's performance was nothing short of astounding. Of course, the fact that his trainer was caught red-handed with a syringe in another horse's stall is cause for concern, but hey, that's why they call it gambling!

Here are the post positions and morning line odds for the Big Race:

1 - West Side Bernie (30/1)
2 - Musket Man (20/1)
3 - Mr. Hot Stuff (30/1)
4 - Advice (30/1)
5 - Hold Me Back (15/1)
6 - Frisean Fire (5/1)
7 - Papa Clem (20/1)
8 - Mine That Bird (50/1)
9 - Join In The Dance (50/1)
10 - Regal Ransom (30/1)
11 - Chocolate Candy (20/1)
12 - General Quarters (20/1)
13 - I Want Revenge (3/1)
14 - Atomic Rain (50/1)
15 - Dunkirk (4/1)
16 - Pioneerof The Nile (4/1)
17 - Summer Bird (50/1)
18 - Nowhere to Hide (50/1)
19 - Desert Party (15/1)
20 - Flying Private (50/1)