144th Kentucky Derby Field

TwinSpires Staff

May 1st, 2018


1   Firenze Fire   Jason Servis   Paco Lopez   50-1
2   Free Drop Billy   Dale Romans   Robby Albarado   30-1
3   Promises Fulfilled   Dale Romans   Corey Lanerie   30-1
4   Flameaway   Mark Casse   Jose Lezcano   30-1
5   Audible   Todd Pletcher   Javier Castellano   8-1
6   Good Magic   Chad Brown   Jose Ortiz   12-1
7   Justify   Bob Baffert   Mike Smith   3-1
8   Lone Sailor   Tom Amoss   James Graham   50-1
9   Hofburg   Bill Mott   Irad Ortiz Jr.   20-1
10   My Boy Jack   Keith Desormeaux   Kent Desormeaux   30-1
11   Bolt d'Oro   Mick Ruis   Victor Espinoza   8-1
12   Enticed   Kiaran McLaughlin   Junior Alvarado   30-1
13   Bravazo   D. Wayne Lukas   Luis Contreras   50-1
14   Mendelssohn   Aidan O'Brien   Ryan Moore   5-1
15   Instilled Regard   Jerry Hollendorfer   Drayden Van Dyke   50-1
16   Magnum Moon   Todd Pletcher   Luis Saez   6-1
17   Solomini   Bob Baffert   Flavien Prat   30-1
18   Vino Rosso   Todd Pletcher   John Velazquez   12-1
19   Noble Indy   Todd Pletcher   Florent Geroux   30-1
20   Combatant   Steve Asmussen   Ricardo Santana Jr.   50-1
AE   Blended Citizen   Doug O'Neill   Kyle Frey   50-1


Justify and Magnum Moon, both attempting to become the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) without having raced at two since Apollo in 1882, are two of the top three morning line choices in Saturday's 144th running of the 1 1/4-mile classic at Churchill Downs.

Justify, three-for-three including a victory in the Santa Anita Derby, arrived in Louisville Monday and is the 3-1 morning line favorite for four-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert.

Magnum Moon, unbeaten in four starts with scores in the Arkansas Derby (G1) and Rebel (G2), is one of four in the field for trainer Todd Pletcher. He's the 6-1 third choice on the morning line.

Second choice is Irish invader Mendelssohn, who captured the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at Del Mar last fall and the UAE Derby (G2) most recently for Aidan O'Brien. Mendelssohn seeks to become the first foreign-trained winner of the Derby since Canonero II scored for Venezuela in 1971.

Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible and the two leading juveniles from last season, champion Good Magic and Bolt d'Oro, are other leading lights in what many are considering the most anticipated edition of the Kentucky Derby in many years.

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