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Right here’s a have a look at the 20 horses entered within the 144th Kentucky Derby. Submit time is 6:46 p.m. ET Saturday (NBC). Odds from via Saturday morning. 

1. Firenze Fireplace (63-1)

Proprietor: Mr. Amore Strong

Instructor: Jason Servis

Jockey: Paco Lopez

Document: Four-1-Zero in 9 begins

Notable: Firenze Fireplace received 3 of his first 4 races as a 2-year-old ahead of completing 7th within the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

2. Loose Drop Billy (41-1)

Proprietor: Albaugh Circle of relatives Stables

Instructor: Dale Romans

Jockey: Robby Albarado

Document: 2-Three-2 in 8 begins

Notable: After profitable his maiden race at Churchill Downs closing June, Loose Drop Billy has competed in not anything however graded stakes. He was once 9th in November’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar.

Three. Guarantees Fulfilled (46-1)

Proprietor: Robert Baron

Instructor: Dale Romans

Jockey: Corey Lanerie

Document: Three-Zero-1 in 5 begins

Notable: Guarantees Fulfilled was once 9th in his closing race, the Florida Derby on March 31. The pony was once bought for $37,000 on the Keeneland September 2016 Yearling Sale.

Four. Flameaway (51-1)

Proprietor: John Oxley

Instructor: Mark Casse

Jockey: Jose Lezcano

Document: Five-2-Zero in 9 begins

Notable: With 9 occupation races, Flameaway might be one of the vital skilled horses within the box. He completed 6th in his best race at Churchill Downs, the Grade Three Iroquois closing September.

Five. Audible (6-1)

Homeowners: China Horse Membership World, Head of Plains Companions, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm

Instructor: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Document: Four-Zero-1 in 5 begins

Notable: Looking to take the similar trail as Pletcher’s 2017 Derby winner At all times Dreaming, who additionally entered after a victory within the Florida Derby. Audible received the Florida Derby by way of Three lengths over Hofburg.

6. Just right Magic (Eight-1)

Homeowners: E 5 Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables

Instructor: Chad Brown

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Document: 2-2-1 in 5 begins

Notable: Gained the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old juvenile male after profitable the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 11-1 odds closing November. In April received the Blue Grass by way of 11/2 lengths over Flameaway.

7. Justify (7-2)

Homeowners: China Horse Membership World, Head of Plains Companions, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm

Instructor: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Mike Smith

Document: Three-Zero-Zero in 3 begins

Notable: Justify will attempt to develop into the primary Derby winner since Apollo in 1882 who didn’t race as a 2-year-old. The pony received the Santa Anita Derby by way of Three lengths over Bolt d’Oro on April 7.

Eight. Lone Sailor (32-1)

Proprietor: G M B Racing

Instructor: Tom Amoss

Jockey: James Graham

Document: 1-Three-1 in 8 begins

Notes: Gayle Benson is the widow of Tom Benson, the previous proprietor of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. He died March 15.

Nine. Hofburg (25-1)

Proprietor: Juddmonte Farms

Instructor: Invoice Mott

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Document: 1-1-Zero in 3 begins

Notable: Given his relative inexperience and powerful stretch run within the Florida Derby, the place he completed 2nd, Hofburg is regarded as by way of many this yr’s wiseguy horse for the Derby.

10. My Boy Jack (Five-1)

Homeowners: Don’t Inform My Spouse Stables and Monomoy Stables

Instructor: Keith Desormeaux

Jockey: Kent Desormeaux

Document: Three-Three-2 in 10 begins

Notes: The Desormeauxs are the primary trainer-jockey sibling duo within the Derby since Randy (jockey) and Gerald (coach) Romero with Dixieland Warmth, who was once 12th in 1993.

11. Bolt d’Oro (Nine-1)

Proprietor/coach: Mick Ruis

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Document: Four-1-1 in six begins

Notes: Bolt d’Oro received his first 3 occupation begins and was once the favourite within the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile ahead of completing 3rd. He was once 2nd to Justify within the Santa Anita Derby on April 7.

12. Enticed (54-1)

Proprietor: Godolphin

Instructor: Kiaran McLaughlin

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

Document: Three-1-1 in six begins

Notable: McLaughlin mentioned Enticed deserved to win the Picket Memorial after some bumping down the stretch, however Vino Rosso was once held up because the winner after an inquiry and Enticed was once 2nd.

13. Bravazo (69-1)

Proprietor: Calumet Farm

Instructor: D. Wayne Lukas

Jockey: Luis Contreras

Document: Three-1-1 in 8 begins

Notes: Bravazo earned his spot within the Derby by way of profitable the Grade 2 Risen Celebrity on Feb. 17 at Oaklawn Park at 21-1 odds.

14. Mendelssohn (6-1)

Homeowners: Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier and Michael Tabor

Instructor: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Document: Four-1-Zero in seven begins

Notes: Mendelssohn was once the highest-priced American yearling of 2016, a
$Three million acquire on the Keeneland September 2016 Yearling Sale. He received the UAE Derby by way of 18 lengths on March 31.

15. Instilled Regard (99-1)

Proprietor: Oxo Equine

Instructor: Jerry Hollendorfer

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

Document: 2-2-1 in seven begins

Notes: Hollendorfer at the start declared Instilled Regard off the Derby path after his fourth-place end within the Santa Anita Derby however later reconsidered.

16. Magnum Moon (13-1)

Homeowners: Lawana and Robert Low

Instructor: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Luis Saez

Document: Four-Zero-Zero in 4 begins

Notable: His first race was once on Jan. 13, a 4½-length ranking at Gulfstream Park. He’ll attempt to develop into the primary Kentucky Derby winner who didn’t race as a 2-year-old since Apollo achieved the feat in 1882.

17. Solomini (64-1)

Proprietor: Zayat Stables, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith

Instructor: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Document: 1-Three-2 in six begins

Notable: Solomini will give Zayat Stables its first Derby starter since American Pharoah, who received the Triple Crown in 2015.

18. Vino Rosso (15-1)

Homeowners: Repole Strong and St. Elias Strong

Instructor: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

Document: Three-Zero-1 in 5 begins

Notes: Vino Rosso received the Picket Memorial by way of Three lengths over Enticed.

19. Noble Indy (54-1)

Homeowners: WinStar Farm and Repole Strong

Instructor: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Document: Three-Zero-1 in 4 begins

Notable: Noble Indy were given handed by way of Lone Sailor within the ultimate furlong of the Louisiana Derby ahead of fighting again alongside the rail to win.

20. Combatant (77-1)

Homeowners: Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing

Instructor: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Document: 1-Three-1 in seven begins

Notable: Submit positions were an issue for Combatant. He broke from the
No. Nine submit in a box of 9 for the Arkansas Derby and from No. 10 in a box of 10 for the Insurrection on March 17.


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