Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Morning Line Odds

Kentucky Derby

Justify drew post seven and was installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1). (Photo credit: Churchill Downs).

There was not much drama at the post position draw for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1), with Justify drawing the seven post and was installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite.

A field of 20 will line up with Blended Citizen standing by as an also-eligible in case there is a defection before Friday morning.

The Bob Baffert trained Justify is undefeated in three starts, winning the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in his last outing. The colt will have Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith aboard for the ride.

The UAE Derby (G2) winner Mendelssohn drew post 14 and is the second choice on the official morning line at 5-1. Ryan Moore is in to ride in his second Run for the Roses for trainer Aiden O’Brien, seeking his first Derby victory.

Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Magnum Moon drew post 16 and is the third choice at 6-1. Luis Saez will ride for trainer Todd Pletcher, who has three others in the field.

Audible (8-1) drew post five, Vino Rosso (12-1) drew post 18 and Noble Indy (30-1) drew post 19.

Santa Anita Derby runner up Bolt d’Oro (8-1) drew post 11 and last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champion Good Magic (12-1) will break from post six.

For the latest Kentucky Derby betting odds check out USRacing.

Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Morning Line Odds

#1 Firenze Fire

Odds: 50-1

Jockey: Paco Lopez

Trainer: Jason Servis

Record: 9-4-1-0

Earnings: $669,100

Last Race: 4th in Wood Memorial (G2)


#2 Free Drop Billy

Odds: 30-1

Jockey: Robby Albarado

Trainer: Dale Romans

Record: 8-2-3-2

Earnings: $625,220

Last Race: 3rd in Blue Grass (G2)


#3 Promises Fulfilled

Odds: 30-1

Jockey: Corey Lanerie

Trainer: Dale Romans

Record: 5-3-0-1

Earnings: $337,280

Last Race: 9th in the Florida Derby (G1)


#4 Flameaway

Odds: 30-1

Jockey: Jose Lezcano

Trainer: Mark Casse

Record: 9-5-2-0

Earnings: $704,834

Last Race: 2nd in Blue Grass (G2)


#5 Audible

Odds: 8-1

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Record: 5-4-0-1

Earnings: $882,920

Last Race: Won Florida Derby (G1)


#6 Good Magic

Odds: 12-1

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Trainer: Chad Brown


Earnings: $1,855,000

Last Race: Won Blue Grass (G2)


#7 Justify

Odds: 3-1

Jockey: Mike Smith

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Record: 3-3-0-0

Earnings: $666,000

Last Race: Won Santa Anita Derby (G1)


#8 Lone Sailor

Odds: 50-1

Jockey: James Graham

Trainer: Tom Amoss

Record: 8-1-3-1

Earnings: $334,237

Last Race: 2nd in Louisiana Derby (G2)


#9 Hofburg

Odds: 20-1

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Trainer: Bill Mott

Record: 3-1-1-0

Earnings: $227,950

Last Race: 2nd in Florida Derby (G1)


#10 My Boy Jack

Odds: 30-1

Jockey: Kent Desormeaux

Trainer: Keith Desormeaux

Record: 10-3-3-2

Earnings: $645,145

Last Race: Won Lexington (G3)


#11 Bolt d’Oro

Odds: 8-1

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Trainer: Mick Ruis

Record: 6-4-1-1

Earnings: $1,016,000

Last Race: 2nd in Santa Anita Derby (G1)


#12 Enticed

Odds: 30-1

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin

Record: 6-3-1-1

Earnings: $595,680

Last Race: 2nd in Wood Memorial (G2)


#13 Bravazo

Odds: 50-1

Jockey: Luis Contreras

Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas


Earnings: $436,528

Last Race: 8th in Louisiana Derby (G2)


#14 Mendelssohn

Odds: 5-1

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Trainer: Aiden O’Brien

Record: 7-4-1-0

Earnings: $1,961,137

Last Race: Won UAE Derby (G2)


#15 Instilled Regard

Odds: 50-1

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer

Record: 7-2-2-1

Earnings: $294,000

Last Race: 4th in Santa Anita Derby (G1)


#16 Magnum Moon

Odds: 6-1

Jockey: Luis Saez

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Record: 4-4-0-0

Earnings: $1,177,800

Last Race: Won Arkansas Derby (G1)


#17 Solomini

Odds: 30-1

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Record: 6-1-3-2

Earnings: $752,000

Last Race: 3rd in Arkansas Derby (G1)


#18 Vino Rosso

Odds: 12-1

Jockey: John Velazquez

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Record: 5-3-0-1

Earnings: $620,500

Last Race: Won Wood Memorial (G2)


#19 Noble Indy

Odds: 30-1

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Record: 4-3-0-1

Earnings: $691,600

Last Race: Won Louisiana Derby (G2)


#20 Combatant

Odds: 50-1

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Record: 7-1-3-1

Earnings: $388,550

Last Race: 4th in Arkansas Derby (G1)


#21 (AE) Blended Citizen

Odds: 50-1

Jockey: Kevin Frey

Trainer: Doug O’Neill

Record: 9-2-0-2

Earnings: $196,854

Last Race: 5th in the Blue Grass (G2)


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