2014 Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Morning Lines

by Horstradamus

posted on May 1, 2014 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

Derby weekend is here and the posts have been drawn. The 140th Run For The Roses is scheduled this Saturday, May 3rd at Churchill Downs at 6:24pm Eastern (TV: NBC).  California Chrome has four straight victories by a combined 24 lengths. He’s a speedster and he isn’t the only speed entered in this race. He drew the 5 post and is the 5-2 morning line favorite.

Other colts worth a look include:

Samraat won 5 straight in NY before being bested in the Wood Memorial by Wicked Strong.

Wildcat Red is another speedster who won 2 stakes at Gulfstream this winter and just missed in another.

Hoppertunity will try to break the curse of Apollo and win the Derby without racing as a 2 year old.

Danza, Pletcher’s colt who improved dramatically to win the Arkansas Derby at 41-1.

Pletcher's Danza checks out the Churchill surface on 4/26 (Photo: John C. Engelhardt)

Pletcher’s Danza checks out the Churchill surface on 4/26
(Photo: John C. Engelhardt)

Here is the full list of entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
1 Vicar’s In Trouble R. Napravnik M. Maker 30/1
2 Harry’s Holiday C. Lanerie M. Maker 50/1
3 Uncle Sigh I. Ortiz, Jr. G. Contessa 30/1
4 Danza J. Bravo T. Pletcher 10/1
5 California Chrome V. Espinoza A. Sherman 5/2
6 Samraat J. Ortiz R. Violette, Jr. 15/1
7 We Miss Artie J. Castellano T. Pletcher 50/1
8 General A Rod J. Rosario M. Maker 15/1
9 Vinceremos J. Rocco, Jr. T. Pletcher 30/1
10 Wildcat Red L. Saez J.Garoffalo 15/1
11 Hoppertunity M. Smith B. Baffert 6/1
12 Dance With Fate C. Nakatani P. Eurton 20/1
13 Chitu M. Garcia B. Baffert 20/1
14 Medal Count R. Albarado D. Romans 20/1
15 Tapiture R. Santana, Jr. S. Asmussen 15/1
16 Intense Holiday J. Velazquez T. Pletcher 12/1
17 Commanding Curve S. Bridgmohan D. Stewart 50/1
18 Candy Boy G. Stevens J. Sadler 20/1
19 Ride On Curlin C. Borel W. Gowan 15/1
20 Wicked Strong R. Maragh J. Jerkens 8/1
21 Pablo Del Monte (AE) J. Sanchez W. Ward 50/1


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