Wednesday, April 28, 2010

2010 Kentucky Derby Field Post Positions (Why Endorsement Why?)

The Derby field is set, but this blog was crushed with the withdrawal this morning of Endorsement with an injury. Hopefully all goes well with his planned surgery tomorrow and comes back with better than ever.

Here's the field:
1Lookin At LuckyGarrett GomezBob Baffert3-1
2Ice BoxJose LezcanoNick Zito10-1
3Noble's PromiseWillie MartinezKen McPeek12-1
4Super SaverCalvin BorelTodd Pletcher15-1
5Line of DavidRafael BejaranoJohn Sadler30-1
6Stately VictorAlan GarciaMike Maker30-1
7American LionDavid FloresEoin Harty30-1
8Dean's KittenRobby AlbaradoMike Maker50-1
9Make Music For MeJoel RosarioAlexis Barba50-1
10Paddy O'PradoKent DesormeauxDale Romans20-1
11Devil May CareJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher10-1
12ConveyanceMartin GarciaBob Baffert12-1
13Jackson BendMike SmithNick Zito15-1
14Mission ImpazibleRajiv MaraghTodd Pletcher20-1
15Discreetly MineJavier CastellanoTodd Pletcher30-1
16Awesome ActJulien LeparouxJeremy Noseda10-1
17DublinTerry ThompsonD. Wayne Lukas12-1
18BacktalkMiguel MenaTom Amoss50-1
19HomeboykrisRamon DominguezRichard Dutrow50-1
20Sidney's CandyJoe TalamoJohn Sadler5-1

The worst of the draw goes to Sidney's Candy who out in post 20, and Lookin At Lucky, who clearly was improperly named as he draws the rail. Super Saver has drawn perfectly for him, as he will be able to sit right behind the speed while easily being able to drop down onto the rail. Sidney's Candy will have to work to get into a stalking position, with the unknown quantity of Homeboykris next to him. The other speed is split up throughout the middle of the gate, so any horse who has the misfortune to draw between them, say Stately Victor, might be pinched back out of the gate with American Lion and Line of David going for the lead.

With Endorsement out, this blog needs to go back to the drawing board. Be back soon with analysis of every stake at Churchill on Oaks day.

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