2021 Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Morning Line Odds
3-Year-Olds. Distance: 1 1/4-miles. Surface: Dirt. Purse: $3 Million
The post positions for the 2021 Kentucky Derby have been drawn, and undefeated morning-line favorite Essential Quality (2-1) will break from post 14 in the 20-horse field.
You already know who we like in the race, Hot Rod Charlie (8-1) has been our pick for over a month, and he’s been working superbly for two-time Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill. And how about this, Hot Rod Charlie arrived in Kentucky with 20-year-old long-retired multi-millionaire and Hall of Famer Lava Man, and the “Coach” accompanied Hot Rod Charlie to the track on his first morning at Churchill Downs. Just imagine the conversations those two must have!
Wagering opportunities and monster races abound on Derby Day, and we’re obviously hoping to make a score on one of the biggest racing days of the year. Our analysis of the Derby preps has been much better than average this year, and we’re hoping that translates into a windfall for us — and YOU! — on Derby Day, this Saturday, May 1, at Churchill Downs. Post positions, horses, jockeys, trainers, and morning-line odds follow below.
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Check back at Predictem.com on Thursday evening for our full analysis of the 147th Kentucky Derby.
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Kentucky Derby 147 Post Positions and Morning-Line Odds
Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Morning-Line Odds
- 1. Known Agenda, Irad Ortiz Jr., Todd Pletcher, 6-1
- 2. Like the King, Drayden Van Dyke, Wesley Ward, 50-1
- 3. Brooklyn Strong, Umberto Rispoli, Daniel Velazquez, 50-1
- 4. Keepmeinmind, David Cohen, Robertino Diodoro, 50-1
- 5. Sainthood, Corey Lanerie, Todd Pletcher, Corey Lanerie, 50-1
- 6. O Besos, Marcelino Pedroza, Greg Foley, 20-1
- 7. Mandaloun, Florent Geroux, Brad Cox, 15-1
- 8. Medina Spirit, John Velazquez, Bob Baffert,15-1
- 9. Hot Rod Charlie, Flavien Prat, Doug O’Neill, 8-1
- 10. Midnight Bourbon, Mike Smith, Steve Asmussen, 20-1
- 11. Dynamic One, Jose Ortiz, Todd Pletcher, 20-1
- 12. Helium, Julien Leparoux, Mark Casse, 50-1
- 13. Hidden Stash, Rafael Bejarano, Vicki Oliver, 50-1
- 14. Essential Quality, Luis Saez, Brad Cox, 2-1
- 15. Rock Your World, Joel Rosario, John Sadler, 5-1
- 16. King Fury, Brian Hernandez Jr., Kenny McPeek, 20-1
- 17. Highly Motivated, Javier Castellano, Chad Brown, 10-1
- 18. Super Stock, Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen, 30-1
- 19. Soup and Sandwich, Tyler Gaffalione, Mark Casse, 30-1
- 20. Bourbonic, Kendrick Carmouche, Todd Pletcher, 30-1
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