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Kentucky Derby 2015 Post Position Draw & Stat Sheets

HRS Kentucky Derby

Earlier today at Churchill Downs, the post position draw for the Run for the Roses was done.  There were some winners, and there were some losers.  One of the notable winners is Firing Line, who drew post 10.  This will help him lead the field (if he wants to go up front) or just stay right off the pace and avoid most, if not all, of the trouble.  American Pharoah who drew the 18 may not be in the best position coming from the outside, but the post shouldn’t hurt him as much as the horse to his outside, Upstart, who will need to really show his front running speed or get swallowed up early.  The 20 post went to deep closer Far Right.  Deep closers usually do well from the outside.  Ocho Ocho Ocho drew the rail and as a front runner, it won’t take every chance away from him, just most.  View him as you did Vicar’s In Trouble last year, a front runner on the rail.  Dortmund grabbed the 8 post which helps him to go right out in front and also avoid trouble.  International shipper Mubtaahij drew the 6 post, which will help him get in much better position early than he did in the UAE Derby where he was on the rail.  The favorite of course is American Pharoah at 5-2, followed by Dortmund at 3-1.

Here are the full post positions, jockey, and trainer information, and morning line odds:

  1. Ocho Ocho Ocho (Trujillo, Cassidy, 50-1)
  2. Carpe Diem (Velazquez, Pletcher, 8-1)
  3. Materiality (Castellano, Pletcher, 12-1)
  4. Tencendur (Franco, Weaver, 30-1)
  5. Danzig Moon (Leparoux, Casse, 30-1)
  6. Mubtaahij (Soumillon, de Kock, 20-1)
  7. El Kabeir (Borel, Terranova, 30-1)
  8. Dortmund (Garcia, Baffert, 3-1)
  9. Bolo (Bejarano, Gaines, 30-1)
  10. Firing Line (Stevens, Callaghan, 12-1)
  11. Stanford (Geroux, Pletcher, 30-1)
  12. International Star (Mena, Maker, 20-1)
  13. Itsaknockout (Saez, Pletcher, 30-1)
  14. Keen Ice (Desormeaux, Romans, 50-1)
  15. Frosted (Rosario, McLaughlin, 15-1)
  16. War Story (Talamo, Amoss, 50-1)
  17. Mr. Z (Vazquez, Lukas, 50-1)
  18. American Pharoah (Espinoza, Baffert, 5-2)
  19. Upstart (Ortiz, Violette, 15-1)
  20. Far Right (Smith, Moquett, 30-1)
  21. AE-Frammento (Nakatani, Zito, 50-1)
  22. AE-Tale of Verve (Hernandez, Stewart, 50-1)

Of course, as with every year, I publish my Kentucky Derby stat sheets to help you handicap the race.  At the bottom of the post are two images, page 1 and page 2.  Page 1 has the information of the horse, connections, sire, form, type of runner, and race history.  Page 2 has the notes.  I suggest printing the images out in order to look at them horizontally.  Once again, each line is for each horse.

Tomorrow, I will have my Kentucky Oaks picks, and then Friday I will have my Kentucky Derby picks as well as some nice tickets for you all to play.

Kentucky Derby 2015 Stat Sheet Page 1Kentucky Derby 2015 Stat Sheet Page 2



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