2012 Kentucky Derby Post Draw: Who Got the Best Slots of the Field?

Christopher AmickCorrespondent IMay 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 28:  Bodemeister is riden on the track during the morning excercise session in preparation for the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 28, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The 2012 Kentucky Derby is only two days away, and the post position draw was yesterday. The best slots in the field seem evenly distributed between the favorites, which should make for an intriguing rendition of the fastest two minutes in sports.

It seems as if none of the favorites received a horrible post draw, but in a field of 20 horses anything can happen.

There is a premium placed on post position and the luck of the draw could play a huge part in the 138th Run for the Roses.


Gemologist- Post 15

Since the field was expanded to 20, two winners have come from post 15 and four have come from the 16th post. Gemologist has also been steady during his brief career and has won twice already at Churchill Downs.


Bodemeister- Post Six

He may only have four starts under his belt, but Bodemeister has the highest top speed of any colt in this field. He came into today as the odds-on favorite to win and if he can stay out of traffic early, Bodemeister has a legit chance to be in the winner's circle this Saturday.   


Union Rags- Post Four

Union Rags is one of the other favorites heading into this weekend and experts are saying he looks primed for a strong showing on Saturday. The draw at post four is not terrible, and Union Rags seems to be peaking at the correct time. Despite the fact that he rides in between two speedsters, consider Union Rags a worthy contender.


Hansen- Post 14

One of the speediest colts in the field drew favorably yesterday and will start in post 14. Hansen has had trouble with inside draws during his young career, and the fact that other sprinters are not close to him bodes well for him.