We've gone through only three horses thus far, and that leaves us with the most intriguing plays in the field.
Those worth playing for a potential win, or as a sweeteners in an exacta, trifecta or superfecta box, include:
- Dullahan: 8-1
- Hansen: 10-1
- Take Charge Indy: 10-1
- Creative Cause: 12-1
- I'll Have Another: 12-1
Dullahan drew the fifth post between the two favorites and will have his work cut out for him. He's a talented horse with the potential to land in the money, but he's 0-3 running at Churchill Downs.
Hansen is arguably the best bet in the entire field. At 10-1, the nearly white colt breaks from the 14th post, meaning he also has room to maneuver due to a break in the gates. He's fast enough to run with the pacesetter if he wants to and is talented enough to win.
Take Charge Indy has Calvin Borel in the saddle, and he's running near the rail—that's all you need to know. His payout will continue to drop.
Creative Cause has a lot to deal with, running just inside of Trinniberg from the eighth post. He's worth considering, but he could get drawn into speed before he's ready to go.
And finally, I'll Have Another breaks from the 19th post, but it shouldn't affect him any. He's well clear of the pacesetter, and that works perfectly for him as he'll charge from behind. At 12-1, the horse offers a great price.