Kentucky Derby 2012: Post Positions, Odds and Predictions for Every Horse

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Kentucky Derby 2012: Post Positions, Odds and Predictions for Every Horse
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There's no clear-cut favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby, so you're best off just flipping a coin to make your prediction about which horse will take the cake. 

Well, not exactly. But among odds-on favorite Bodemeister, Union Rags, Gemologist and Dullahan, you're bound to find your winner somewhere. 

Derby oddsmaker Mike Battaglia set the odds after Wednesday's post drawing and in an interview with USA Today, even seemed torn about whether to deem Bodemeister or Union Rags the favorite. In the end, he gave Bodemeister the edge because he was fortunate enough to draw post position No. 6 while Union Rags drew No. 4. 

Since 1975, however, only seven favorites have trotted away from Churchill Downs with the jackpot, so who knows? You might be better off picking a wild card—Daddy Nose Best, perhaps. 

In preparation for this year's Derby, which kicks off at 6:24 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC, here is a breakdown of all 20 horses who will be running the mile-and-a-quarter track—and predictions for where they'll finish.

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