Mike Battaglia has been setting Derby Odds since 1975 said this is one of his toughest derbies to set. He was quoted in the Sporting News as saying the Derby is usually between two horses, but this year as many as five could be considered the favorites. So far, the early money has been on Bodemeister. That should continue through post time.
Many attribute the post position as a key to winning the race. Hansel's trainer Dale Romans was very happy with his post position. "It’s a great post...one of the winningest posts in Derby history".
Here is a look at where the favorites for Saturday's 138th running of the Kentucky Derby are slotted.