Kentucky Derby 2012: Horses You Are Better off Avoiding

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Kentucky Derby 2012: Horses You Are Better off Avoiding
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Union Rags and Julien Leparoux are one of the top choices in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.

With the Kentucky Derby's 20-horse field, it's easy to get hung up liking too many selections.

There are a lot of stellar horses from some of the best bloodlines in racing history, and all 20 horses are waiting to see just how much of their racing potential they can live up to. Now we just need to figure out which ones are going to outlast the rest and bring home some cheddar.

For the horses, there is no better way to build on a 3-year-old racing campaign than capturing the Kentucky Derby. Since Wednesday's post draw, odds have fluctuated and will continue to do so until the gate opens for the 138th edition of the Run for the Roses.

Regardless of odds, there are certain horses that will be cancerous to your wagers simply because they will not perform at the level they need to to compete on the dirt in Churchill Downs' 11th race.

Here are four of those horses I would stay away from while placing wagers: 

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