It feels like just yesterday that Orb came charging like a locomotive to win the Kentucky Derby. And here we are getting ready to do it yet again in 2014.
This is a competitive group of three-year-olds, but there is one, California Chrome, that is head and withers above this field. He's reminiscent of Big Brown in 2008 without the sliminess that came with Big Brown's connections (trainer Rick Dutrow and the ownership group IEAH).
Ahead, you'll find the latest odds, as provided by Odds Shark, and a breakdown of how the 20 horses will perform. Now, these predictions can change based on post position. If California Chrome draws Post 1, that will greatly affect his chances. Seeing as we won't know until Wednesday where these horses will break, all we can do is speculate and predict based on their past performances.
Independent of post position, here are the 20 horses and how they're expected to perform Saturday.
This slideshow was updated to reflect the defection of Ring Weekend who suffered a fever. The scratch allowed Commanding Curve entry to the race.
Also, the odds have also been updated on April 28 courtesy of Odds Shark.