The Kentucky Derby is only five days away. With all graded earnings sealed, the only movement in the field between now and the post position draw Wednesday afternoon will occur if a horse is withdrawn. As no one wants to wish ill on a horse, let's assume that the current top 20 will be the 20 going to the gate on Saturday.
While I don't usually focus so heavily on bloodlines, when it comes to the Kentucky Derby, it is essential. None of these horses have ever gone this far before (the longest prep race is 1-1/8 miles, while the Derby is 1-1/4), and the best estimation to how far a horse can go when he hasn't yet gone that far is its bloodlines.
I've included a video of each horse's best race. This means that for some horses, the same video will be posted.
With that said, here is my breakdown of the field with the anticipated betting line come Saturday:
(For updated odds that take into account the scratch of Toby's Corner, please click here.)