Kentucky Derby 2013: Best Horses No One Is Talking About

Charlie Potter@@Charlie_PotterContributor IIIMay 3, 2013

Charming Kitten could rise from the field and take home the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
Charming Kitten could rise from the field and take home the 2013 Kentucky Derby.Andy Lyons/Getty Images

With the post positions for the Kentucky Derby being released earlier today, everyone is talking about the early favorite, Verrazano, who is slotted at the No. 14 post position with 4-1 odds to win.

But who are the rest of the horses in the field that haven't gotten the same attention at Verrazano and the other favorites?

Here we break down the best horses no one is talking about at the Derby.

Charming Kitten

Charming Kitten is slotted at the No 15 post position, with 20-1 odds to claim victory. 

He is set in between the two favorites in the Derby, Verrazano and Orb, who is slotted at No. 16. But if he can jump out in front of the two bet drawers, he stands a chance of running for the roses.

It doesn't hurt that Charming Kitten's jockey, Edgar Prado, has already won the Derby once in his career. Prado was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 with more than 6,000 victories.

Normandy Invasion

Normandy Invasion is slotted at the No. 5 post position, with 9-1 odds to win.

Normandy Invasion possesses one of the better pedigrees to be victorious at the Derby, but the chatter is coming from the other stables.

But the odds are in his favor, and his pedigree is still the same. It is a combination of speed and stamina, which should benefit he and his jockey, Javier Castellano.

He could surprise a lot of people once the race gets underway on Saturday.


Mylute is slotted at the No. 6 post position, with 16-1 odds to win.

What's interesting about Mylute is his jockey is the only female in the field of 19.

Rosie Napravnik has won more than 1,500 races, and she became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2012.

All of the talk may not be about Mylute and his jockey right now, but if they cross the finish line first, their performance will be all the media—and everyone—will be talking about.


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