The Kentucky Derby Post position draw was held at 12PM EST this afternoon. Here is the field, and odds, for the 2010 Kentucky Derby:
1. Lookin At Lucky 3-1
2. Ice Box, 10-1
3. Noble's Promise, 12-1
4. Super Saver, 15-1
5. Line of David, 30-1
6. Stately Victor 30-1
7. American Lion, 30-1
8. Dean's Kitten, 50-1
9. Make Music For Me, 50-1
10. Paddy O'Prado,20-1
11. Devil May Care, 10-1
12. Conveyance, 12-1
13. Jackson Bend, 15-1
14. Mission Impazible, 20-1
15. Discreetly Mine 30-1
16. Awesome Act, 10-1
17. Dublin, 12-1
18. Backtalk, 50-1
19. Homeboykris 50-1
20. Sidney's Candy, 5-1
The favoured Lookin At Lucky is buried on the rail while speed favouring second-choice Sidney's Candy gets the furthest most post.
Backtalk and Make Music for me backed into the Derby field when Endorsement and Interactif pulled out of the Kentucky Derby at the last minute.
Sunland Derby winner Endorsement is out of the Kentucky Derby with an ankle injury and Interactif won't be entered.
The changes allow Backtalk and Make Music for Me to become part of a full 20-horse field when the post position draw takes place later Wednesday.
Trainer Shannon Ritter said she noticed the ankle injury after Endorsement walked off the track at Churchill Downs following a half-mile workout Wednesday morning. Trainer Todd Pletcher said Interactif is better suited for turf races and will bypass the Derby over a dirt track.
With preference given to the top 20 graded stakes earners, the changes allow for Backtalk and Make Music for Me to be eligible for the field.
You can watch workouts of of all the 2010 Kentucky Derby contenders by visiting the KentuckyDerby.com website.
As well, Andrew is offering full reviews of the 20 Kentucky Derby contenders in his Ontario Horse Racing blog.
I will make my own predictions here at TripleDeadHeat in Friday's blog.
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Night racing returns to Woodbine this evening. I would love to be in attendance but will instead be cheering on Toronto FC as they take on the Montreal Impact in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship competition. It's been a rough year for me as a footy fan as my beloved Liverpool are finishing up the track. Hopefully TFC will give me a reason to cheer this evening.
Tasty Temptation returns to the track on Friday afternoon in Woodbine's fourth race. the six and a half furlong sprint will see the Casse filly take on the tough Bear's Lightning. Also entered are Knocker, Holiday Girl, Flashy Got Even and Rashnaa. Please check out my post entitled Photo Essay: Graded Winners, Sunshine and Friendly Faces on the Woodbine Backstretch for photos of Tasty Tempation.
Tasty Temptation watches the morning workouts last week
In Queen's Plate contender news, Captain Canuck bulleted five furlongs in 1:00.20 handily on the Woodbine poly on April 28. The work ranked first of 44 for the day.
Other contender workouts include:
* Empire Rizing breezed 3F in 38.20 on the Woodbine poly on April 28. Rank 12/14
* D's Legend Storm worked 5F in 1:01.60 handily on the Woodbine poly on April 28. Rank 8/44
* Who We Gunna Call 4F in 49.20 on the Payson Park dirt on April 25. Rank 3/8
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