Kentucky Derby Draw: California Chrome Draws No. 5 Spot, Is 5-2 Favorite

1398898960_caliCalifornia Chrome, the early 5-2 favorite, drew the No. 5 post as the field for the 140th Kentucky Derby was revealed Wednesday.

The Santa Anita Derby and San Felipe Stakes winner is trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman, who could become the oldest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby. Eight horses have won from the No. 5 post, most recently Funny Cide in 2013.

Hopportunity, the second choice in the 20-horse field, drew the No. 11 post, and Wicked Strong, the horse named for last year’s Boston Marathon bombing victims, was named the 8-1 third choice after drawing the No. 20 post.

Check out the full Kentucky Derby field, with odds.

1. Vicar’s in Trouble (30-1)
2. Harry’s Holiday (50-1)
3. Uncle Sigh (30-1)
4. Danza (10-1)
5. California Chrome (5-2)
6. Samraat (15-1)
7. We Miss Artie (50-1)
8. General a Rod (15-1)
9. Vinceremos (30-1)
10. Wildcat Red (15-1)
11. Hoppertunity (6-1)
12. Dance With Fate (20-1)
13. Chitu (20-1)
14. Medal Count (20-1)
15. Tapiture (15-1)
16. Intense Holiday (12-1)
17. Commanding Curve (50-1)
18. Candy Boy (20-1)
19. Ride On Curlin (15-1)
20. Wicked Strong (8-1)
21. Pablo Del Monte (Also-Eligible) (50-1)

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