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Kentucky Derby Favorite, Other Odds

May 1, 2013

The field for the 139th Kentucky Derby is set.

Orb was named the 7-2 morning-line favorite Wednesday evening for Saturday's race at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

The Derby, which is set to begin at 6:24 p.m., includes a full field of 20 horses.

Trainer Todd Pletcher has a record-tying five entries, while 77-year-old D. Wayne Lukas will saddle two horses in his bid to become the oldest winning trainer.

Pletcher has Verrazano, Overanalyze, Revolutionary, Palace Malice and Charming Kitten.

Lukas trains Will Take Charge and Oxbow.

Lexington native Kenny McPeek also has a pair in the field with Toyota Blue Grass Stakes champion Java's War and Frac Daddy.

Orb, trained by Lexington, Ky., native Shug McGaughey, drew post position No. 16.

Verrazano, leaving from post No. 14, is the second choice at 4-1.

Goldencents, partly owned by Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, is the third choice at 5-1 in the morning line.

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Kentucky Derby Field

PP Horse Odds

1. Black Onyx 50-1

2. Oxbow 30-1

3. Revolutionary 10-1

4. Golden Soul 50-1

5. Normandy Invasion 12-1

6. Mylute 15-1

7. Giant Finish 50-1

8. Goldencents 5-1

9. Overanalyze 15-1

10. Palace Malice 20-1

11. Lines of Battle 30-1

12. Itsmyluckyday 15-1

13. Falling Sky 50-1

14. Verrazano 4-1

15. Charming Kitten 20-1

16. Orb 7-2

17. Will Take Charge 20-1

18. Frac Daddy 50-1

19. Java's War 15-1

20. Vyjack 15-1

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