Kentucky Derby 2018: Justify gets prime spot in draw

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The Kentucky Derby runs again Saturday. (Getty)
The Kentucky Derby runs again Saturday. (Getty)

The Kentucky Derby draw is complete, and odds-on favorite Justify is in a prime position: the seventh slot. As a result, the Bob Baffert-trained horse is currently at 3-1 odds for Saturday’s race. Other strong horses are Mendelssohn at 5-1 odds, Magnum Moon at 6-1 odds, Audible and Bolt d’Oro at 8-1 odds, and Good Magic and Vino Rosso at 12-1 odds.

Here’s the complete rundown of the draw, with horse, jockey and odds:

1. Firenze Fire: Paco Lopez, 50-1
2. Free Drop Billy: Robby Albarado, 30-1
3. Promises Fulfilled: Corey Lanerie, 30-1
4. Flameaway: Jose Lezcano, 30-1
5. Audible: Javier Castellano, 8-1
6. Good Magic: Jose Ortiz, 12-1
7. Justify: Mike Smith, 3-1
8. Lone Sailor: James Graham, 50-1
9. Hofburg: Irad Ortiz Jr., 20-1
10. My Boy Jack: Kent Desormeaux, 30-1
11. Bolt d’Oro: Victor Espinoza, 8-1
12. Enticed: Junior Alvarado, 30-1
13. Bravazo: Luis Contreras, 50-1
14. Mendelssohn: Ryan Moore, 5-1
15. Instilled Regard: Drayden Van Dyke, 50-1
16. Magnum Moon: Luis Saez, 6-1
17. Solomini: Flavien Prat, 30-1
18. Vino Rosso: John Velazquez, 12-1
19. Noble Indy: Florent Geroux, 30-1
20. Combatant: Ricardo Santana Jr., 50-1

Blended Citizen, ridden by Kyle Frey at 50-1 odds, will enter if a horse scratches by 9 a.m. ET Friday.

The Derby will go off at 6:46 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Kentucky Derby 2018 draw. (Via Kentucky Derby)
Kentucky Derby 2018 draw. (Via Kentucky Derby)

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