Kentucky Derby

Curlin made Derby favorite after drawing post No. 2

Curlin will break from post position No. 2 as a slight favorite at 7-2 over Street Sense in the 133rd Kentucky Derby.

Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia announced that the undefeated colt would be a favorite over 4-1 Street Sense in the 20-horse field racing Saturday for $2.2 million.

"It's very very close," Battaglia said, but he added that Curlin got the nod because he is undefeated and "we don¹t know how good this horse is."

Third choice will be Circular Quay, part of trainer Todd Pletcher's five-horse juggernaut for this 1 1/4-mile classic.

The connections of Street Sense chose the No. 7 post position for their colt and Circular Quay will start from the No. 16 spot in the auxiliary gate.

The field, in post-position order, with jockey and odds:1. Sedgefield, Leparoux, 50-1

2. Curlin, Albarado, 7-2

3. Zanjero, Bridgmohan, 30-1

4. Storm in May, Leyva, 30-1

5. Imawildandcrazyguy, Guidry, 50-1

6. Cowtown Cat, Jara, 20-1

7. Street Sense, Borel, 4-1

8. Hard Spun, Pino, 15-1

9. Liquidity, Flores, 30-1

10. Teuflesberg, Elliott, 30-1

11. Bwana Bull, Castellano, 50-1

12. Nobiz Like Shobiz, Velasquez, 8-1

13. Sam P., Dominguez, 20-1

14. Scat Daddy, Prado, 10-1

15. Tiago, Smith, 15-1

16. Circular Quay, Velazquez, 8-1

17. Stormello, Desormeaux, 30-1

18. Any Given Saturday, Gomez, 12-1

19. Dominican, Bejarano, 20-1

20. Great Hunter, Nakatani, 15-1

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