LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Nyquist has been made the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the 142nd Kentucky Derby, with Exaggerator the second choice at 8-1 in the full field of 20 horses.
Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist is undefeated in seven career races. The colt drew the No. 13 post on Wednesday. Four horses have won from there since 1900, most recently Smarty Jones in 2004. O’Neill, jockey Mario Gutierrez and owner Paul Reddam teamed to win the race in 2012 with I’ll Have Another.
Exaggerator drew the No. 11 post for the 1 1/4-mile race Saturday at Churchill Downs. He’s trained by Keith Desormeaux, whose Hall of Fame brother and three-time Derby winner Kent will ride.
Creator, Gun Runner and Mohaymen are the co-third choices at 10-1. Creator will break from the No. 3 post with Gun Runner in the No. 5. Both are trained by Steve Asmussen. Mohaymen drew the No. 14 post.
The field for Saturday’s 142nd Kentucky Derby:
PP Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
1. Trojan Nation Patrick Gallagher Aaron Gryder 50-1
2. Suddenbreakingnews Donnie Von Hemel Luis Quinonez 20-1
3. Creator Steve Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr. 10-1
4. Mo Tom Tom Amoss Corey Lanerie 20-1
5. Gun Runner Steve Asmussen Florent Geroux 10-1
6. My Man Sam Chad Brown Irad Ortiz Jr. 20-1
7. Oscar Nominated Michael Maker Julien Leparoux 50-1
8. Lani Mikio Matsunaga Yukata Take 30-1
9. Destin Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 15-1
10. Whitmore Ron Moquett Victor Espinoza 20-1
11. Exaggerator Keith Desormeaux Kent Desormeaux 8-1
12. Tom’s Ready Dallas Stewart Brian Hernandez Jr. 30-1
13. Nyquist Doug O’Neill Mario Gutierrez 3-1
14. Mohaymen Kiarin McLaughlin Junior Alvarado 10-1
15. Outwork Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 15-1
16. Shagaf Chad Brown Joel Rosario 20-1
17. Mor Spirit Bob Baffert Gary Stevens 12-1
18. Majesto Gustavo Delgado Emisael Jaramillo 30-1
19. Brody’s Cause Dale Romans Luis Saez 12-1
20. Danzing Candy Clifford Sise Jr. Mike Smith 15-1
Weights: 126 pounds. Distance: 1¼ miles. Purse: $2,391,600 if 20 start. First place: $1,691,000. Second place: $400,000. Third place: $200,000. Fourth place: $100,000. Fifth place: $60,000. Post time: 6:34 p.m. EDT