The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is the fastest 2 minutes in sports and is set for Saturday, May 4, at Churchill Downs. 

The post positions and odds were determined on Monday. After taking a look at this year’s field, I would place my bet on Improbable to win the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Improbable is owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing. They have a strong track record at Churchill, as they also won last year’s Derby with Justify. Improbable has also won at Churchill before. 

The favorite in the Derby is Omaha Beach was scratched on Wednesday after being diagnosed with an injury. Six straight post-time favorites have won the Kentucky Derby according to the Courier Journal.Hall of fame trainer Richard Mandella said the colt will miss the race with an entrapped epiglottis. Since Omaha Beach will not run, Bodexpress will take the last spot in the Derby.  

As of May 2, the post positions and morning-line odds are listed below: 

1. War of Will (15-1)

2. Tax (20-1)

3. By My Standards (15-1)

4. Gray Magician (50-1)

5. Improbable (5-1)

6. Vekoma (15-1)

7. Maximum Security (8-1)

8. Tacitus (8-1)

9. Plus Que Parfait (30-1)

10. Cutting Humor (30-1)

11. Haikal (30-1)

12. Code of Honor (12-1)

13. Win Win Win (12-1)

14. Master Fencer (50-1)

15. Game Winner (9-2)

16. Roadster (5-1)

17. Long Range Toddy (30-1)

18. Spinoff (30-1)

19. Country House (30-1)

20. Bodexpress (30-1)

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