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Kentucky Derby 2013 Post Position Draw

Kentucky Derby 2013 post position draw.

The field has been drawn for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing Nation was on the scene. Most of the main participants left the Secretariat Lounge in good spirits after drawing favorable posts in the big race. Race favorites Orb and Verrazano drew #16 and #14 respectively, which left both trainers, Shug McGaughey and Todd Pletcher pleased. Third and fourth choices, Goldencents and Revolutionary also drew pills that left their connections feeling good about their chances on Saturday. Goldencents will flaunt his early speed from the 8 hole, while Calvin Borel will be able to work his rail skimming magic on Revolutionary from the 3 spot. Rosie Napravnik, seeking to become the first female Kentucky Derby winning rider, will leave from the #6 post position aboard her 15-1 hope, Mylute.

 

 



 

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Is Frac Daddy the next Mine That Bird?! Would have won big in '09 so maybe fate is smiling on me. lol
Sidney's Candy looked quite distracted in 2010.
mschneider, unless they changed it for some reason, posts 10 and 20 are last to load. Go to You tube aned watch the beginning of every Derby. 20 loads last.
My Picks are Lines of Battle, Orb, Oxbow for the Derby, Close Hatches in the oaks, Point of entry in the Woodford.
Lisa111 - Did you watch the Post Position Draw show last night? They were pretty clear it is an outside - in load and commented several times how Vyjack better like crowd noise becasue he is going to be in the gate with the noise for quite awhile as the others load.
the riders CANNOT change the "in effect" motor car they are on....They simply are slaves to adapting to the pace of race, whatever that may be....The only real difference amongst over 95% of all horses racing is the pace of race they go up against and theur ability to adapt or not adapt to those pressures. The rider cannot alter that.
R. BEJERANO HAS HAD A GREAT YEAR- SO #9 PP FOR OVERANALYZE SOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM.....WHAT SCARES ME MORE IS C. BOREL NOT PP#3 THAT REVOLUTIONARY WILL BE BREAKING OUT OF.... JAVA'S WAR HAS GREAT COME FROM BEHIND SPEED- BUT WILL HE HOLD UP, SO PP#19 WILL NOT MATTER... PP #14 UNDER THE WHIP OF J. VELASQUEZ, VERRAZANO SHOULD HAVE A GOOD TRIP- ..... WITH ROSIE NAPRAVNICK ABOARD #6 MYLUTE WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS- HIS PP SHOULD ALLOW ROSIE TO PACE HIM 6 BEHIND THE PACK, AND CHARGING SECOND TURN WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE MAKER...... TRIFECTA -----> 14, 9,8 .. 6 & 10 WILL PUT UP A FIGHT IF ALL GOES RIGHT. LONG-SHOT 20-1 PALACE MALICE
Actually, With a 20-horse field, they are loaded two at a time. Post 1 and 11 go first, 2 and 12, 3 and 13, and so forth. Ten and 20 enter together at the end.
Pumpsiam, actually With a 20-horse field, they are loaded two at a time. Post 1 and 11 go first, 2 and 12, 3 and 13, and so forth. Ten and 20 enter together at the end.
pumpsiam - they load 1 & 20, 2 & 19, 3 & 18, etc.
anyone knows what is the order for loading the gate for kentucky derby?
ORB might have to struggle to get into position, for Java's War it is ok, since it comes off the space, it will be a problem for Revolutionary, Normandy Invasion and Mylute as they also comes off space, they might get into pocket?
Goldencents, Palace Malice, Lines of Battle, Itsmyluckyday, Falling Sky and Verrazano have very good post position>
Goldencents, Palace Malice, Line have best post positions of Battle, Itsmyluckyday, Falling Sky and Verrazano
Well, at least Oxbow isn't on the far outside this time. #2 may not be much better though.
WIDE OPEN!
Not optimal conditions for Mylute. So close to getting 15, too.
It looks like most of the favorites got pretty good post positions, Revolutionary and Vyjack will need some luck from post 3 and 20, but it doesn't seem like any of the top horses were eliminated at the draw which has happened in the past. Now lets just hope the weather is good.
1st- Revolutionary 2nd- Will Take Charge 3rd- Frac Daddy 4th- Normandy Invasion. Don't think Goldencents will get out of that speed duel.
These stats are timely: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1625084-kentucky-derby-2013-post-positions-power-ranking-the-best-slottings-to-have

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