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An early look at the possible Kentucky Derby field.

By SI Wire
May 01, 2017

This year's Kentucky Derby field appears to be wide open in their year's 20-horse field.

The final lineup will be released on Wednesday when posts are assigned and entries are drawn.

The early favorites for the Kentucky Derby are McCracken, Gunnevera, Classic Empire and Always Dreaming, according to OddsShark. Classic Empire is coming off a win at the Arkansas Derby on April 15. Always Dreaming won the Grade 1 Florida Derby on April 1.

Below is a look at some of the contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal:

1. Girvin

2. Classic Empire

3. Always Dreaming

3. Gormley

4. Irap

5. Irish War City

6. Thunder Snow

7. Gunnevera

8. Practical Joke

9. J Boys Echo

10. State of Honor

11. Tapwrit

12. Hence

13. Fast and Accurate

14. McCracken

15. Battle of Midway

16. Patch

17. Untrapped

​18. Lookin at Lee

19. Sonneteer

20. Royal Mo

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