2017 Kentucky Derby field: Favorites and contenders

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

This year's Kentucky Derby field appears to be wide open, with 20 horses presently on tap to run in the prestigious race.

The final lineup has been released and posts have been assigned, with just a few days until the derby.

The early favorites are McCraken, 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.

Here’s a list of horses by position, with their odds listed last.

  1. Lookin at Lee (20-1)
  2. Thunder Snow (20-1)
  3. Fast and Accurate (50-1)
  4. Untrapped (30-1)
  5. Always Dreaming (5-1)
  6. State of Honor (30-1)
  7. Girvin (15-1)
  8. Hence (15-1)
  9. Irap (20-1)
  10. Gunnevera (15-1)
  11. Battle of Midway (30-1)
  12. Soneteer (50-1)
  13. J Boys Echo (20-1)
  14. Classic Empire (4-1)
  15. McCraken (5-1)
  16. Tapwrit (20-1)
  17. Irish War Cry (6-1)
  18. Gormley (15-1)
  19. Practical Joke (20-1)
  20. Patch (30-1)
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