Full Field of 20 for Kentucky Derby
Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2005 6:12 PM
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2005 5:00 PM
As expected, the names of 20 3-year-olds were dropped into the entry box for Saturday's $2-million Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. The connections of Bandini will be the first to pick a post position, while the connections of Buzzards Bay will go last.
Post positions will be selected at 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The process will be covered live on ESPN Sportscenter. The order of selection was determined Wednesday morning in the Churchill Downs racing office when entries for the Derby were taken.
Here's the order of post selection for the 3-year-olds entered in the Derby:
1--Bandini (John Velazquez)
2--Afleet Alex (Jeremy Rose)
3--Greeley's Galaxy (Kent Desormeaux)
4--Flower Alley (Jorge Chavez)
5--High Limit (Ramon Dominguez)
6--Giacomo (Mike Smith)
7--Noble Causeway (Gary Stevens)
8--Wilko (Corey Nakatani)
9--Greater Good (John McKee)
10--Bellamy Road (Javier Castellano)
11-Andromeda's Hero (Rafael Bejarano)
12--Spanish Chestnut (Joe Bravo)
13--High Fly (Jerry Bailey)
14--Don't Get Mad (Tyler Baze)
15--Coin Silver (Pat Valenzuela)
16--Sun King (Edgar Prado)
17--Closing Argument (Cornelio Velasquez)
18--Sort It Out (Brice Blanc)
19--Going Wild (Jose Valdivia Jr.)
20--Buzzards Bay (Mark Guidry)
Trainer Nick Zito has the most Derby entrants with five. They are, in post-selection order, Noble Causeway (seventh), Bellamy Road (10th), Andromeda's Hero (11th), High Fly (13th), and Sun King (16th).
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