If you’re ready to start factoring in post position and the track’s odds as you ponder your Derby picks, it’s OK to get started.
Here’s the way the field stacks up.
The favorite is I Want Revenge, 3-1, in post 13. The sentimental favorite, General Quarters, is next to him in the 12th stall, and is 20-1. Early odds have both PioneeroftheNile and Dunkirk at 4-1, and Friesan Fire is at 5-1. The rest are 15-1 or higher.
Wayne Lukas’ Flying Private is on the extreme outside (which proved not to be a problem for Big Brown last year), while West Side Bernie got the last pick and is on the rail.