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S-Bred Owner Has 'Derby' Starter

Published: May 2, 2012 9:25 pm ET

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The post position draw for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby took place on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 1-1/4 mile race on the dirt for three-year-old thoroughbreds will take place on Saturday, May 5 at Churchill Downs and will feature a field of 20 including Ill Have Another, owned by former Windsor, Ontario standardbred owner J. Paul Reddam. Ill Have Another, winner of the Robert B. Lewis and Santa Anita Derby prep races, drew post 19 and has been assessed at odds of 12-1 in the morning line. Trained by Doug O'Neill, Ill Have Another will be ridden by Hastings Racecourse's leading jockey Mario Gutierrez.

Multiple Sovereign Award winning trainer Mark Casse will start Prospective from post 12 at odds of 30-1. Woodbine Racetrack's leading jockey Luis Contreras is listed to ride along.

Bodemeister, trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert and named for Baffert's seven-year-old son Bode, was assessed as the early morning line favourite at odds of 4-1 and will start from post six. Baffert, who suffered a heart attack at the end of March, will also send out post 20 starter Liason.

Here is a look at how the field will line up with jockey, trainer and morning line odds listed:

1. Daddy Long Legs - Colm O'Donoghue - Aidan O'Brien - 30-1
2. Optimizer - Jon Court - D. Wayne Lukas - 50-1
3. Take Charge Indy - Calvin Borel - Patrick B. Byrne - 15-1
4. Union Rags - Julien Leparoux - Michael R. Matz - 9-2
5. Dullahan - Kent Desormeaux - Dale. L Romans - 8-1
6. Bodemeister - Mike Smith - Bob Baffert - 4-1
7. Rousing Sermon - Jose Lezcano - Jerry Hollendorfer - 50-1
8. Creative Cause - Joel Rosario - Mike Harrington - 12-1
9. Trinniberg - Willie Martinez - Bisnath Parboo - 50-1
10. Daddy Nose Best - Garrett Gomez - Steven Asmussen - 15-1
11. Alpha - Alan Garcia - Kiaran P. McLaughlin - 15-1
12. Prospective - Luis Contreras - Mark E. Casse - 30-1
13. Went The Day Well - John Velazquez - H. Graham Motion - 20-1
14. Hansen - Ramon Dominguez - Michael J. Maker - 10-1
15. Gemologist - Javier Castellano - Todd A. Pletcher - 6-1
16. El Padrino - Rafael Bejarano - Todd A. Pletcher - 20-1
17. Done Talking - Sheldon Russell - Hamilton Smith - 50-1
18. Sabercat - Corey Nakatani - Steve Asmussen - 30-1
19. Ill Have Another - Mario Gutierrez - Doug O'Neill - 12-1
20. Liaison - Martin Garcia - Bob Baffert - 50-1
AE. My Adonis - N/A - Kelly Breen

Simulcasting of the $2 million Kentucky Derby is available at racetracks across Canada and online.


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