Kentucky Derby 2018 Horse racing‬‬

The 2018 Kentucky Derby is upon us. But before you throw on your fancy hat, cast your final bets for a favorite or tune into the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” you’d better make sure you know who’s racing at Churchill Downs on Saturday. After opening at 3-1, the Bob Baffert-trained Justify is now the 7-2 favorite. Mendelssohn, looking to become the first European-trained horse to win the Kentucky Derby, and My Boy Jack, who was 30-1 on the morning line, are right behind Justify at 5-1. Audible (6-1), Good Magic (8-1), and Bolt d’Oro (8-1) are also getting lower than 10-1 Kentucky Derby odds.

We’ve got you covered with a look at all 20 of the horses set to compete in Louisville:

1. Firenze Fire (65-1)

Trainer: Jason Servis
Jockey: Paco Lopez

He hasn’t won since January, so he’s overdue for a victory. But his post position isn’t favorable, and neither is his competition.

2. Free Drop Billy (42-1)

Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Robby Albarado

His win drought is even longer than Firenze Fire’s, as he last claimed a race in 2017. But he showed promise in two-year-old races.

3. Promises Fulfilled (41-1)

Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Corey Lanerie

He’s 3-0-1 in five starts, but he finished ninth at the Florida Derby, so like plenty of others, he’s due. And he has the speed to start strong.

4. Flameaway (53-1)

Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Jose Lezcano

He’s got more experience than most, having run nine different races. And that gives him an edge on a potentially muddy surface, perhaps. But he also finished sixth at his last Churchill Downs competition.

5. Audible (6-1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Javier Castellano

The biggest thing he has going for him is Post 5, which has produced more Derby winners than any other spot since 1930. But Audible also has a good trainer and is fresh off a Florida Derby victory.

6. Good Magic (8-1)

Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Jose Ortiz

As the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, he’s one of the hotter youngsters of the bunch. He’s also saved some of his best for the biggest spotlights. You could argue he deserves even better odds.

7. Justify (7-2)

Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Mike Smith

The odds-on favorite. A physical specimen if there ever was one, he won the Santa Anita Derby by three lengths. But he also has to overcome the Apollo Curse — no horse who didn’t race as a 2-year-old has won since 1882.

8. Lone Sailor (29-1)

Trainer: Tom Amoss
Jockey: James Graham

He’s just 1-3-1 in eight starts, so the victories aren’t there. He was, however, a runner-up at the Louisiana Derby.

9. Hofburg (24-1)

Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

He’s one of the popular upset picks, entering the Derby with just three starts under his belt and a strong close to the Florida Derby. He’s also got a world-renowned trainer behind him.

10. My Boy Jack (5-1)

Trainer: Keith Desormeaux
Jockey: Kent Desormeaux

A third-place finisher at the Louisiana Derby, he’s probably more well known just because of his trainer-jockey sibling pair.