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Bodemeister is the Kentucky Derby Morning Line Favorite

Bodemeister has been made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. Trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Bodemeister was assigned the No. 6 spot at the post position draw today at Churchill Downs.Six horses have won from that position, the last being Sea Hero in 1993.Union Rags drew the No. 4 post and is listed at 9-2. The unbeaten Gemologist is the third choice at6-1. He’ll run from the 15th spot.Last year’s Breeder’s Cup Juvenile champion, Hansen, will break from post position number 14, with odds of 10-1.He’s trained by Mike Maker and owned by northern Kentucky Dr. Kendall Hansen.“I think if Mike Maker was doing the odds we’d be 1 to 1, if I was doing the odds, we’d be 3 to 1 and everybody else will find out why we think that way later,” Hansen said after the draw.The 138th Kentucky Derby will be run about 6:24pm Eastern time Saturday.(Information for this story also came from the Associated Press) 

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.