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Will Derby 145 Be A Day At The Beach For Smith And Mandella?

Associated Press

The Field is the set for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks this weekend at Churchill Downs in Louisville.  Omaha Beach is the 4-1 morning line favorite for the run for the roses while Bellafina is the 2-1 choice to prevail on Friday.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks major storylines with Natalie Voss, a features editor with the Paulick Report.

The post position draw for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby took place at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning.

The field of 20 horses is slated to Run for the Roses on Saturday.

The post positions and morning-line odds are listed below:

1) War of Will (20-1)

2) Tax (20-1)

3) By My Standards (20-1)

4) Gray Magician (50-1)

5) Improbable (6-1)

6) Vekoma (20-1)

7) Maximum Security (10-1)

8) Tacitus (10-1)

9) Plus Que Parfait (30-1)

10) Cutting Humor (30-1)

11) Haikal (30-1)

12) Omaha Beach (4-1)

13) Code of Honor (15-1)

14) Win Win Win (15-1)

15) Master Fencer (50-1)

16) Game Winner (5-1)

17) Roadster (6-1)

18) Long Range Toddy (30-1)

19) Spinoff (30-1)

20) Country House (30-1)

Bode Express (30-1) is also eligible to run if a horse is scratched by 9 a.m. on Friday.

In this April 6, 2019, image provided by Benoit Photo, Bellafina, with Flavien Prat aboard, wins the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Bellafina is the 2-1 morning line favorite for the 145th Kentucky Oaks after drawing the No. 4 post position in the marquee race for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs. (Benoit Photo via AP)

The post positions and morning line odds for the 145th Kentucky Oaks are below:

1) Out for a Spin (15-1)

2) Chocolate Kisses (20-1)

3) Lady Apple (20-1)

4) Bellafina (2-1)

5) Flor de la Mar (20-1)

6) Positive Spirit (30-1)

7) Jaywalk (8-1)

8) Motion Emotion (15-1)

9) Liora (20-1)

10) Champagne Anyone (6-1)

11) Jeltrin (15-1)

12) Street Band (15-1)

13) Serengeti Empress (8-1)

14) Restless Rider (6-1)

Fourteen fillies are slated to run in the eleventh race on May 3.

Two additional horses, Dunbar Road (5-1) and Point of Honor (30-1), are also eligible to race should a horse scratch.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.
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