2021 Kentucky Derby post positions, odds: Who is going to win 147th Run for the Roses?

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The Kentucky Derby is back to being the opening leg of the Triple Crown in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic severely altered the horse racing schedule last year. The Run for the Roses will take place on Saturday, May 1.

Ahead of the race, the Kentucky Derby draw took place on Tuesday. Below are the results of the draw.

But before we get to the post positions, let’s go over the odds. When you’re looking at the field for the 147th running of the iconic race, there are a few favorites that could take home the victory. Hot Rod Charlie is currently listed as the favorite with 9/2 odds. The three-year old colt finished second to Essential Quality last fall in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Hot Rod Charlie also finished third at Santa Anita while winning the Louisiana Derby in March.

Essential Quality was originally the favorite earlier in the week, but now has the second-best odds at 5/1. The three-year old colt has won the 2021 Southwest Stakes while also earning a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2020. In addition, Florida Derby winner Known Agenda also holds favorable odds at 6/1. 

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Below are the odds for every horse, via William Hill Sportsbook, as well as the post positions for the race.

2021 Kentucky Derby odds

Essential Quality 3/1  
Rock Your World 9/2  
Hot Rod Charlie 5/1  
Known Agenda 11/1
Highly Motivated 11/1
Medina Spirit 12/1 
Midnight Bourbon 12/1  
Soup And Sandwich 24/1  
Bourbonic 28/1  
Mandaloun 28/1
Super Stock 33/1
Hidden Stash 35/1  
Helium 35/1
O Besos 38/1
Sainthood 39/1
Brooklyn Strong 40/1
Dynamic One 42/1
Keepmeinmind 45/1
Like The King 46/1     

2021 Kentucky Derby post positions

  1. Known Agenda
  2. Like The King
  3. Brooklyn Strong
  4. KeepMeInMind
  5. Sainthood
  6. 0 Besos
  7. Mandaloun
  8. Medina Spirit
  9. Hot Rod Charlie
  10. Midnight Bourbon
  11. Dynamic One
  12. Helium
  13. Hidden Stash
  14. Essential Quality
  15. Rock Your World
  16. Highly Motivated
  17. Super Stock
  18. Soup And Sandwich
  19. Bourbonic


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