Kentucky Derby preview

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Kentucky Derby 2018 latest odds, horses, contenders

Kevin Skiver – CBS Sports

Who wins the Kentucky Derby? And what colossal long shot hits the board? Visit SportsLine to get Jody Demling's Kentucky Derby winner, see which huge long shot contends, and get the finish positions for every single horse, all from the man who's picked 9 straight Derby-Oaks doubles! 

Can Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert conquer a 135-year-old curse on Saturday with his latest Kentucky Derby favorite? That's the biggest storyline heading into the 144th "Run for the Roses" on Saturday at Churchill Downs. But there's a lot more than just Justify, the 7-2 favorite trained by Baffert which drew the No. 7 post in Tuesday's draw, seeking to become the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the most storied horse race in the world after not racing at age 2.

The field of 20 horses received their post positions on Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, with Blended Citizen making the field as an "also eligible" addition if one of the other 20 horses in the field can't run Saturday. Mendelssohn, trained by Aidan O'Brien, also drew a good post at No. 14, and neither horse will likely see their odds drop significantly with those posts, which are more towards the center. The first 10 saw a few of the favorites get drawn, but Justify was the main one to get picked.

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