April 29, 2009

I Want Revenge is Kentucky Derby favorite

I Want Revenge, which won the Wood Memorial earlier this month, was made the early 3-1 favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

I Want Revenge has won eight of 16 starts, including the horse's last two -- the Wood Memorial and the Gotham in March -- in piling up $774,000 in winnings. I Want Revenge will be ridden by first-time Derby jockey Joe Talamo and will come out of the No. 13 post slot.

Dunkirk and Pioneerof the Nile were put at 4-1 in the early line. Dunkirk has drawn the No. 15 post while Pioneerof the Nile will be next to him in No. 16.

Friesan Fire, at 5-1, was the next favorite and will start from the sixth post position.

Desert Party and Hold Me Back were both put at 15-1 while Chocolate Candy, General Quarters, Musket Man and Papa Clem were to open at 20-1.