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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Updated: May 2, 10:00 AM ET
I Want Revenge 3-1 Derby favorite

By Marty McGee
Daily Racing Form

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - I Want Revenge will start from post 13 as the 3-1 morning-line favorite Saturday in the 135th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby, for which post positions were drawn Wednesday.

Other starting assignments for major Derby contenders include the two horses that Churchill oddsmaker Mike Battaglia pegged as co-second choices at 4-1: Dunkirk, who starts from post 15, and Pioneerof the Nile, who got post 16. The fourth wagering choice on the morning line, Friesan Fire, got post 6.

I Want Revenge, to be ridden by 19-year-old Joe Talamo, is co-owned by David Lanzman and the IEAH Stables. Last year, IEAH won the Derby with Big Brown.

If all 20 start, this will be the fifth straight year that the maximum number has run in the Derby. Only 18 started in 2004.


Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 2

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML Odds
1 West Side Bernie Kelly Breen Stewart Elliott 30-1
2 Musket Man Derek Ryan Eibar Coa 20-1
3 Mr. Hot Stuff Eoin Harty John Velazquez 30-1
4 Advice Todd Pletcher Rene Douglas 30-1
5 Hold Me Back Bill Mott Kent Desormeaux 15-1
6 Friesan Fire Larry Jones Gabriel Saez 5-1
7 Papa Clem Gary Stute Rafael Bejarano 20-1
8 Mine That Bird Bennie Woolley Calvin Borel 50-1
9 Join in the Dance Todd Pletcher Chris DeCarlo 50-1
10 Regal Ransom Saeed bin Suroor Alan Garcia 30-1
11 Chocolate Candy Jerry Hollendorfer Mike Smith 20-1
12 General Quarters Tom McCarthy Julien Leparoux 20-1
13 I Want Revenge (scratched) Jeff Mullins Joe Talamo 3-1
14 Atomic Rain Kelly Breen Joe Bravo 50-1
15 Dunkirk Todd Pletcher Edgar Prado 4-1
16 Pioneerof the Nile Bob Baffert Garrett Gomez 4-1
17 Summer Bird Tim Ice Chris Rosier 50-1
18 Nowhere to Hide Nick Zito Shaun Bridgmohan 50-1
19 Desert Party Saeed bin Suroor Ramon Dominguez 15-1
20 Flying Private D. Wayne Lukas Robby Albarado 50-1

Daily Racing Form past performances available here.