2021 Kentucky Derby Final Field, Post Positions, Live Odds & Predictions

The post positions have been drawn for the 2021 Kentucky Derby, we take a look at those with the best of the draw and the latest odds
Tom Dodd
Tue, April 27, 12:03 PM EDT

2021 Kentucky Derby Final Field & Post Positions

The draw for the 2021 Kentucky Derby took place at 11am ET and now we know where all the key contenders for this year’s race will be breaking from. As we know from the history of the Kentucky Derby, the draw is an integral factor in the make up of the race with numerous horses over the years having their chances compromised from having to go wide early on. 

The favorite Essential Quality will be coming out of post number 14 whereas another fancied runner Rock Your World will come out of barrier 15. 

What are the post positions for the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

Post Position

Horse

1

Known Agenda

2

Like The King

3

Brooklyn Strong

4

Keepmeinmind

5

Sainthood

6

O 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

King Fury

17

Highly Motivated

18

Super Stock

19

Soup And Sandwich

20

Bourbonic

What is the best post position for the Kentucky Derby?

Historically, you want to be in post 5 – this is because it has produced the most winners and runner-ups! It’s also got the highest win percentage out of any draw. It’s obviously not an exact science, but if you’re looking at the perfect post position, then number 5 is your bet!

This is a good omen for Sainthood in 2021. 

2021 Kentucky Derby Live Morning Line Odds

The morning line odds are now as follows: 

Horse

2021 Kentucky Derby Odds

Essential Quality

2/1

Rock Your World

5/1

Highly Motivated

10/1

Hot Rod Charlie

8/1

Super Stock

30/1

Known Agenda

6/1

Bourbonic

16/1

Medina Spirit

15/1

Mandaloun

25/1

2021 Kentucky Derby Predictions

We like the longshot Known Agenda to win the 2021 Kentucky Derby.  The Todd Pletcher three-year-old has been really impressive in his last two starts and is progressing perfectly to peak for Saturday’s race.

Two starts ago, he won a claiming race by 11 lengths and then followed up in his Kentucky Derby prep by winning the Florida Derby by nearly 3 lengths storming home to defeat Soup and Sandwich and the odds-on favorite Greatest Honour. 

Known Agenda’s Kentucky Derby odds currently sit at 12/1 and this looks the play in an open race.

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