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Derby favorite draws the rail for start

Kentucky Derby favorite Lookin at Lucky drew the rail for Saturday's 136th Kentucky Derby. Sidney's Candy, the second favorite, drew the outside most starting spot. Twenty horses--a full field--will make the run for the roses on Saturday with the scheduled start at 6:24 p.m.

"He's got to break well," said Bob Baffert, Lookin At Lucky's trainer. "Plan A is to break well. Plan B is we're screwed."

It's been 22 years since a horse starting on the rail finished in the money, and 24 years since Ferdinand won from the first starting spot. Lookin at Lucky is currently a 4-1 favorite. Last year's favorite Friesan Fire finished 18th. In '08 favorite Big Brown won from post 20 and in '07 the favorite Street Sense won.

Devil May Care, the lone filly, wound up drawing post 11, right in the middle. Her trainer, Todd Pletcher, said he's excited for the race. "Eleven is a great position from which to start the race. The only thing I don't like is that she'll have to be in the gate a long time," Pletcher said.

With 20 horses in the running, the Derby's purse will be $2,185,200, with $1,425,200 going to the winner.

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