15 Rock Your World;Rosario;Sadler;5-1
Set a rapid pace and kept on running winning the Grade I Santa Anita Derby by 4-widening lengths, and the unbeaten colt has a world class rider.
14 Essential Quality;Saez;Cox;2-1
Is an unbeaten multiple Grade I winner, who was a champion 2-year-old, and his will to win may be the difference.
9 Hot Rod Charlie;Prat;O'Neill;8-1
Was very good winning the Grade II Louisiana Derby in front-running fashion, and he was narrowly defeated by Essential Quality in the 2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
1 Known Agenda;IOrtiz;Pletcher;6-1
Proved an 11-length allowance victory was no fluke when he returned to post a clear stalk-and-pounce-win in the Grade I Florida Derby. Keeping super-star rider Irad Ortiz Jr.
Won a fast renewal of the Risen Star, but he faltered as a solid favorite in the Louisiana Derby. Expect a rebound following some powerful subsequent breezes.
17 Highly Motivated;Castellano;Brown;10-1
Got to the front under kind fractions and nearly held off Essential Quality when second in the Grade II Blue Grass. May have to rally in this quicker field.
8 Medina Spirit;Velazquez;Baffert;15-1
Was forwardly placed when second best as an odds-on favorite in the Santa Anita Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert knows how to win this race.
10 Midnight Bourbon;Smith;Asmussen;20-1
Has been training smartly at Churchill since a second-place finish in the Louisiana Derby, and he figures to be forwardly positioned.
18 Super Stock;Santana;Asmussen;30-1
May have had a nice trip when winning the Arkansas Derby by 2 lengths, but he is an improving and experienced colt who is disrespected at morning-line odds.
6 O Besos;Pedroza;Foley;20-1
Finished with energy in a third-place finish in the Louisiana Derby, and clockers at Churchill have loved how he is training.
16 King Fury;Hernandez;McPeek;20-1
Splashed his way to victory in the Grade III Lexington at Keeneland, and he did win the Street Sense as a juvenile at Churchill Downs.
11 Dynamic One;JOrtiz;Pletcher;20-1
May have struck the front a tad too soon when caught in the final strides of the Grade-II Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.
Closed determinedly to win the Wood Memorial at a whopping 72-1 odds.
19 Soup and Sandwich;Gaffalione;Casse;30-1
Has only three career races, but he did make the lead when second in the Florida Derby, and he has enough speed to get position into the first turn.
Has disappointed in two graded stakes in 2021, but he won a Grade II at Churchill as a juvenile, and recent works have been upbeat.
Rallied from far back to win the Tampa Derby, but the unbeaten colt has not been running fast enough to be a major threat.
13 Hidden Stash;Bejarano;Oliver;50-1
Followed a narrow loss in the Tampa Derby with a dull fourth-place effort in the Blue Grass.
3 Brooklyn Strong;Rispoli;Velazquez;50-1
Was a one-paced fifth in the Wood Memorial, and his only competitive Beyer figure came over a sloppy track at Aqueduct.
Finished second in a slow graded stake at Turfway, and his previous race was a photo-finish maiden victory at Fair Grounds.
2 Like the King;Van Dyke;Ward;50-1
Is a graded-stake winner on synthetic, but his two races on dirt surfaces have been poor.