Kentucky Derby 2020 Post Time: Odds, Horse Racing Expert Predictions

What time is The Kentucky Derby?

The 146th Kentucky Derby will take place today in Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. The races will start at 2:30 p.m. ET and they will be live on NBC. Post time for the main race  is set for approximately 7:01 p.m. ET.

Kentucky Derby Favorite Tiz the Law

Tiz the Law – Photo Courtesy of NYRA

The first odds-on favorite in 28 years, and on paper, the 3-5 Tiz the Law is the only horse worth taking seriously. Rarely in the history of the world’s most famous race have so many been given so little chance to defeat one.

Picking against Tiz the Law takes you out of the realm of logic and into the Neverland of Hope Bets. And you know what happens to nearly all those tickets.

Although Tiz the Law got post 17, which never has produced a Derby winner, he did all right with the draw. Just outside him is Authentic, whom John Velazquez will send immediately for the lead.

From 15, Ny Traffic also will be gunned from the gate. Tiz the Law’s sharp young jockey, Manny Franco will be able to play the break, watch the pace develop and react accordingly. Distance will be no problem, because Tiz the Law proved he can excel at 1¼ miles in his Travers runaway.

RELATED: Tiz The Law Team Hoping To Smell The Roses On Delayed Kentucky Derby Day

Kentucky Derby 2020 Horse Racing Expert Prediction

I anticipate a fast pace, which could set up closer Max Player, a 30-1 shot in post 2 who can save ground under Ricardo Santana, Jr. Max Player, a grinder who’s 5-for-5 lifetime in the money, has been training well at Churchill since being transferred from Linda Rice to Steve Asmussen. He ran a respectable third in the Belmont and Travers, and neither runner-up from those races, Dr Post and Caracaro, is in the Derby. Besides Max Player, my pick for second, I’ll throw another deep closer, Enforceable (30-1, post 3), underneath Tiz the Law in an exacta.

If somebody beats Tiz the Law, I won’t be kicking myself for missing something in the past performances. He has to regress significantly while another horse runs the race of his life. Possible, but unlikely.

2020 Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position
PP Horse Odds Trainer Jockey
1 Finnick the Fierce SCR Rey Hernandez Martin Garcia
2 Max Player 30-1 Steven M. Asmussen Ricardo Santana, Jr.
3 Enforceable 30-1 Mark Casse Adam Beschizza
4 Storm the Court 50-1 Peter Eurton Julien Leparoux
5 Major Fed 50-1 Greg Foley James Graham
6 King Guillermo SCR Juan Carlos Avila Samy Camacho
7 Money Moves 30-1 Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano
8 South Bend 50-1 Tyler Gaffalione Bill Mott
9 Mr. Big News 50-1 Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez
10 Thousand Words 15-1 Bob Baffert Florent Geroux
11 Necker Island 50-1 Chris Hartman Miguel Mena
12 Sole Volante 30-1 Patrick Biancone Luca Panici
13 Attachment Rate 50-1 Dale Romans Joe Talamo
14 Winning Impression 50-1 Dallas Stewart Joe Rocco, Jr.
15 NY Traffic 20-1 Saffie Joseph, Jr. Paco Lopez
16 Honor A. P. 5-1 John A. Shirreffs Mike Smith
17 Tiz the Law 3-5 Barclay Tagg Manny Franco
18 Authentic 8-1 Bob Baffert John Velazquez