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Handicapping the Derby field

Updated: April 30, 2009, 5:47 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

The Derby post-position draw is a little older than old school; it's like before technology, with wooden boxes and sheets of paper and nameplates and hooks holding sway.

There's a double-type-draw before positions are registered.

This one was seemingly from Central Casting, with the horses with rail appeal and curb appeal, the best of the group, going before the wishful runners.

No gate spots look like trouble spots, outside of Musket Man looking at an avalanche from 2, with ...

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