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Flashback early 9-5 favorite for Santa Anita Derby

Updated: April 3, 2013, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Flashback was made the early 9-5 favorite on Wednesday for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, although the 3-year-old colt will break from the rail, a position his Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert famously dislikes.

Baffert skipped the post position draw for Saturday's race, saying he always gets jinxed when he attends.

"I really don't like the one-hole, but we have it," he said.

Various Baffert horses have ended up next to the inside rail in major races over ...

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