LOUISVILLE, Ky. - I Want Revenge will start from post 13 as the 3-1 morning-line favorite Saturday in the 135th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby, for which post positions were drawn Wednesday.
Other starting assignments for major Derby contenders include the two horses that Churchill oddsmaker Mike Battaglia pegged as co-second choices at 4-1: Dunkirk, who starts from post 15, and Pioneerof the Nile, who got post 16. The fourth wagering choice on the morning line, Friesan Fire, got post 6.
I Want Revenge, to be ridden by 19-year-old Joe Talamo, is co-owned by David Lanzman and the IEAH Stables. Last year, IEAH won the Derby with Big Brown.
If all 20 start, this will be the fifth straight year that the maximum number has run in the Derby. Only 18 started in 2004.