Trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Lucky has won six of eight career starts and $1.5 million in purses, more than any other starter in the field. Third-place finish in the Santa Anita was a throw-out, caused by traffic problems and lousy riding by Garrett Gomez. Lucky is the 3-1 morning line favorite, but was dealt a punishing blow when drawn into the No. 1 post position. The last Derby winner from the No. 1 post in a 20-horse field was War Admiral in 1937.
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