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What are this year’s Kentucky Derby entries?

Sierra Leone has become one of the big favorites for the 150th edition of the Kentucky derby this Saturday in the first race of the Triple Crown of American horse racing.

With three wins in four races prior to the Derbyhe has three in 1 1/8 mile races, something very close to the 1 1/4 of the Derby which is held as every year on Churchill Downs.

Unlike another big favorite like Fierceness, who has only run the 1 1/8 mile once. Additionally, two of his four wins have come in races significantly shorter than the Kentucky Derby.

While Fierceness has a betting line of 5-2, Sierra Leone comes in at 3-1, the second shortest in the 2024 Derby, but before placing a bet, the CBS Sports portal recommends reading the predictions from one of the greatest experts, like Jody Demling.

The expert predicted the winners’ triumph in Belmont Stakes in four of the last six editions, including an exact one in 2022 with Mo. Donegal and Nido.

The fierceness may lose momentum heading into the Derby

One of the surprises that Demling gives is that The cruelty is losing steamdespite being the heavy favorite after winning in the Florida Derby, which recorded the fastest speed of any horse for the 2024 Kentucky Derby.

Which horses are participating in the competition this year?

Here is the list of horses that will compete in the 2024 Kentucky Derby and their respective starting positions:

  1. Dornoch 20-1
  2. Sierra Leone 3-1
  3. Mystik Dan 20-1
  4. Capturing Freedom 8-1
  5. Catalytic 30-1
  6. Plain steel 20-1
  7. Honor Marie 20-1
  8. Just a touch 10-1
  9. Encino 20-1
  10. ON Password 30-1
  11. Forever young 10-1
  12. Follow Phantom 20-1
  13. West Saratoga 50-1
  14. Endless 30-1
  15. Domestic product 30-1
  16. Big Mo the first 50-1
  17. Ferocity 5/2
  18. Good luck 20-1
  19. Resilience 20-1
  20. Society Man 50-1