Trainer: Bob Baffert
Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Morning Line: 3-1
In his third start, Justify won the $1 million Santa Anita Derby, making this colt the 3-1 favorite.
Justify drew a favored post position - 7 - which has been the starting gate for six Derby winners, most recently 2007's Street Sense. But that blessing also comes with the "Curse of Apollo": no horse since Apollo in 1882 has won the Kentucky Derby without racing as a two-year old. (Magnum Moon is in the same boat.)
Justify ran the 2018 Kentucky Derby's 1¼ miles with a winning time of 2:04.20