Who's the favorite to win the 140th Kentucky Derby?

Who's the favorite to win the 140th Kentucky Derby?
May 1, 2014, 11:00 pm
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CSN Staff

The field is officially set for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby that will take place on Saturday, May 3, with coverage beginning at 3:00 p.m. on NBC.

Pole positions were drawn on Wednesday for the "most exciting two minutes in sports."

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NBC Sports Network tweeted out this picture that shows all 20 pole positions and the race odds:

The heavy-favorite in Saturday's race is California Chrome. The three-year-old horse has won his last four races. Veteran jockey Victor Espinoza, who captured the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in 2002 with War Emblem, will be in the saddle riding California Chrome.

Arlington Park's Howard Sudberry joined Thursday's edition of SportsTalk Live to discuss California Chrome's chances at winning the Derby.

"I like this field," Sudberry said. "It's pretty wide open. California Chrome is the favorite. He's won four races in a row ... but I think there a lot of live longshots out there that could win the race."

Watch the video above for the full preview of the 140th Kentucky Derby.