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California Chrome made 5-2 Derby favorite

California Chrome made 5-2 Derby favorite

Exercise rider William Delgado plays with Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Garry Jones

BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — California Chrome has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 140th Kentucky Derby, with Hopportunity the second choice in the full field of 20 horses.

Trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman, California Chrome drew the No. 5 post on Wednesday. Eight horses have won from there, most recently Funny Cide in 2003. Sherman could become the oldest trainer to win the Derby, surpassing Charlie Whittingham’s mark of 76 when Sunday Silence won in 1989.

Hopportunity drew the No. 11 post and is 6-1 for the race Saturday at Churchill Downs. He’s trained by Bob Baffert, a three-time Derby winner.

Wicked Strong, named for the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, is the 8-1 third choice and will break from the 20th post on the far outside.

Danza is the 10-1 fourth choice and drew the No. 4 post.
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