No clear favorite, rain make for unpredictable Derby

Exercise rider Martin Rivera gallops Kentucky Derby entrant Classic Empire at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – It’s looking like a wide open Kentucky Derby.

There are two trainers saddling three horses each. A horse trying to win for the first time. An early favorite whose training was interrupted. Another attempting to overcome irascible behavior.

The 20-horse field for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby lacks a dominant runner. The winter prep races did nothing to establish a clear favorite.

Classic Empire is the 4-1 pre-race choice. Two horses, Always Dreaming and McCraken, are the co-second choices at 5-1. Toss in the threat of rain early in the day and it all makes for a most unpredictable Derby.

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