The 2017 Florida Derby features a talented field of horses. Gunnevera is the favorite entering today’s race. The post time is 6:40 p.m. Eastern tonight at Gulfstream Park.
While Gunnevera is the favorite for today’s race, the horse got what many consider to be an unfavorable draw on the outside post.
Gunnevera’s trainer Antonio Sano spoke with Blood Horse about the upcoming race.
“It’s a difficult post, but we have Three Rules inside of us, so that’s going to help, because he’s going to go. We’re going to be dropping to the rail. Castellano knows what to do. He knows this track better than anyone. And my horse comes from behind, so it’s not a problem for us,” Sano told Blood Horse.
According to Blood Horse, the Florida Derby has produced 58 Triple Crown race winners including 23 Kentucky Derby winners.
Gunnevera is coming off wins in the Delta Downs Jackpot and the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Battalion Runner and Always Dreaming are two of the other favorites in today’s race.
Here’s a look at the latest odds and horses listed by post position courtesy of the Kentucky Derby.
|1||State of Honor||8-1|
|3||Charlie the Greek||50-1|