Post Position: 18
No horse should benefit more from the 1 1/4-mile distance at the Derby than Nehro. In his last two starts, Nehro came up a neck short. He took second to Pants on Fire at the Louisiana Derby and second to Archarcharch at the Arkansas Derby, each by 1/4-length. But each of those preps was a 1/8-mile shorter than this weekend. What would have happened if Nehro had the extra distance? It's only speculation, but some experts think he would have won. Like Uncle Mo, he'll be battling history with his starting position, tempering expectations slightly.