SI's early favorites for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby:
Florida Derby runner-up is still not assured of making the field (only $150,000 in graded stakes earnings), but he's getting better fast and could end trainer Todd Pletcher's 0-for-21 nightmare in the Run for the Roses.
I WANT REVENGE
His victory in the Wood Memorial despite a rough trip was a monster performance, the type that 3-year-olds are not supposed to produce in early spring.
PIONEEROF THE NILE
Santa Anita Derby winner is untested on dirt at three, but also unbeaten in four starts since being turned over to trainer Bob Baffert last fall.