Bill Finley gives you his top 20 horses and their odds on this year's Road to the Roses. Trainer and jockey are noted in italics.
1. Brother Derek Hendricks/Solis
The Santa Anita Derby was his best race yet. Solid Kentucky Derby favorite.
Last: Santa Anita Derby (1st) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 5-2
2. Lawyer Ron Holthus/McKee
Should dominate in Arkansas Derby, which is not coming up strong.
Last: Rebel (1st) Next: Ark. Derby Odds: 5-1
3. Point Determined Baffert/Bejarano
Solid second behind Brother Derek in SA Derby. Looks like No. 2 in Southern Cal.
Last: Santa Anita Derby (2nd) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 10-1
4. Sweetnorthernsaint Trombetta/Desormeaux
Don't underestimate this one. He is a fast horse who knows how to win.
Last: Illinois Derby (1st) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 12-1
5. Barbaro Matz/Prado
Talented colt will have a lot going against him in Derby with the layoffs.
Last: Florida Derby (1st) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 6-1
6. Bob and John Baffert/Gomez
Was best in slowly run Wood Memorial. Gives Baffert strong pair.
Last: Wood Memorial (1st) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 8-1
7. A.P. Warrior Shirreffs/Nakatani
Moderate effort when third in Santa Anita Derby. Cut below very best.
Last: Santa Antia Derby (3rd) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 15-1
8. Jazil McLaughlin/Jara
Closed like a wild horse in the Wood Memorial. Live Derby longshot.
Last: Wood Memorial (2nd) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 25-1
9. Discreet Cat bin Suroor/Dettori
Stable has yet to commit to Derby. Talented but unseasoned colt.
Last: UAE Derby (1st) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 12-1
10. Bluegrass Cat Peltcher/Velaszquez
Fairly slow horse, may be favored in Blue Grass. A win there is a must.
Last: Tampa Bay Derby (2nd) Next: Blue Grass Stakes Odds: 15-1
11. Sharp Humor Romans/Guidry
Should be part of pace in Derby. Guidry stays despite split with trainer.
Last: Florida Derby (2nd) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 25-1
12. Red Raymond Holthus/Quinonez
Has his stablemate to beat in the Arkansas Derby. Lawyer Ron is much better.
Last: Rebel (2nd) Next: Arkansas Derby Odds: 30-1
13. First Samurai Brothers/Bejarano
The Blue Grass will answer some questions. Doesn't have much to beat.
Last: Fountain of Youth (1st--by DQ) Next: Blue Grass Odds: 25-1
14. Strong Contender Ward/Prado
People love this horse. He'll have to prove something to me in the Blue Grass.
Last: Allowance (1st) Next: Blue Grass Odds: 25-1
15. Keyed Entry Pletcher/Undecided
Talented horse but won't have a prayer at 10 furlongs.
Last: Wood Memorial (3rd) Next: Undecided Odds: 50-1
16. Deputy Glitters Albertrani/Lezcano
Stable says he hated slop in Wood Memorial. Might deserve another chance.
Last: Wood Memorial (6th) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 40-1
17. Sacred Light Hofmans/Gryder
Lost all chance in Santa Anita Derby when stumbling at the start.
Last: Santa Anita Derby (4th) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 40-1
18. Sunriver Pletcher/Velazquez
Just another horse in what sure is to be a crowded Derby field.
Last: Florida Derby (3rd) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 50-1
19. Cause To Believe Hollendorfer/Baze
Poor performance in Illinois might have knocked him out of Derby picture.
Last: Illinois Derby (3rd) Next: Kentucky Derby Odds: 50-1
20. Like Now McLaughlin/Jara
In tenuous position after missing Wood due to a fever.
Last: Gotham (1st) Next: Undecided Odds: 50-1